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'Extreme' star's sudden slowdown stumps astronomers - Technology & Science - CBC News

'Extreme' star's sudden slowdown stumps astronomers - Technology & Science - CBC News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A rare, bizarre type of star has left astronomers scratching their heads after unexpectedly slowing down its spin. Such a slow-down had never been observed before and seemed contrary to prevailing theories.
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Why We Resist Our Inner Calling | 60 Second Reads | Big Think

Why We Resist Our Inner Calling | 60 Second Reads | Big Think | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
We resist our callings because they call us out of our habitual lives.
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Tanning beds and skin cancer

Tanning beds and skin cancer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Were you aware that skin cancer is on the rise, mainly in young women? See this write-up to discover the negative truth about tanning beds and an excessive amount of sun exposure.
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What I Wish I Knew About Computer Science Earlier (EdSurge News)

What I Wish I Knew About Computer Science Earlier (EdSurge News) | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

by Jasmine Tsai

 

"The one thing that I wish I had known about computer science (and programming more generally) earlier is that it is a profoundly creative and interdisciplinary pursuit. What you choose to apply your problem-solving to is something that demands great ingenuity in how one transforms patterns of the physical world into a digital distillation. Coding is a process of both synthesis and genesis; not only is it guided by rules and syntax, but also something you create from scratch (like you would with a painting or a novel).

 

"Many people talk about programming as being incredibly self-empowering--that the aspect they love the most is how they are able to build anything for themselves. That much is true, but the even better part is how you will also be able to offer that ability to anybody’s idea. Code is not everything, but an application can serve as the careful and intelligent distillation of someone’s vision that others can then further rally around. It is an incredibly giving and powerful skill that everyone should be entitled to have"

  

 


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Eye-Tracking Software Goes Mobile - IEEE Spectrum

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Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill at D11 | TechHive

Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill at D11 | TechHive | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Motorola debuted some experimental security technology that would allow users to access their devices via an electronic tattoo or by consuming a

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More Info Mod Minecraft 1.5.2/1.5.1 | Minecraft EON

More Info Mod Minecraft 1.5.2/1.5.1 | Minecraft EON | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
More Info Mod will add a lot more information to your screen. The information you want to see is easy configurable. Just press the I key to open the MoreInfo
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Science Across Virtual Institutes - SAVI

Science Across Virtual Institutes - SAVI | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Formally launched in January, 2013, the Finland-USA Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) collaboration connects sixteen research groups  in the Finland and the US in an effort carry out significant advances in education and the learning sciences.  These groups have formed eight team pairs, each representing both nations.  Each team has different research objectives and goals, but all of the teams share a vision to foster deep and immersive engagement in learners and learner communities.

"The SAVI’s intellectual core can be defined in terms of the diverse ways that learner engagement is marshalled, understood, theoretically specified, and tested.  (NSF currently supports several SAVI efforts internationally; SAVI represents a novel mechanism for research investment that leverages existing and new collaborations that converge on common lines of inquiry – in this case, the questions of deep learner engagement.)

"Investigators from both countries met at a workshop at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC, in June 2012, under the aegis of the US National Science Foundation, Tekes, the Finnish Agency for Technology and Innovation, and the Academy of Finland.  The workshop arose from collaborations led primarily by Roy Pea of Stanford University and Hannele Niemi of Helsinki University.  The three federal funding bodies agreed to consider proposals for collaboration, in accordance with the practices that they each represent.

"In addition to the underlying research and development in learning innovations that the projects will share, the SAVI features opportunities for early career researchers and teacher researchers to visit partner sites in Finland and the US and a series of webinars and short courses of interest to researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers."


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Virtual Art Pecha Kucha

A Pecha Kucha is a short presentation format where the presenter has 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, to get their idea across. This is a rather laid back one I…

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Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Digital Natives – learn their language

Digital Natives – learn their language | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Digital Natives are one of the fastest growing and most valuable target groups. They are tech-savvy, have technology integrated into their daily life, are in a well-paid job and can be any age – Digital Natives are not all young under 30s! As more and more people around the world become both tech-savvy and well-paid, this target group is naturally on the rise. But what does this mean to industry and retail? What should be invented? Which direction should innovation take in order to meet the Digital Natives’ needs, let’s say, in 2020?


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New mathematical model links space-time theories

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have taken a significant step in a project to unravel the secrets of the structure of our Universe.

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Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest

Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov wants us all to live forever, our minds inside avatars. And he is spending a bundle to try to make his colossal dream happen.
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Can Physics Save Economics? | Big Think TV | Big Think

Can Physics Save Economics? | Big Think TV | Big Think | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
It was actually "physics envy" that got us in trouble in the first place. 
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Synesthesia: How does your name taste?

Synesthesia: How does your name taste? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Are you convinced that Mount Everest tastes like strawberries? Or that Friday is a deep green colour? Does hearing your friend Dave’s name make you wretch? If so, you might be entering the baffling...

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Painting through the power of thought enabled by scientists - Telegraph

Painting through the power of thought enabled by scientists - Telegraph | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A computer that enables users to paint through the power of thought has been developed by scientists.

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wow....I would say painting withouth hands because the power of thought its always there..

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New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis

New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense

The spectacular discovery of the Higgs boson in July 2012 confirmed a nearly 50-year-old theory of how elementary particles acquire mass, which enables them to form big structures such as galaxies and humans. “The fact that it was seen more or less where we expected to find it is a triumph for experiment, it’s a triumph for theory, and it’s an indication that physics works,” Arkani-Hamed told the crowd.

However, in order for the Higgs boson to make sense with the mass (or equivalent energy) it was determined to have, the LHC needed to find a swarm of other particles, too. None turned up.

 

Read more at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-physics-complications-lend-support-to-multiverse-hypothesis

 


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Avatars help silence schizophrenia's voices - Sydney Morning Herald

Avatars help silence schizophrenia's voices - Sydney Morning Herald | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Avatars help silence schizophrenia's voices Sydney Morning Herald LONDON: People with schizophrenia who didn't respond to medication learned to control hallucinatory voices with the aid of a computer program that used an avatar of their imagined...

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Minecraft Creator’s New Game ‘Scrolls’ Gets A Trailer, Arrives June 3 In Beta | TechCrunch

Minecraft Creator’s New Game ‘Scrolls’ Gets A Trailer, Arrives June 3 In Beta | TechCrunch | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Mojang, the creative force behind Minecraft, is releasing its next title to the public a week from today on June 3rd.

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First Annual OpenSim Community Conference announced

First Annual OpenSim Community Conference announced | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

On Monday May 20th, the Overte Foundation and Avacon announced the First Annual OpenSim Community Conference, which will take place on the 7th and 8th September 2013. OSCC-banner.


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3rd Rock looks to real world music fans for new users – Hypergrid Business

3rd Rock looks to real world music fans for new users – Hypergrid Business | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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The Kid Should See This - Videos for Young Learners

The Kid Should See This - Videos for Young Learners | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Not-made-for-kids videos for kids. Watched & collected by Rion Nakaya with her 2 & 5 year olds. Follow @thekidshouldsee.

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Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life

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A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.

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Diving Mask Uses Augmented Reality To Identify Deep Sea Creatures - PSFK

Diving Mask Uses Augmented Reality To Identify Deep Sea Creatures - PSFK | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Tech enhanced concept eyewear turns any underwater enthusiast into a mobile encyclopedia.

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