Research from the University of Notre Dame that shows a person’s bias to see guns in the hands of others is increased when the subject is holding a gun. The research, which will be published in the soon-to-be released issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance showed that subjects holding a toy gun were more likely to perceive the image of a person they were looking at to be holding a gun as opposed to another type of object.
A new study fails to replicate controversial research that suggested the existence of psychic abilities.
The American Meteorological Society says that the amount of ice covering the Great Lakes has decreased over 71% in the past 40 years. A drop that the author of the report attributes to climate change, El Nino and La Nina. The report published last month said only about 5 percent of the Great Lakes surface froze over this year.
Can computer software detect lies at a better rate than people? Scientific Anerican reports that researchers at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York claim that their software, which analyzes eye movement can determine a lie with 82.5% accuracy.
Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology by Paul K. Martin, Inspector General for NASA revealed the ongoing issues with NASA’s Security efforts. He highlighted five issues of main concern, Lack of full awareness of Agency-wide IT security posture; Shortcomings in implementing a continuous monitoring approach to IT security; Slow pace of encryption for NASA laptop computers and other mobile devices; Ability to combat sophisticated cyber attacks; and Transition to cloud computing.