Archive | research

Scientists Are Trying To Work Out Why You Weirdos Invert Your Controls

After The Guardian ran a story earlier this year on gamers inverting their controls, a group of scientists—who have shifted their studies into online stuff during Covid—are now going to do a little research and try to find out why some people play video games the normal way while others try and play them backwards.Read […]

Continue Reading

How Bad Are The Drivers In Your State? This New Study Has An Answer

I’m fairly certain that everyone is convinced their state has the worst drivers. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Texas, and I’ve felt that each of those states had to be populated by the worst drivers in the world. I’ve driven across the country countless times and found myself thinking, yep, this state is…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

How to Tell If Someone Is Flirting With You, According to Science

Back in the day when we actually used to interact with other people in real life, it wasn’t always clear whether someone was being friendly, wanted something from you, or was actually flirting. After several months in isolation, we’ve probably not gotten any better at this. If you’re someone who likes to rely on data…Read […]

Continue Reading

Researchers Find That Radar Can Be Used to Detect a Nail in a Tire Long Before It Goes Flat

Your car’s dashboard is a smorgasbord of information when it comes to the health and performance of your vehicle. But the one thing it can’t warn drivers about is when the tread on their tires has worn out. It’s a safety risk that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are focusing on with a new real-time…Read […]

Continue Reading

German experiment to assess efficacy of socially-distanced concerts

The people want concerts back, but in the middle of a pandemic, these close-quarters events can easily facilitate the spread of COVID-19. Creative solutions such as drive-in live music events and “rave in a box” concepts persist, and now, the federal states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are funding an experiment to measure the effectiveness of […]

Continue Reading

You Can Finally Buy Boston Dynamics’ Spot, But You Can’t Use It For Evil

Last September, after debuting several years prior, Boston Dynamics’ impressively agile robotic dog Spot was made available to a select number of companies as an experiment to see how the robot would perform outside of the company’s R&D labs. A year later, Spot is now officially available for sale, although not…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

Now Is the Time to Embrace Your Guilty Pleasures

If you’ve spent your days in quarantine interacting with friends and family via Animal Crossing or bingeing every season of your favorite show, you’re not alone. Retreating to simple pleasures seems like a natural response to the stress we’re all living through—and according to new research, indulging in these …Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

If You’re Over 65 You May be Able to Get an Apple Watch Series 5 for $49

Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson on a “Heartline”study, which will test the Apple Watch’s ability for detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib)—an early warning sign for strokes. Anyone 65 years of age of older may be able to get an Apple Watch Series 5 for just $49, which is a huge discount from the […]

Continue Reading

This Rooftop Microphone Alerts Drivers to Emergency Sirens Long Before They Can Hear Them

In many parts of the country pulling over and making room for an approaching emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on is the law, but that’s assuming you can hear or see it coming, which isn’t always easy when you’re behind the wheel. A new device promises to not only listen for emergency vehicles, […]

Continue Reading

IBM Research Created a New Battery That Outperforms Lithium-Ion—No Problematic Heavy Metals Required

With everything from cars, to trucks, to even airplanes going electric, the demand for batteries is going to continue to skyrocket in the coming years—but the availability of the materials currently used to make them is limited. So scientists at IBM Research have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be…Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Ryu Is Faster Than Usain Bolt, According to Math

Have you ever wondered what it would take for a person to perform Street Fighter’s Tatsumaki Senpukyaku in real life? Or how loud the Dragonborn would have to shout to attract all those dragons in Skyrim? Or maybe if the scream energy used by the monsters in Monsters, Inc. is actually viable as a power […]

Continue Reading

Ryu Is Faster Than Usain Bolt, According to Math

Have you ever wondered what it would take for a person to perform Street Fighter’s Tatsumaki Senpukyaku in real life? Or how loud the Dragonborn would have to shout to attract all those dragons in Skyrim? Or maybe if the scream energy used by the monsters in Monsters, Inc. is actually viable as a power […]

Continue Reading

Ryu Is Faster Than Usain Bolt, According to Math

Have you ever wondered what it would take for a person to perform Street Fighter’s Tatsumaki Senpukyaku in real life? Or how loud the Dragonborn would have to shout to attract all those dragons in Skyrim? Or maybe if the scream energy used by the monsters in Monsters, Inc. is actually viable as a power […]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media