Posts Tagged ‘research’

Microsoft’s R&D

PCWorld has a pretty interesting story on Microsoft’s R&D efforts. While Microsoft is viewed as an old technology company they aren’t done innovating. In many ways they remind me of AT&T in the Bell Labs days. It’s very possible some of the best research of the day is being done there, and we quite possibly […]

Looking At Cute Animals Can Boost Productivity

From the “you can’t make this stuff up department” over at LifeScience: Previous studies have shown that humans slow down their speech when talking to babies, and the Japanese researchers speculated that viewing the cute images may have had a similar effect — slowing the behavior of the students who saw the cute baby animal […]

Obvious Dept: Men Behave Better Around Pretty Women

I love silly research results. This one comes via the Mail Online: Men apparently become nicer, kinder and more caring when there is a beautiful woman nearby. Is there anyone on this planet who is surprised by this? We’re also more crude when it’s just guys around. Maybe I can get government funding to prove […]

Intelligence And Staying Up Late

London School of Economics and Political Science research as summarized by the Winnipeg Free Press: People with higher IQs are more apt to be nocturnal night-owls. Those with lower IQs tend to restrict their activities primarily to daytime. Of course it’s important to note correlation does not imply causation. That said, lots of genius work […]

Apple’s College Market Share

From iPodNN: Only a little over 20 percent of 212 polled students say they bought a new computer in the last three months, as compared to over 30 percent in 2009, 40 percent in 2008 and nearly 70 percent in 2007. Mac share has meanwhile risen to 38 percent, from 32 percent in 2009, 29 […]

The Color Red

Women are more attracted to men in red according to recent research: Red, Rank, and Romance in Women Viewing Men [pdf]. …in a series of 7 experiments we demonstrate that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background and in red clothing, and we additionally show that […]