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Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter | science | Scoop.it
More video games may soon be developed specifically for enhancing cognitive functioning to help make individuals smarter

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Title: Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

 

Author: Yukaichou

 

Date: February 15, 2014

 

Main Idea: Researchers are doing tests on others to see if video games have a positive effect on you.

 

Summary: 1) New game development to improve mental skills.

2)Neuro Racer actually helped the older peoples skills and they outperformed the younger group.

3) Improved performance on cognitive skills were showed.

 

Opinion: The author of this blog is pro video game playing.

 

Questions: Could practicing something in a video game prepare you for the real thing?

 

Important: I think this blog is important because our generation plays a lot of video games and they might actually be helpful.

 

Sources:http://www.yukaichou.com/chou-musings/video-games-can-increase-intelligence/#.Uv80INLuKtM  

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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:55 PM

Week of 2-20-14

 

Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

 

Author: Yukaichou

Date: February 15, 2014

 

Main Idea: Games have positive effect on brain functions. It's the way they're made.

 

Summary: They are studying how playing video games have a positive effect on the brain and experimenting different types of games.

 

Opinion: The way they did experiments on different games to see how the games effected the brain was very smart to do.

 

Questions: Do ALL games have positive effect on our brains?

 

Important?: Yes, because we as humans can improve our brain flexibility by playing games that have positive effects on us.

 

From www.yukaichou.com

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:57 PM
Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter<br> <br>Author: Yukaichou<br>Date: February 15, 2014<br> <br>Main Idea: Games have positive effect on brain functions. It's the way they're made.<br> <br>Summary: They are studying how playing video games have a positive effect on the brain and experimenting different types of games.<br> <br>Opinion: The way they did experiments on different games to see how the games effected the brain was very smart to do.<br> <br>Questions: Do ALL games have positive effect on our brains?<br> <br>Important?: Yes, because we as humans can improve our brain flexibility by playing games that have positive effects on us.<br> <br>From www.yukaichou.com
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 7:09 PM

Title: Video Games- Do They Make You Smarter

Author: Yukaichou

Main Idea: Researchers were conducting experiments, or tests, on others to see if video games can help you to become smarter.

Summary:

1)Video games can be helpful to us, but if we use them everyday then it can have a negative effect

2)Help us develop problem solving skills and help our brains become sharper

3)New games developments are made in order to improve our mental skills

Opinion: The author seemed biased and agreed that video games can help us become smarter

Questions: Do all of the that are produced help us to become smarter? What about video games gets people addicted to them?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because our generation plays a lot of video games and new ones are always being produced, so this could help benefit us and future generations.

Source:http://www.yukaichou.com/chou-musings/video-games-can-increase-intelligence/#.UzdLa8Ln-M9

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6 ways to be a better global citizen

6 ways to be a better global citizen | science | Scoop.it

Photo: Thomas Leuthard One of the side effects of international travel is that you lose the luxury of thinking of yourself only as the citizen of your hometown or country.


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Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

 

Author: Matt Hershberger

 

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main Idea: This article lists 6 ways you can become a better global citizen when you're are traveling around the world.

 

Summary: 1) Learning to travel more sustainably is a good way to better your carbon footprint.

2)Read many things so you can become open to new ideas.

3)Getting involved in politics is a great way to become a bigger part of your community.

 

Opinion: I think this whole article is full of the authors opinions about ways to become a better citizen.

 

Questions: No questions at this moment.

 

Importance: I think this article is important because it helps you become an improved citizen.

 

Sources: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 16, 2014 8:05 PM

Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

Author: Matt Hershberger

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main idea: It's about six ways to become a better global citizen when you're visiting another country, state, or city.

 

Summarize the article:

1. You should travel sustainably by traveling by bike, walking, kayaking, or sailing.

2. Learn about the items you buy by checking out the company and if it was ethically made.

3. Read or listen to things that are happening around the world by watching TV, going on the internet, and listening to podcasts.


Opinion/POV: Yes, there's an opinion/POV because the author is giving everybody his tips on how to be a better global citizen. His tips are different from the rest of the world's.


Question: I don't have a question for the article.


Is this article important to science? Why?

I think it is important to science because if you learn about the other countries and the events that take place, you could be informed about new discoveries, research, etc.


Source: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 2014 4:02 PM
i like this article. shows how to be aaa good citizen. I love tht book three cups of tea. good article though.
Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 2014 4:03 PM
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What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

What Killed the Great Beasts of North America? | science | Scoop.it
Humans may have had less to do with the demise of mammoths and other giant mammals than previously thought

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Title: "What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?"

 

Author: Michael Balter

 

Date: January 28, 2014

 

Main idea: Archaeologists are arguing the hypothesis the humans killed off many large mammals in North America.

 

Summarization: *Humans are not at fault for the extinction of large mammals

 

*Archaeologists studied North Eastern North America (which shows evidence of a lot of Mammals living during that time in that area) and came to a conclusion that many species of animals died there before humans came along

 

*Even though human may have had a part in the extinction they are asking themselves the question: what if humans had never came along would these animals still be living?

 

POV: I think they are taking the side of humans and blaming other natural events for the  extinction of the mammals.

 

Questions: The same question that is asked in the article “The fundamental question is whether these animals would have suffered extinction if humans had not arrived.”

 

Is this article important: I think it may be important because accusations against humans could be wrong.

 

Sources: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/01/what-killed-great-beasts-north-america

 

 

 

 

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Celest Ybarra's curator insight, February 7, 2014 7:25 AM

<Title> What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

<Co-authors> Matthew Boulanger and R. Lee Lyman

<Date> 2/6/14

<Main Idea>Theory on what really killed the great beasts of America

<Article Summary>

-For years people believed in the "overkill hypothesis" which stated that early humans killed off the mammals like the mastodon

-Through research the scientist have not found significant evidence proving that the "overkill hypothesis" was correct

-The scientists believe that climate and environmental changes may have played a key role

<Opinions?>

The scientists have a theory that climate and environmental changes may have played a part into why some mammals went extinct.

The time period in which the animals stared dying off was around the same time when the climate began to get hotter

<Questions?>

No, I have no questions for this article.

<Important?>

Yes, because it gives us a chance to find out what really happened to the mammals in that time period.

<Sources>

Archaeology

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From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future | science | Scoop.it
The technology and engineering behind artificial limbs - or prosthetics - has advanced with amazing speed and, when combined with 3D printing technology and the advances in what is generally called...

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Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

 

Author: Graham Noble

 

Date: February 5, 2014

 

Main Idea: Prosthetics can now not only help your ability but enhance it with this new technology.

 

Summary: 1) enhances your physical performance.

2) 3D printing technology can make it more affordable

3) New defensive armor could help our soldiers survive.

 

Opinion: I think this article was factual mostly.

 

Questions: Would this be considered a kind of a steroid?

 

Important: I think it is important because advances in technology could change our physical performance.

 

Sources: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

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Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET's comment, February 19, 2014 2:49 PM
Thank you very much Kalani for all these interesting information.
Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:26 PM

Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

Author: Graham Noble

Date: February 5, 2014

 

Main Idea: The creation of bionic prosthetics that not only restore physical ability, but perform better than the originals could be seen in the near future.

 

Summary:

1. The development of exoskeletons and "smart" armor that are designed to enhance soldiers' protection and physical capability is currently being worked on by the military.

2. Neural interfacing aims to work in ways that the central nervous system can control the operation of a prosthetic and even receive sensory information from it.

3. 3D printing technology can help make artificial limbs more affordable and also allows for nearly limitless customization of prosthetics.

 

Opinion/POV: I didn't see an opinion nor POV in this article.

 

Question: How would a bionic prosthetic function?

 

Is this article important to science? Why?

 

Yes, I believe this article is important to science because it talks about the future of technology in prosthetics.

 

Source: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:10 PM

Title: From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

Author: Graham Noble

Main Idea: Prosthetics can not only help to enhance your ability to move but can also enhance it with the help of new technology

Summary:

1)This article is about limb replacement for people who want to enhance their ability to move better

2)The development of exoskeletons and 'smart' armor were designed to perform better than the originals: faster, stronger, more dexterous and more precise than it’s organic predecessor.

3)3D technology can also help make the prosthetics more affordable, thus more popular

Opinion: The article was mostly based on facts, so I don't think was any opinions.

Questions: How much does it cost to get a prosthetic object? How many people already have this product?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it helps improves peoples lives, and results from using this product can help scientists, or researchers, in the future. With all of the information that that receive from the people who use the product, it can help further them into building even better prosthetics.

Source: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/from-human-to-cyborg-custom-designed-enhanced-prosthetics-are-in-our-future/

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Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here | science | Scoop.it
After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.

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Title: Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

 

Author: Jon Stewart

 

Date: 28 October 2013

 

Main Idea: After years of wanting to fly through the air on your own machine, a man in New Zealand has finally come up with a way to do so. And not only for entertainment but also for helping people.

 

Summarize: 1) Developed in Christchurch, New Zealand

2)  It is capable of flight up to 7,000ft (2100m) and speeds of 50mph (80kph).

3)Will be out by mid 2014.

 

Opinion: I don't think there is an opinion included, I think it is mostly a factual article.

 

Importance: I think this article is important because it is introducing a new development that could become the next big thing in technology.

 

Questions: Could people travel long distances in the near future with this jetpack?

 

Sources: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131028-welcome-to-the-jetpack-era

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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:30 PM

Title: Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

Author: Jon Stewart 

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main idea: The production and delivery of jetpacks could start in mid 2014.

 

Summarize the article:

1. Jetpacks could be used by the police, fire fighters, and paramedics to access places that they couldn't reach before.

2. A standard tank of fuel could power the jetpack for about thirty minutes.

3. It's easy to fly and just hovers if you take your hands off the controls.

 

Opinion or POV: None.

 

Question: If these jetpacks are sold to the public, how much would one cost?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

I believe that this article is important to science because it deals with the future of transportation and you have to use the scientific method with these types of things. You'd have to form a hypothesis, observe, experiment, and analyze the results.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131028-welcome-to-the-jetpack-era

 

Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, February 21, 2014 9:19 PM

Week of 2-21-14

 

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

 

Author: Jon Stewart

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.

 

Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.

 

Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.

 

Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?

 

Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.

 

www.bbc.com

 

 

 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:56 PM
Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here<br> <br>Author: Jon Stewart<br>Date: October 28, 2013<br> <br>Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.<br> <br>Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.<br> <br>Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.<br> <br>Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?<br> <br>Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.<br> <br>www.bbc.com<br>
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New study suggests global warming decreases storm activity and extreme weather

New study suggests global warming decreases storm activity and extreme weather | science | Scoop.it
A paper published January 21st in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs storm activity in Iceland over the past 1,200 years and finds storminess and extreme weather variability was far more common during the Little Ice Age in comparison to the Medieval...

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Title: "Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-expected ground motion in major earthquake, virtual earthquake generator shows"

 

Author: Ker Than

 

Date: Jan 23, 2014

 

Main Idea: Scientists are using a "virtual earthquake technique" to confirm the prediction of great destruction in Los Angeles if a massive earth quake were to hit along the San Andreas Fault.

 

Summarization: *If a big earthquake does happen along the San Andreas Fault Los Angeles will experience unusually strong movement of the ground.

*New technology is helping out with confirmations and may even help reduce destruction

*This technology will help many other cities who share an alike structure to the city of Los Angeles.

 

Questions: Could they some how know as to when exactly the earthquake is going to happen?

 

Important?

I think this article is very important because it could save many lives, and could possibly not only save the city of Los Angeles but many other cities around the world.

 

Source: Stanford university

 

 

 

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