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TED of the Month: James Flynn – Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents’

Year over year, people fare better on standardized tests, a global phenomenon known as the Flynn Effect. James Flynn, the New Zealand-based researcher who discovered this, believes that environmental factors play a greater role in intelligence than genetics does. In this fascinating TED talk, a fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn makes the case that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.

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Ghent University is looking for an Office Manager

UGent - logoThe office manager handles the daily operations of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. This assignment requires the motivation to diligently handle administrative tasks. There is a close collaboration with the executive team in Ghent and continuous communication with members and partners globally. Your role is to ensure the organizational, communicative and financial activities including membership and conference administration.

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Imec develops Bluetooth Smart radio with record battery lifetime

Gent BC_imec_batterijOn December 3rd, Imec, Holst Centre and Wicentric introduced their integrated ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart radio solution for a range of smart applications. With a power consumption up to five times lower than state-of-the-art radios and an extremely small memory footprint, this radio solution leads the way to new Internet of Things applications such as personal health monitoring systems and smart home applications.

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Science Assistant wanted @VIB

VIB - LogoThe Cytokine Receptor Lab (CRL – VIB/Ghent University) is a dynamic environment of over 35 highly motivated researchers and lab technicians. We combine extensive cell biology and molecular biology expertise to excel in basic and translational research. More detailed information on our research interests can be found at www.crl-mappit.be. The CRL is located in the historic Rommelaere Institute close to the city center of Ghent.

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