Drone design doesn’t impact people’s perception of drones: Study

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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)

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The surprising relationship between mood and productivity

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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.

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Apple wants to measure your mood to better deliver targeted ads

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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.

 

 

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Alzheimer’s Therapy Allows Patient Anything They Want, Even Chocolate

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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.

 

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Study: Why a Spoonful of Sugar Sweetens Your Mood

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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.

 

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Monitoring Twitter Users Moods Can Predict the Rise and Fall of the Stock Market

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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.

 

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Doctors Could Prescribe Specific Kinds of Music to Alleviate Illness

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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.

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Toilet Paper To Match Your Mood

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A toilet paper firm says it’s on a roll after beating the recession with the world’s first mood-matching toilet tissue boutique.

Paper makers Renova say their psychologically trained counsellors can match colours, textures and even the thickness of various loo rolls to individual clients.

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