Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions—even 'happily disgusted'
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions—even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" ...
Researchers develop 'personalized advantage index,' a new decision-making tool
One of the primary social motivations for scientific research is the ability to make better decisions based on the results. But whether it is deciding what material to use in making a solar panel, what antibiotic to use on ...
Simple changes to homework improved student learning
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.
IBM sees five tech-powered changes in next five years
Technology stalwart IBM on Tuesday predicted classrooms getting to know students and doctors using DNA to customize care are among five big changes on the horizon.
Who's the ace among aces? New tool helps identify astronauts with better spatial skills
On Oct. 30, 2007, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery set out on a routine mission: installing two solar panels on the truss, or backbone, of the International Space Station. While the first panel ...
Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that ...
Researchers show that bold baboons learn to solve tasks from other baboons
Baboons learn from other baboons about new food sources – but only if they are bold or anxious – according to a new study published in the journal PeerJ. The results suggest that personality plays a key ...
South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year.
Can monogamy undermine intelligence?
Yes. At least over 100 generations in Drosophila melanogaster vinegar flies.
Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society
High quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children can simultaneously reduce inequality and boost productivity in America, contends James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University ...
Everyday travel and the cognitive map
Do you have a special way of getting to work or to a favorite restaurant? If so, then your cognitive map is doing its job.
Disabled shoppers confront holiday shopping barriers
Before chestnuts roast on the fire and sugarplums dance in the dreams of youngsters, the holiday season elicits visions of crowded parking lots and malls overrun by shoppers while retailers try to keep up with the demand.
A smart walker that guides its users
As part of the EU-funded DALi project, Siemens' global research unit Corporate Technology is developing a high-tech walker that can safely guide people with cognitive impairments through public buildings. ...
Are animals as smart, or as dumb, as we think they are?
Does my dog only think of eating, sleeping and chasing squirrels? Does my girlfriend's cat really have the capacity to plot my accidental death? Are cows just walking hamburgers and pigeons intent on world ...