We're pretty excited about this one!
Hossein will be featured on the CBC's The Hour, and it's segment, Is this A Good Idea?. The idea is that The Hour will give some TV face time to projects which sound interesting and innovative. Then lets its viewers decide whether it is in fact, a good idea.
Is this a good idea?
That's what we'd like to know. Good idea -- sliced bread. Bad idea -- Gary, Indiana.
We're building a tally of the best and worst ideas around, and the power, my friends, is in your hands.
An idea a week for your viewing pleasure, and all we ask is that you weigh in with your thoughts, your thumbs, and with what I should eat for lunch, because the food in this place is killing me. killing. me.
Well now it's our turn. I'm involved in a Mobile lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, which produces, well, mobile technology. One of the research projects we are working is a matching engine for ad-hoc networks and social interactions in such environments. One of the applications is the dating scenario which will be featured on the show, this Thursday, December 13, at 11:00 pm, on CBC. Make sure you check it out, then go online and give us the old yay or ney.
So would you consider dating using mobile devices, in a club scenario. would you like to find people with particular resources quickly at a conference, exchange information with people in a meeting, and automatically know who's the best match for your new start up, who's got the technical skills to make your project the next Google?
Researchers in Japan have found that chimps have better short term memory then humans. Most people, including some biologists and psychiatrists, believe that human cognitive skills are far better then that of any primate, but according to the research of Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Kyoto University in Japan, this is not the case. Dr. Matsuzawa's results will be published in the Current Biology journal.
Check out Ali's page, the chimp in question, for some pretty cool videos of his memory skills.
If you have trouble believing that we might not be the smartest primates on this planet, you have to admit that we are at least getting dumber.