Dyslexics invert and transpose letters because they confuse letters that look alike. The switching of b and d, for example, is very common because the letters are simply reflections of each other. (In fact, dyslexia is much more common for English readers than readers of other languages, like Italian, in which words are spelled phonetically more than they are in English.) One of the biggest variables today in how we read are fonts—the visual style of letters. Fonts are designed in part with aesthetic goals, but there are features of fonts that can make reading easier or not. If some fonts help us read, could a font alleviate the impact of dyslexia? When another graduate student tested the font with a group of people with dyslexia, it proved to be effective in reducing errors and easing the physical difficulty dyslexics can experience while reading. Learn about how dyslexia affects the brain here. We’re excited about this remarkable way to affect reading. What’s good about it? How much?
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Video: MIT Constructs Old-Age-Simulator Suit to Make Young People Feel Elderly
I have a vague memory of an exercise in elementary school in which, among other contrivances, the students smeared Vaseline on a pair of non-prescription glasses in order to simulate the effects of old age. As good as that science was, some researchers over at MIT created an impressive full-body aging simulation, complete with bungees (to bend the body and make everyday tasks more difficult) and a jumpsuit (because old people like jumpsuits (I think)). A product of the MIT Age Lab, the project has the DARPA-level acronym AGNES, which stands, only slightly awkwardly, for Age Gain Now Empathy System. It's a full-body suit that mostly relies on bungees to bend the body and make ordinary tasks more difficult. The helmet is bungeed to the torso, causing the wearer to bend forward; the wrists are bungeed to the hips, making reaching and grabbing difficult (but inadvertently providing an excellent resistance-band workout); and the legs are bungeed to the waist, making walking more strenuous.
A Slinky makes a handy model of earthquake waves. See for yourself which waves may send you rocking and rolling, and which ones may bounce you out of your chair. Before this activity, you may want to read about waves in the earth. You can also see illustrations of the motion of P and S waves and the motion of Rayleigh and Love waves. What do I need? • A Slinky (two if you have them) • A partner Assembly Stretch the Slinky 6 feet (2 meters) or more between your partner and yourself. What do I do? The vibrating parts of the Slinky move back and forth in the same direction as the wave is traveling. 2. This time, sections of the Slinky move up and down, perpendicular to the direction in which the wave is traveling. You can also shake the Slinky from side to side. S waves and P waves are known as body waves. 3. This circular-motion wave models an earthquake wave called a Rayleigh wave. 4. What's going on? Surface waves are long, slow waves.
0 Comments April 28, 2012 By: Bob Sprankle Apr 27 Written by: 4/27/2012 4:33 PM ShareThis Five hundred years ago, Gutenberg presses did not immediately enable people to overthrow monarchies, drive the Protestant Reformation, and invent science as a collective enterprise. Rheingold, Howard; Weeks, Anthony (2012-02-24). A few months ago, my friend took her car to the dealership to get an oil change. My friend is a teacher and so she appreciated the free WiFi as she was able to work on grading her report cards as she waited on the oil change. The good folks who changed her oil, also took a look at her battery. "How much?" Answer: $249.99 --- including labor and disposal of the old one. She thought $249.99 sounded a bit high as she remembered her husband recently buying one for less than $100 and she knew how to install the battery herself. A few minutes later, the service man returned and said that he could give her the battery for $199 (install and disposal of old battery still included).
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Coming soon to a 3D printer near you: human tissue and organs
While the media focus on the possibility of 3D printing assault rifles, something far more meaningful has been going on in a number of university and commercial labs across the US: research to print human tissue and organs. Though printing every other widget under the sun is happening by leaps and bounds, getting viable organ tissue is moving in baby steps. One week ago, San Diego-based Organovo announced a new milestone in this field, using 3D printing technology to assemble functioning sections of human liver tissue, which are viable for testing drugs, for example. In a presentation at the annual Experimental Biology conference of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics held in Boston, Organovo demonstrated its success at creating a three-dimensional structure, albeit thin, of actual liver cells. Liver or beef? Measure twice, cut once
Today, there’s a massive hole in the way we issue commands to our machines. While the traditional mouse and keyboard, and even newer technologies like voice recognition and multitouch screens, have served us quite well, these controls simply don’t map well to the potential of wearable computing. Imagine Oculus Rift controlled by a D-pad, or Google Glass driving us all to mutter to ourselves all day. There’s a need for a go-anywhere, 3-D interface that will be fulfilled by some technology, and Thalmic Labs hopes their Myo can be just that solution. The Myo is a band that you slide on your forearm, where it can read the muscle-based electrical impulses driving the fine motor controls of your hand. The best analogy might be a Kinect that works from within. “Hands are the ultimate tool for input,” explains Thalmic’s Stephen Lake. But for now, the Myo team is after redefining active inputs rather than interpreting passive activities. That sounds really tough, right? “Is it risky?
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Our Next Steps - As we are nearing the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign I wanted to say thanks so much to all of our backers! We've had such an enthusiastic response from so many people around the world - we are still just as committed to seeing Stash Shorts delivered to your door. Though we won’t be hitting our funding goal, we consider this past 30 days to be a success in many ways. We are still making really great connections and have gained such invaluable input from all of you, which will be guiding our next steps towards making the Stash Shorts (and other gear) a reality in the near future. A couple of important points moving forward: 1. 2. Keep in touch - We're Gonna Make These! As we are forming plans to relaunch - possibly here on Kickstarter but maybe otherwise - please keep in touch with us on our Stash Incorporated Facebook Page and soon on our Stash Incorporated website as well. Thanks again from all of us and talk to you soon! Stash Pocket + Shorts = Stash Shorts
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Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space
If you’d love to do a little at-home gardening but don’t have much space to do your planting, a simple gutter garden might be the perfect option. Alaskan news site Juneau Empire features a smart, simple idea for planting a small vegetable garden with very little space: A windowbox garden built from gutters. In Alaska, this idea solves a few problems for the author: We live near the glacier, so the soil is cold and has very little organic matter, there are lots of big trees shading it, and we have all the slugs and root maggots anyone could want, with porcupines, cats, bears and ravens meandering to boot.There is only one side of our house that gets much sunshine, and, of course, that side of the house has the smallest yard. Even if your garden doesn’t face the same problems, the idea behind the gutter garden could be perfect if you’re low on space but would kill for some homegrown veggies. How does your garden grow?
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"Nintendo Wii: opportunities to put the education back into physical ed" by Dana J. Perlman, et al.
Dana J. Perlman, University of WollongongGregory J. Forrest, University of WollongongPhilip J. Pearson, University of Wollongong Article comments Perlman, D. Abstract Movement-based gaming technologies, such as the Nintendo Wii, are becoming more visible within the physical education. Suggested Citation Dana J.
Emprendedores de base social en todo el mundo están demostrando con hechos que el discurso de la sostenibilidad no es una moda sino un compromiso real por transformar la realidad del mundo a partir de un modelo de negocio innovador. La Fundación Schwab para el Emprendimiento Social, con sede en Ginebra (Suiza), explica que este movimiento de empresarios jóvenes es una “tendencia global creciente” que promete cambiar el mundo. De hecho, destaca que en la actualidad las universidades están dedicando cursos completos para fomentar este espíritu, mientras que las empresas y Gobiernos están impulsando este tipo de emprendimiento con la creación de fondos de inversión e incubadoras de negocios. La presidenta de la Fundación Schwab, Hilde Schwab, de hecho ha manifestado que el emprendimiento social ya es reconocido como un motor de cambio en la esfera económica global. Lea también: Premian a Medellín y Bogotá por sus proyectos innovadores que mejoran vidas
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The Best Beds for Book Lovers
There is a phrase that circulates among book lovers on the internet: Eat, Sleep, Read. If you’re one of the many of us for whom that is accurate (okay, with maybe a little work and socializing thrown in there but only occasionally, when we absolutely have to), then I’ve got some great news for you: sleeping can be a bookworm experience too. We may not be able to do this quite yet, but here are some of the most amazing and cozy bookish beds to kickstart your readerly sleep: Just to prove that the phrase above is correct, check out this incredible duvet cover from Cafe Press: Books can be used for art. Then again, if waking up to actual books on your wall is too much, consider this quotable fabric headboard. Of course, the books don’t always have to be at the top of your bed. And if you want to sleep under some bedtime stories (specifically the Brothers Grimm’s “Briar Rose”), there’s always this blanket, whose pages actually turn so you can read them if you can’t fall asleep.
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It’s been awhile since we made these pretty storage jars and we realized we never shared them on our own site, duh! We did share a brief rundown when we shared some pretty bathroom storage tips last year but figured it was time to share a quick step by step how to fancy up your mason jars. We love these recycled food jars turned pretty storage jars with glass knob tops, great way to upcycle something that would have gone in the trash! This is a super easy project and we love the color combo! They coordinate with my personal decor style and especially that of my daughter’s room. I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy these knob jars turned out and guarantee you’ll love them just as much! Paint jar lids assortment of paint colors, 2-3 light coats will cover them. Tip: Paint the sides first, then hold the lid with you thumb and index finger to keep your hands clean! When dry, seal with a foam brush.Drill into middle of jar lid with a metal drill bit. Screw knob into place.
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Here are some great ideas for Teacup Bird feeder .They are easy to make and are great for getting those birds to your backyard so that you can enjoy them. So don’t throw away your old cutlery and kitchen items. Use your old cup and saucer, or old sauce pan as bird feeder and amaze everyone with your sense of creativity. You and your kids will love these unique DIY about recycling ! Click here for instructions from ‘Intimate Weddings’ Click here for instructions from ‘Mommy Moment’ Click here for instructions from ” Gardenweb “ Click here for instructions from ‘Erin’s Creative Energy’ DIY beautiful-teacup-tyre-planter — Check here
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