Explaining and Overcoming Intellectual Segregation

Among the many insights of Nobel prize-winning economist Thomas Schelling is his model of racial segregation. Observing urban dynamics in the United States in the late 1960s, Schelling modeled how individual preferences can lead to collectively... continue reading

Ecofriendly Management of Plant Diseases by Biosynthesised Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma spp.

The status of Trichoderma spp. in established research and industry is in view of its twin focal advantages of plant growth promotion and biological control. However, these features are fully expressed in field conditions primarily when an... continue reading

Endurance Hunting aa a Driver for Sexual Dimorphism and Role Differentiation

Early humans were endurance hunters. They were successful in long distance pursuit of prey. This behavioral strategy is believed to be at least 2MM years old, predating h. sapiens, and persists in Kalahari bushmen and the Tarahumara, amongst... continue reading

Cancer cell nuclear expulsion: a possible mechanism of survival, and metastasis capability.

A very interesting and novel experiment was carried out by Florina Bojin et al Wiley. Constructing on this published work, I propose a novel survival mechanism of the cancer cell,... continue reading

Time dependent and location dependent electric pricing using smart meters

Smart meters are increasingly deployed to electric endusers, with the prime goal of decreasing metering costs for the power companies.They can be set in a way that the momentary power usage is transmitted close to realtime.
The trading price of... continue reading

Extragalactic radio sources as lighthouses for SETI

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is one of the most ambitious scientific endeavors. It aims at detecting signals produced intentionally or unintentionally by extraterrestrial civilizations ([Siemion et al.,... continue reading

Complexity spaces will capture more a more nuanced understanding of technological evolution in the Pleistocene

In Paleolithic archaeology, we are interested in changes in complexity in technology, social networks, and communication over time. However, little research has been done to specify and quantify what is meant by ‘complexity.’ Recently that has... continue reading

Religion and Terrorism: how to stop their affinity?

Terror attacks sometimes and suicide terror attacks always direct our attention toward religion. It seems that maybe all religions in some sense have dangerous, lethal potential because they suggest another kind of reality which is always this... continue reading

Smart Bioactive NO meter

NO (Nitric Oxide) is a radical gas and one of most important signaling molecules in the human body, Jain 2015. Everything one does during life e.g., nutrition, physical activities,... continue reading

Reducing the peer review burden and raising grant success rates by passing a simple law

Pass a law that limits the total dollars that a research organization can request from the federal government to three times the average dollars they received in previous years. This would immediately change the average success rate of grants to... continue reading


This is the Journal of Brief Ideas - citable ideas in fewer than 200 words.

Before you can create a new idea, you'll need to log in using the link above. You also can't vote on existing ideas without signing in too.


Click on the icon to vote on an idea. You can't vote on your own ideas.