Monthly Archives: February 2011

Let’s Make Financial Literacy A School Subject

Keyword: Financial Literacy Debt levels in Canada and in the US are at record levels and while many of us are great at spending money — unfortunately few of us are saving for a rainy day. So we need to … Continue reading

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What Does “You Can’t Prove A Negative” Mean?

Is the statement “You can’t prove a negative” meaningless? Sometimes it is mistaken for an argument from ignorance, which is non-proof and a logical fallacy The statement “You can’t prove a negative” is negative. So, how do you prove that … Continue reading

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New P.E. fitness model sparks academic success

Quote: Mens sana in corpore sano. Naperville Central High School, in the Chicago suburbs, has embraced a culture of fitness: PE is a daily, graded requirement. Naperville provides a powerful case study on how aerobic activity can transform not only … Continue reading

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Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

Computers are great at crunching large sets of numbers. The mind excels at assumption and nuance. Jeopardy! is a quiz known for nuance, puns, double entendres and complex language designed to mislead human contestants. Google Search, or any common semantic … Continue reading

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Soon A World Wide Web For Robots

Roboearth is a World Wide Web for the robot. That is where to store the data where the robots can share information and learn about their behavior and environment. It could mean that once a task is learned any robot … Continue reading

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The Riemann Hypothesis – A Journey Through The Prime Num3ers

Math quote: The more abstract and difficult math becomes, the more useful it is. The Riemann Hypothesis is currently the most famous unsolved problem in mathematics. A simple explanation for non-math people. In summary, to the questions, (a) How many … Continue reading

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers

“The Solitude of Prime Numbers” is a Novel by Paolo Giordano. Read Book reviews (The New York Times), and The Complete Review website, The movie Book Bytes recommends this book Giordano wrote The Solitude of Prime Numbers at night (as … Continue reading

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IBM “Watson” System And The Jeopardy Challenge

Jeopardy! challenges even the best human minds. Can a computer win the game? Premiering February 9, 2011 at 10pm on PBS Just as IBM set its sights on defeating a chess Grandmaster with Deep Blue in 1997, the company’s scientists … Continue reading

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How Our Brains Process Visual Information

Can You Really Believe Your Own Eyes? “An S.E.P.” is something that we can’t see, or don’t see, our brain doesn’t let us see, because we think that it’s somebody else’s problem. Change blindness is the phenomenon that occurs when … Continue reading

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