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A cup or two of coffee daily can improve mental performance and alertness

A cup or two of coffee daily can improve mental performance and alertness | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Billions of people around the world now drink coffee and tea for the caffeine that helps them through the day. Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that in small quantities can lift your mood and make you mentally more alert. In bigger quantities, however, it can trigger anxiety, panic and insomnia. It can also cause headaches and raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Until recently, experts recommended that the ideal dose for raising mental alertness was one or two strong cups of coffee a day (100–200mg). However, recent research has shown that more may not do as much harm after all. Nonetheless, tolerance to caffeine quickly builds up. Studies show that if you drink 400mg (4–5 cups) of coffee a day for just a week, caffeine no longer keeps you awake. Meanwhile, stop- ping your caffeine....
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10 famous must watch documentaries

10 famous must watch documentaries | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
1. Zeitgeist First on in my list is Zeitgeist. This film gathers information from many sources and puts it together in a way that shows it is possible for people to be manipulated by large institutions, governments and economic powers. It is divided into 3 parts. 1. Religion: Pagan astrological beliefs compared to modern and ancient religions. (9:35-35:53) 2. 9/11: An overview of the numerous questionable aspects of this immensely important event. (35:54-1:09:16) 3. The Federal Reserve Bank: A history of its formation and ability to control the economy. (1:09:17-1:56:23) With many news clips from tragic events in history, audio excerpts from those who believe people are being misled about the level of freedom they have, this riveting documentary will anger those who agree with i....
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Catch 22

Catch 22 | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
I came across this phrase yesterday and started researching about it. It originated from Joseph Heller's novel "Catch-22" which was about the lunacy of war.
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The Hexagon of Trignometric Identities

This powerful mnemonic is easily reproducible by memory, with functions on one side and co-functions on the other, a 1 in the middle, and three triangles pointed down.Reading across diagonals gives you inverses:Reading left-right-down the three...
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Troxler's fading

Troxler's fading or Troxler's effect is a phenomenon of visual perception. When someone fixates on a particular point for a few seconds, the image starts to fade away and disappears.
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Leidenfrost effect

Leidenfrost effect | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
"The Leidenfrost effect is a phenomenon in which a liquid, in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than the liquid's boiling point, produces an insulating vapor layer which keeps that liquid from boiling rapidly.
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Is Light the Ultimate Speed Limit?

Is Light the Ultimate Speed Limit? | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Science had always been asserting that speed of light which is approximately equal to 299 792 458 meter/sec is a limit which no one in the universe can ever exceed. For an area of research dealing with fantastic speeds, progress on...
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Beauty of 6174

My favorite will always be 1.618 but 6174 fascinated me recently mainly because of the mystery it carries. Let me start with the history before I dive into the details, It was in 1949 when an Indian mathematician named D.
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World's Oldest Bulb - Burning for more than 110 years

World's Oldest Bulb - Burning for more than 110 years | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
The world's oldest light bulb has been burning for more than 110 years - so little wonder it has a fan club with thousands of members and its own website. The so called "Centennial Light" has been on almost constantly since 1901. It holds pride of place in Fire Station 6, in Livermore, northern California.source:www.centennialbulb.org
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I have a silly question…in mathematics

I am an author specializing in writing stuff that is supposed to help in improving the self of the reader. So nothing under the sun can be anathema to me.
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Mapping Business Value to User Experience

Mapping Business Value to User Experience | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it

Paul McAleer and I presented a case study at UX Strat 2013. Here is a short piece on that case study.


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What is rayleighs scattering law?

Definition:  Rayleighs Scattering Law is a phenomenon of Electromagnetic Radiation scattering while traversing through a medium.
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Michael Jackson's Anti-Gravity Illusion Patent

Michael Jackson's Anti-Gravity Illusion Patent | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Michael Jackson, the acclaimed entertainer and eccentric cultural icon, was not just a dancer but also an inventor. The king of pop, recieved a US Patent in 1993 for an invention called "Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion".
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Mpemba effect - Hot water can sometimes freeze faster than cold

Mpemba effect - Hot water can sometimes freeze faster than cold | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Mpemba effect simply asserts that warm water can freeze faster than cold water. This phenomenon is also one of the unsolved mysteries of science.
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1=2 - A Proof using basic algebra

1=2 - A Proof using basic algebra | Science & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Maths is beautiful in its own ways. The fact that we can prove or disprove anything in the world with plain logic makes it even more interesting.  I recently came across a rather an unusual proof , 1=2 using basic algebra.
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