Monthly Archives: March 2013

Roots of Empathy | Using Babies to Decrease Aggression, Prevent Bullying #edchat

Roots of Empathy, first started in 1996 in Toronto and introduced into U.S. schools in 2007, aims to build more peaceful and caring societies by increasing the level of empathy in children. The social and emotional learning program uses infants … Continue reading

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What Happens When Journalist Forces Banker To Answer Questions

This Is What Happens When A Journalist Forces A Banker To Actually Answer A Question. It’s hard not to appreciate how thoroughly Irish journalist Vincent Browne shuts down these banker’s multiple attempts to weasel their way out of answering his … Continue reading

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David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications — that work better … Continue reading

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Documentary| Extreme Astronomy – Seeing Stars

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life. They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite … Continue reading

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Levitating computer mouse #tech

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” ~ Bill Gates     KIBARDIN presents a new product – levitating wireless computer mouse. The Bat is a set that consists of a base – mouse pad … Continue reading

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Video Games and the Uncanny Valley #tech

Uncanny valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley   In 1978, the Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori noticed something interesting: The more humanlike his robots became, the more people were attracted to them, but only up to a point. If an android become too realistic and … Continue reading

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Newton’s cradle – Lightbulb version #physics #art

                                                                Newton’s cradle is a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres. The device is also known as Newton’s balls or “Executive Ball Clicker”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton’s_cradle       Japanese art … Continue reading

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