15 styles of Distorted Thinking. Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed. Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. The Anchoring Trap: Over-Relying on First Thoughts “Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million?
Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts. This trap is particularly dangerous as it’s deliberately used in many occasions, such as by experienced salesmen, who will show you a higher-priced item first, “anchoring” that price in your mind, for example. What can you do about it? Always view a problem from different perspectives. 2. Consider the status quo as just another alternative. Scientists Managed to Teleport Data over Three Meters with 100% Accuracy. Dutch scientists achieved accurate teleportation of quantum information over a distance of three meters.
This is a great achievement, but is still far from the famous phrase “Beam me up, Scotty!” From Star Trek where people were teleported into space. However, it is another step in this direction. Many scientists now believe that once teleportation of people from one place to another will be possible. However, at present and for quite long time, we will be limited to teleportation of quantum information. The evolution of this research will contribute to the creation of quantum Internet, which will interconnect lightning-fast quantum computers.
The study was conducted by researchers led by Professor Ronald Hanson of the Institute of Nanoscience Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In the experiment, the entangled electrons were trapped within the diamond crystal at very low temperature. Quantum Switches Controlled By Single Photons. Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize computing by exponentially increasing speed, computing power, and security as single atoms would be capable of performing tasks.
Though quantum computing is probably overkill for the typical person, it holds a great deal of promise for researchers and others who need ramped up computing. A team of researchers led by Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University have demonstrated an ability to use single atoms as gates that can block the flow of electrons and can be operated with one photon. The details of the research have been described in Nature. “Conceptually, the idea is very simple,” Lukin told the Harvard Gazette.
“Push the conventional light switch to its ultimate limit. What would a warp-drive ship actually look like? Artist Mark Rademaker has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months would really look like.
Although it may look like something from the next science fiction epic and is unlikely to lift off anytime soon, his IXS Enterprise design is actually based on some hard science. View all Interstellar travel is one of the most frustrating buzzkills of the space age. Since launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has traveled about 116 astronomical units (1.08 x 1010 mi, 1.7 x 1010 km). At that speed, it would take about 75,000 years for it to travel to the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, 4.3 light years from Earth – and it isn't even going in the right direction. Warp drive looks more promising than ever in recent NASA studies.
"Interstellar travel may still be in its infancy, but adulthood is fast approaching, and our descendants will someday see childhood's end.
" The Starflight Handbook View all The first steps towards interstellar travel have been taken, but the stars are very far away. Voyager 1 is about 17 light-hours distant from Earth and is traveling with a velocity of 0.006 percent of light speed, meaning it will take about 17,000 years to travel one light-year. Fortunately, the elusive "warp drive" now appears to be evolving past difficulties with new theoretical advances and a NASA test rig under development to measure artificially generated warping of space-time. The warp drive broke away from being a wholly fictional concept in 1994, when physicist Miguel Alcubierre suggested that faster-than-light (FTL) travel was possible if you remained still on a flat piece of spacetime inside a warp bubble that was made to move at superluminal velocity.
Graphene. VION to strengthen its Food activities. 15 | Jun | 2012 Food producer VION Food Group has gone through an intensive review of its long-term strategic vision of “Balancing the Future” in recent months.
This was triggered by the disappointing results delivered by VION in 2011, and the economic prospects for the years to come. This review has resulted in the strategic vision being reconfirmed, and the decision being taken to bring forward planned changes and investments. In 2011, the strategy and activities of VION Ingredients delivered satisfactory results.
The strategy of adding value and of making the processing of raw materials more sustainable was achieved. The strategic action plan for VION Food's three home markets – Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – is aimed at working more effectively and more efficiently. VION Food NetherlandsVION Food Netherlands is going to concentrate its pork activities. VION Food GermanyVION Food Germany is making changes to its structure to concentrate its activities. VION Food UK. The Rise of Growth Markets.