Temporally-displaced heat pump systems.

Conventional heat pumps use mechanical work to exchange heat, against a temperature gradient, between two reservoirs that are spatially displaced; ie heat is removed at one location and discharged at another. An alternative approach which has not... continue reading

Commercialization of Buddhist sacred trees to correct disconnections from nature

Enlightenment is the understanding of the universal facts while improving mental condition in to a supreme level. Last twenty eight Buddhas who attained this status have undergone the deep meditation, reflecting on his experience of life,... continue reading

Problems in Erzya subject-object-conjugation ambiguity

The Mordvin languages, Erzya and Moksha, are known for their subject and subject-object marking. The cellular structure and usage in the sibling languages diverge. Here, I discribe phenomena in Erzya.
The subject-object marking in Erzya involves... continue reading


As set out in NPBR.1. and JBI.2., MAOI OCD cure involves gut TRPA1 activation by radicals*,and vagal/trigeminal change influencing the parabrachial and subthalamic nuclei.3. The subthalamic nucleus is implicated in OCD.4. with ventral subthalamic... continue reading

A novel DOAS Retrieval algorithm without light intensity calibration

Differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) technology enables accurate real-time monitoring of the concentration of flue gas components and is an effective means of controlling flue gas pollutant emissions at source. In DOAS systems,... continue reading

The Paradox of Implicit Logrolling

The process of Implicit Logrolling (Buchanan & Tullock,1962) is a form of indirect vote-trading that heavily relies on the bundling of wedge issues. By way of tying specific groupings of policies to attract targeted demographics of voters to a... continue reading

Perspectives on coffee culture: Ge’ez conundrums

Ethiopia is the cradle of coffee culture, yet early evidence for it is scant. Does the Ge’ez word for coffee reveal clues? I propose an etymological link to the Zorastrian Emperor of Persia, Khosrow I (or II), reflecting contemporaneous Aksumite... continue reading

Delivery of Grocery items before demand

To delivery of the items before demand, it is important to know the monthly demands of the various families. so collect the information like size of family, festival celebration, possibilities of guest arrival, daily and monthly demand of various... continue reading

Backward stepwise elimination: A model-based method for nonlinear dimension reduction

In multidimensional data modeling, dimension reduction is not intuitive. Forward feature selection is usually deceptive. That is, a strongly related feature may have a small correlation coefficient (near zero) to the objective, especially when the... continue reading

Statistical significance under low power: A Gettier case?

Epistemologists and researchers alike are concerned with the conditions under which one can be said to possess knowledge. In philosophy there is a classic account of knowledge as being "Justified True Belief". Under this account, a person can only... 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.