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How Technology Made World Domination Easier [COMIC]

How Technology Made World Domination Easier [COMIC] | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Technology has changed the way we do things. Yes, that's probably the duh statement of the year. (Don't be left out, take part in the Social Media Global Revolution!

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Identifying human emotions based on brain activity

Identifying human emotions based on brain activity | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it

For the first time, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have identified which emotion a person is experiencing based on brain activity. 

 

The study, published in the June 19 issue of PLOS ONE, combines functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and machine learning to measure brain signals to accurately read emotions in individuals. Led by researchers in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the findings illustrate how the brain categorizes feelings, giving researchers the first reliable process to analyze emotions. Until now, research on emotions has been long stymied by the lack of reliable methods to evaluate them, mostly because people are often reluctant to honestly report their feelings. Further complicating matters is that many emotional responses may not be consciously experienced.

 

Identifying emotions based on neural activity builds on previous discoveries by CMU’s Marcel Just and Tom M. Mitchell, which used similar techniques to create a computational model that identifies individuals’ thoughts of concrete objects, often dubbed “mind reading.”

 

“This research introduces a new method with potential to identify emotions without relying on people’s ability to self-report,” said Karim Kassam, assistant professor of social and decision sciences and lead author of the study. “It could be used to assess an individual’s emotional response to almost any kind of stimulus, for example, a flag, a brand name or a political candidate.”

 


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France legalises same-sex marriage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

France legalises same-sex marriage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
France has officially become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, with president Francois Hollande signing it into law following months of bitter political debate.
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good work you frenchies - good work indeed <no insult intended, from an Australian frome whom adding 'y' or 'ies' is a sign of affection and respect - yeah, i know we are a bit hard to figure>

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Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement - TIME

Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement - TIME | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement
TIME
The global movement to teach kids about money in school has produced little hard evidence that the effort is paying off.
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yikes - another form of literacy, just when you thought literacy had gone as multi as it could - ok teachers, back to the classroom to learn about 'financial literacy'

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Sharing to Learn, Learning to Share: Sharing Economy Education Sites - KALEV.COM - Local Stories with Global Impact

Sharing to Learn, Learning to Share: Sharing Economy Education Sites - KALEV.COM - Local Stories with Global Impact | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Learning together: Is it time to revise the way we learn? Sharing economy sites are changing the way we educate ourselves.

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sharing - the new learning - wait isn't that what kids and adults and babies have always done to learn? Until we suggested that 'sharing' might be called 'cheating' when testing became the 'thing' we felt we needed to do...and consequently ended up driving assessing to the top of the learning agenda instead of a consequence of learning...it is now the cart that is dragging that little ole donkey of learning around.

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A Post-Google Reader World

A Post-Google Reader World | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
...the plan is to add more services you can choose from in the next weeks and months...* Sue Waters and Richard Byrne recently posted about alternatives to the much-loved Google Reader for RSS feed...

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i am already mournig it and am grateful for some pos solutions - didn't even realise quite how much I relied upon it until it was gone  <that should be in a song> :)

 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:27 AM

Suggestions for RSS Feed; some are mentioned in this curation while you can still find other alternatives, also included in Digital Delights-Digital Tribes (under RSS)

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Admit It. We have all tried to have a diary but failed epically

Admit It. We have all tried to have a diary but failed epically | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
shakespeareintellectualbadass:
“ hopperthedragon:
“ hogwartskidsproblems:
“ sodamnrelatable:

So we made tumblrs.

#Not Voldemort

yah he really put his soul into it

oh my god
” (Admit It.
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yep - that's me - >hands up>

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5 ways robots are invading -- and improving -- hospitals

5 ways robots are invading -- and improving -- hospitals | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it

While hospital robots sound like the stuff of the future, the technology is already in wide use today.

 

If you’ve been waiting for the day when robot doctors will cut you open, monitor you recovery, and keep you company in your hospital room, you won’t have to wait much longer.

 

“We’re in the first inning of a nine-inning exercise. The average patient walks in a hospital and is not touched by robotics. That’s going to change in 10 years,” said John Simon, a partner at Boston-based investment firm Sigma Prime Ventures.

 

That adoption rate, Simon argues, is based on cost: As the price of robotics adoption decreases, hospitals may be more likely to invest in new technology. At their core, robots aren’t all that different from any other hospital gear.

 

The problem for hospitals, however, is that there’s a danger in pursuing robotics too far. “With medical robots,  if you automate something too much, people won’t accept it,” Simon said.

 

This results in a fine line that hospitals and doctors must manage. While some automation and robotics is good, the last thing a hospital wants to do is embrace robots to such an extent that they alienate patients.

 

Little of that, however, is on the minds of hospitals today. Right now, most of them are just trying to figure out how to get robots in the front door. Here are a few ways robots are changing hospitals today.


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look out - Assimov time is here

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cameron scott's curator insight, March 25, 2015 6:29 AM

This article shows us how the innovation  on new robotics technology can be utilized in medicine to assist doctors with their work. The possibilities are endless and using robotics to this degree will take a long time for it to be implemented, since it has to do with patient safety.

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Automating Your Home For Pets

Automating Your Home For Pets | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Home security has taken on a whole new meaning and is now considered home automation. Learn how to lock doors, control air temperature, manage energy, even feed your pets - remotely.
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pet automation - yes, the new way to spend money on your pets  (wait guys, they pretty much deserve it since we are often absent and we insist the live and work to our rules as 'master')

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Invention: The Entrepreneurial Curse

Invention: The Entrepreneurial Curse | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
A lesson from a reformed inventor (Wait, isn’t invention the same as innovation? If you are considering becoming an entrepreneur, or if you run an...

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innovation vs invention - the pain is in the falling down, failing and NOT getting back up again...

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How Technology Made World Domination Easier [COMIC]

How Technology Made World Domination Easier [COMIC] | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Technology has changed the way we do things. Yes, that's probably the duh statement of the year. (Don't be left out, take part in the Social Media Global Revolution!

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aha ahah a ha ha ha - :)

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Twitter / RCdeWinter: You have to be at least ...

Twitter / RCdeWinter: You have to be at least ... | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
RT @RCdeWinter: You have to be at least middle-aged to appreciate this. http://t.co/c3H1vzZ0Vw
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ah nooooooo

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Mental illness in youth: a common struggle

Mental illness in youth: a common struggle | New Good Ideas | Scoop.it
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past.
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yes - we need to better understand its impact and be both mindful and compassionate about an illness that makes little sense at all to those who do not deal with it

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