brainiac
brain·i·ac (brāʹnē-ăk') n. Slang
A highly intelligent person: “These companies are not hot Silicon Valley startups swarming with Gen-X brainiacs” (Ronald Henkoff).
  [Probably from Brainiac, a highly intelligent villain in DC Comics, blend of brain, and maniac.]

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