A group of Belgian academic security researchers from KU Leuwen have published a paper detailing their investigation into improving the security of neurostimulators: electrical brain implants used to treat chronic pain, Parkinson’s, and other conditions.
They found that — as is typical for medical implants — security for these devices is, at best,Read More
By Dario Taraborelli When researchers write, we don’t just describe new findings — we place them in context by citing the work of others. Citations trace the lineage of ideas, connecting disparate lines of scholarship into a cohesive body of knowledge, and forming the basis of how we know what we know.
In High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities, a group of academic and industry neuroscientists survey a self-selected group of 3,715 MENSA members about their mental health history and find a correlation between high IQ and clinical anxiety and depression disorders, an effect they attribute to “overexitabilities” — “the same heightenedRead More
In 2002, early bloggers started hunting for googlewhacks: “a pair of common words, like ‘schadenfreude carburetor’ that appear together on only one page in Google’s index.”
Turns out that there’s nothing new under the sun. Classicists search corpuses for the elusive hapax legomenon: “a word that occurs only once in a text, anRead More