A University of Nevada, Las Vegas study has found that the design of a drone doesn’t actually impact people’s perceptions of drones. The study asked 647 people in the U.S. to rate their perception of drones that they saw in pictures, manipulated across four factors – color, propeller blades, legs and propeller safety guards. (Video)
Michael Grothaus: There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found that to be true: Anything of significance I’ve accomplished in my life has, at least in part, been due to the attitude I’ve held, even when there were negative factors working against me that were outside my control.
Apple wants to measure your mood through body sensors, user habits, and consumer data.
Apple wants to know more about its users–specifically how they are feeling, to be able to better serve ads. A patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows Apple is looking at the possibility of measuring users’ mood to better target content.
Microsoft’s ‘smart bra’
In recent years, Microsoft has been steadily expanding into the realm of hardware with the Surface, the Nokia handset deal and the Xbox One. Now, the tech giant is taking its first tentative steps into the world of lingerie.
People that sleep on left side of bed are more cheerful and positive.
Snuggling up for the night on the left-hand side of the bed is key to a happier life, so says a new study .
Fatty foods make you less sad.
Does eating a bowl of ice cream, a giant serving of mac ‘n’ cheese or a plate of chocolate chip cookies put you in a good mood? We already know that fatty, comfort foods can help bust a bad mood — but new research from Belgian researchers gives new insight into why.
Comforting food improves patients’ behavior and mood because it “sends messages they can still understand.
Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when Beatitudes nursing home agreed to an urgent plea to accept her, all that changed.
Angry? Sweeten your mood with some sugar.
A spoonful of sugar may be enough to cool a hot temper, at least for a short time, according to new research. A study found that people who drank a glass of lemonade sweetened with sugar acted less aggressively toward a stranger a few minutes later than did people who consumed lemonade with a sugar substitute.
There is a correlation between the stock market and public mood.
The general mood among Twitter users can predict the rise and fall of the stock market almost a week in advance, a new study has found. A computer scientist in the US has discovered that the correlation between the Dow Jones and the collective public mood was almost 90 per cent accurate.
Prescription for music
Patients with pain or depression could be prescribed specific kinds of music to help alleviate their symptoms as a result of new research. Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University are using sound engineering and psychology to see how music can convey emotion and regulate mood.
The Newest In Twitter Fashion
Do you wear your emotions on your sleeve? Well, with Vanessa Sorenson’s Tweet Sleeve, you can do that a bit more literally. This gadget searches for keywords in your most recent tweets to gauge your mood and then displays that mood on the sleeve of a hoodie.
The Creative Colors Of Butt Cleanliness
Paper makers Renova say their psychologically trained counsellors can match colours, textures and even the thickness of various loo rolls to individual clients.