Continue reading “In the Universe of Equations, Virtually All Are Prime | Quanta Magazine”
Equations, like numbers, cannot always be split into simpler elements. Researchers have now proved that such “prime” equations are ubiquitous.
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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?
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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.