Archive for the 'Science' Category

How To Fight Cancer With HIV

How To Fight Cancer With HIV

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Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

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RSA Animate – The Power of Networks

Bing’s Manuel Lima talks about networks, knowledge and the evolution of how we structure everything.

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The Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe – if you ever wanted to put everything in perspective

(hat tip to ScienceAlert)

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Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

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Astronomers find largest water reservoir ever, 12 billion years in the past

Astronomers find largest water reservoir ever, 12 billion years in the past

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Last flight of the Space Shuttle: a 30-year retrospective

Last flight of the Space Shuttle: a 30-year retrospective.

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Geomedicine – Your health depends on where you live

Geomedicine – Your health depends on where you live

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ESO – Top 100 Images

ESO – Top 100 Images

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Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Five years ago, when our son was born, we wanted to keep notes on his first bilingual, later trilingual, language acquisition. One idea was to do audio records, but the amount of data would have proven quickly to be unmanageable as well as life (read: work) getting into the way. In the end, we kept written notes about the first correct utterance of a word in a few dozen cases. Tonight, I came across at a TED talk by Deb Roy: The birth of a word. His presentation as well as the implementation and findings are nothing short of amazing.

Photo: Mad Dash to Catch Space Shuttle Crossing the Sun

Photo: Mad Dash to Catch Space Shuttle Crossing the Sun

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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies

Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies

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World’s Total CPU Power: One Human Brain

World’s Total CPU Power: One Human Brain

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David Eagleman – The Brain and The Law

David Eagleman – The Brain and The Law

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Project Implicit®

Project Implicit® – taken from the introduction:

It is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology.

This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. […]

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