10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | MindShift | KQED News

Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids’ creativity.

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Making AI algorithms crazy fast using chips powered by light – MIT Technology Review

Optical chips have been tried before—but the rise of deep learning may offer an opportunity to succeed where others have failed.

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7 Things I’ve Learnt About Photography From Pablo Picasso

One of my favorite photographers, Ernst Haas, said we should seek inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. Listening to music, looking at paintings and sculptures, and reading books feeds your imagination more profoundly than just looking at the work of other photographers.

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The (Imaginary) Numbers at the Edge of Reality | Quanta Magazine

Have you ever sat in a math classroom and wondered, “When will I ever use this?” You might have asked yourself this question when you first encountered “imaginary” numbers, and with good reason: What could be less practical than a number described as imaginary?

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Ολλανδία: Στη δικαιοσύνη 69χρονος για “αλλαγή ηλικίας” – ert.gr

Δηλώνοντας δυσαρεστημένος από τις διακρίσεις που υφίσταται λόγω της ηλικίας του, 69χρονος Ολλανδός, ζητεί από τη δικαιοσύνη να του αφαιρέσει δύο δεκαετίες από την ηλικία του και δηλώνει έτοιμος ακόμη και να απαρνηθεί την σύνταξή του, αν γίνει αυτό.

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How People Used to Download Games From the Radio | Kotaku UK

Downloadable games are the format of the future, but they’re not a modern invention. Eager computer users were downloading wirelessly over 30 years ago.

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Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory

The smartphones that are now ubiquitous were just gaining popularity when Anthony Wagner became interested in the research of his Stanford colleague, Clifford Nass, on the effects of media multitasking and attention. Though Wagner, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Memory Laboratory, wasn’t convinced by the early data, he recommended some cognitive tests for Nass to use in subsequent experiments. More than 11 years later, Wagner was intrigued enough to write a review on past research findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and contribute some of his own.

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Το βιβλίο μιας 14χρονης που μαθαίνει στα παιδιά τι είναι ο αυτισμός

Μια 14χρονη μαθήτρια από την Αυστραλία έγραψε ένα βιβλίο με το οποίο εξηγεί στα παιδιά τι είναι ο αυτισμός, αντλώντας έμπνευση από τον αυτιστικό 11χρονο αδελφό της.

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Investigators searched a million people’s DNA to find Golden State serial killer – MIT Technology Review

Investigators may have compared a serial killer’s DNA with that of one million unwitting genealogy enthusiasts as part of an investigation that led to the arrest earlier this week of a man accused of being California’s elusive “Golden State Killer.”

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