The New Way Doctors Learn
ziyadmd: A simple technique dramatically improved the memory recall of Harvard Medical School students. Try it for yourself! Turning a medical student into a doctor takes a whole lot of knowledge. B. Price Kerfoot, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, was frustrated at how much knowledge his students seemed to forget over the course of their education. He suspected...
science: How long is the coast of Britain? The answer, surprisingly, depends on the size of your ruler. If you measure with a big stick, you will only pick up the rough features, but if you measure with a smaller one, your route will be longer. In 1967, Benoît B. Mandelbrot wrote a paper called How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension. In it, he...
You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such...– Carl Sagan (via philphys)
The Real Meaning Of Kony 2012
talkingmonkeynews: Via Warscapes, Dinaw Mengestu explains that the viral video’s appeal is that “the real star of Kony 2012 isn’t Joseph Kony, it’s us”: Kony 2012 is the most successful example of the recent “activist” movement to have taken hold of celebrities and college students across America. This movement believes devoutly in fame and information, and in our unequivocal power to affect...
All things human,” Seneca reminds us, “are short-lived and perishable.” … We...– William B. Irvine — A Guide to the Good Life : The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (pp. 83-84)
scinerds: First secure quantum computer is blind to its own bits | New Scientist The first secure quantum computer has been made by combining entanglement, a bizarre property of tiny particles, with the power of apparent randomness. The technique is similar to quantum cryptography, which guarantees the secrecy of a message sent from one place to another, but in this instance guarantees the...
The internet could soon be accessed through light...
bloodredorion: Yes, you read it right. There are so many types of technology using radio waves, like computers, laptops, iphones, cell phones; this is making the air become clogged with information, and it is soon going to become near impossible to find a reliable connection. But radio waves are only one type of wave in the entire spectrum. Harald Haas wants to send data through LED...
instead of a complex structure performing complex(multi instruction) tasks, the idea is to break that complex structure into micro-simple structures for multi tasking. complex structure seems to consume a lot of energy, and the entropy in the process of creating the output desired for the consumer’s current needs/interest is more wasteful than productive. so far, this makes sense. what has...