Equations Are Art inside a Mathematician’s Brain. When mathematicians describe equations as beautiful, they are not lying.
Brain scans show that their minds respond to beautiful equations in the same way other people respond to great paintings or masterful music. The finding could bring neuroscientists closer to understanding the neural basis of beauty, a concept that is surprisingly hard to define. In the study, researchers led by Semir Zeki of University College London asked 16 mathematicians to rate 60 equations on a scale ranging from "ugly" to "beautiful. " Two weeks later, the mathematicians viewed the same equations and rated them again while lying inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner.
The scientists found that the more beautiful an equation was to the mathematician, the more activity his or her brain showed in an area called the A1 field of the medial orbitofrontal cortex. Flipping pancakes with mathematics. How many flips are needed to order a pile of pancakes? Photograph: RF Food Shots/Alamy Today marks 80th birthday of Jacob E Goodman, a mathematician at the City College of New York. If Professor Goodman's name does not ring any bells, then maybe you know him better by his pseudonym, Harry Dweighter. No? Confused? In around 1975, Goodman was at home folding towels for his wife. L'incroyable succès de fausses études scientifiques générées par informatique. JARGON.
Richard Rogers designs $50K flatpack homes for the homeless. In 1971 the firm of Piano + Rogers won the competition to build what became Paris's Pompidou Centre, one of the most important buildings of the 20th century, an icon of high-tech and prefabrication.
They split up in 1977, yet seem to have continued on parallel paths. Last year Renzo Piano showed his lovely little high tech mini-house; now Richard Rogers shows that he can do mini-houses too, with his design for a 300 square foot low-cost prefabricated house, the Y-Cube, designed for the British YMCA. © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The Science of Pomato Plants and Fruit Salad Trees. A Photoshopped image of an ideal, but improbable, fruit salad tree (Credit: Adapted from various Wikimedia images by Guety, Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, Tobias and MikeyMoose) In an episode of Matt Groening’s animated science fiction sitcom Futurama, Leela offers her friend Fry an unusual housewarming gift: a bonsai tree sprouting tiny bananas, melons and plums.
“It’s a miniature fruit salad tree,” she explains. Here’s the thing: fruit salad trees are real. In Australia, James and Kerry West grow and sell four types of fruit salad trees, each of which bears several different kinds of fruit. Stone fruit salad trees grow peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and peachcots. Threatened Trees. Your Memory May Be Edited. Our memories are inaccurate, more than we’d like to believe.
And now a study demonstrates one reason: we apparently add current experiences onto memories. Study subjects examined the location of objects on a computer screen against a background of an underwater ocean scene. Researchers then showed the subjects a fresh screen with a different background, this time a photo of farmland. And the subjects had to place an object in the same position it was in on the original screen. And they always placed the object in the wrong position.
Dans l'ombre de Copé, l'ascension fulgurante et controversée de Bastien Millot. Embrace Your Inner Eccentric. The Brain’s Inner Language. Embrace Your Inner Eccentric. John McNally's top 10 true or false science facts. My latest book Infinity Drake and the Sons of Scarlatti is the first in a new series of adventure thrillers in which the hero, Finn, gets caught up with his mad scientist uncle in a secret race to destroy an escaped bio-weapon – the Scarlatti Wasp – before it destroys life on earth.
Just another day in the life of an average 12-year-old. But… a pitiless trillionaire terrorist sabotages the project and Finn gets shrunk to 9mm and finds himself way behind enemy lines with a couple of soldiers and bunch of weapons – missing, presumed dead. The thrill-a-minute consequences contain some stunning action and some stunning science. But how much of that science is fiction and how much fact? Check out my top 10 true or false crazy science "facts" and see how if you know the difference between them! All trees need good care to grow well. Many trees planted by farmers never grow to maturity due to lack of proper management.
Baobab | Issue 62 | June 2011 The rainy season is also the time for planting trees. The first step in any tree planting exercise is to know the types of trees to be planted in every part of the farm. A wise farmer should have a variety of trees in their farm. These can include fodder trees, fruits trees and even trees to provide the farm with shade, firewood and timber in the future. ‘At Berkeley,’ a Documentary by Frederick Wiseman. Web Film & Video: Helmut Herbst. Un rapprochement entre sciences de l'homme et de la société et neurosciences est-il possible ? Le cas de la personne humaine. Sound, light and water waves and how scientists worked out the mathematics. You're reading these words because light waves are bouncing off the letters on the page and into your eyes.
The sounds of the rustling paper or beeps of your computer reach your ear via compression waves travelling through the air. Waves race across the surface of our seas and oceans and earthquakes send waves coursing through the fabric of the Earth. As different as they all seem, all of these waves have something in common – they are all oscillations that carry energy from one place to another. The physical manifestation of a wave is familiar – a material (water, metal, air etc) deforms back and forth around a fixed point.
Think of the ripples on the surface of a pond when you throw in a stone. Sound waves are known as "longitudinal" because the medium in which they travel – air, water or whatever else – vibrates in the same direction as the wave itself. The one-dimensional wave equation (pictured) describes how much any material is displaced, over time, as the wave proceeds. Aujourd'hui, c'est le moment de mesurer votre amour... de manière scientifique. Ce soir, vous allez emmener votre petit ami ou votre petite amie au restaurant, au cinéma, à un dîner en tête à tête, à la lueur des chandelles, petite musique douce de fond, ambiance tamisée, chuchotements et effleurements des mains sur la nappe.
Plants and the Human Brain - Why humans think like insects. Similarities between human and insect brains could be the reason why humans are attracted to plant-derived chemicals, such as tea, coffee, tobacco and drugs, according to a new book.
Professor David Kennedy, of Northumbria University, Newcastle, believes his new book, Plants and the Human Brain, answers the question as to why human brains are affected by plant chemicals. Despite many studies into how plant-derived chemicals interact with the brain and affect our behaviour, mood, mental and physical functions, there has been little research into why these chemicals have these effects at all. Professor Kennedy, Director of Northumbria University’s Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre, believes that similarities between human and insect brains can explain why humans are affected by and, in some cases, attracted to plant-derived chemicals.
LAD couvert la théorie du genre chez les ours. "Le droit d'auteur est-il une parenthèse dans l'histoire ?" Roger Chartier. Origine : Sound, light and water waves and how scientists worked out the mathematics. You're reading these words because light waves are bouncing off the letters on the page and into your eyes. The sounds of the rustling paper or beeps of your computer reach your ear via compression waves travelling through the air. Waves race across the surface of our seas and oceans and earthquakes send waves coursing through the fabric of the Earth.
As different as they all seem, all of these waves have something in common – they are all oscillations that carry energy from one place to another. The physical manifestation of a wave is familiar – a material (water, metal, air etc) deforms back and forth around a fixed point. Lettre de Descartes à Chanut : « On a distingué deux sortes d'amours : l'une qu'on nomme amour de bienveillance, en laquelle ce désir ne paraît pas tant, et l'autre qu'on nomme amour de concupiscence, laquelle n'est qu'un désir fort violent, fondé sur un.
1er février 1647 Monsieur, Where to Find Free Art Images & Books from Great Museums, and Free Books from University Presses. The Mind-Blowing Mathematics of Sunflowers [Video] The Unreasonable Beauty of Mathematics [Slide Show] Email The trefoil is the simplest knot in mathematicians' classification. Knot theory goes back to the 19th century, when physicists briefly thought knots might explain atoms; mathematicians continued to develop the theory for its inherent interest.....[ More ] The trefoil is the simplest knot in mathematicians' classification. Knot theory goes back to the 19th century, when physicists briefly thought knots might explain atoms; mathematicians continued to develop the theory for its inherent interest. Lately the theory has found use after all. Archives of American Art Releases Report on American Art History and Digital Scholarship - News.
Released: 2/5/14 Lauren Tilton, co-director of Photogrammar, emphasizes the potent combination of documentary photography, mapping tools, and metadata during her presentation. Photo: Mary Savig, November 15, 2013 The Archives of American Art is pleased to present Diane Zorich’s American Art History & Digital Scholarship New Avenues for Exploration: A Report on the Symposium and Workshop organized by the Archives of American Art and Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. In the report [PDF], Zorich summarizes eleven presentations on subjects ranging from scholarly research, curatorial practice, academic publishing, and college teaching.
Sessions included digital tools and methods for: mapping images; networks and contexts; curating online; and publishing online. Additionally, Zorich described the agenda and activities of the half-day workshop that she facilitated. This symposium and workshop was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. La vie d'archeologue en GIFS.
Clément Salviani. Archives de France. Réutilisation des informations publiques : les recommandations de Savoirscom1. La génétique appliquée aux langues. Un mariage à la grecque, un coup de ciseau à Sparte, et des batards (avec tweets) · ClementSalviani. Academic social networking. Histoire de l’art et “Digital Humanities” 3D Printed Flowers: Inflatable 'Blossom' Blooms Using Only Air Pressure, Botanists Rejoice. La protéine des fleurs révèle un pan de son histoire. Plants use 'unusual' microbial-like pathway to make essential amino acid. January 8, 2014 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have discovered a microbial-like pathway in plants that produces phenylalanine, an amino acid that is a vital component of proteins in all living organisms.
Plants mainly synthesize phenylalanine through a chain of chemical reactions that converts the organic acid arogenate to phenylalanine. But Purdue researchers demonstrated that plants also use an alternative pathway found in most microorganisms to make phenylalanine from phenylpyruvate. "Now that we have genetic evidence that this pathway exists in plants, this opens up many exciting possibilities for metabolic engineering," said Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry. "This alternative pathway provides a whole new avenue to synthesize phenylalanine. " Phenylalanine is an aromatic amino acid that serves as a building block for many compounds essential to plant structure, reproduction, defense and communication.
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Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps. The sound of space: Voyager provides music from solar system and beyond. Are luxury gardening books out of fashion? Origine de la vie : nouvelle version de l’expérience de Miller-Urey. Does 1+2+3… Really Equal -1/12? Pas de veille efficace sans stratégie claire. MIND Reviews: The Aesthetic Brain. Démystifier le vocabulaire du vin. Les biais de la mise en données de l’histoire: lecture d’un article de Ian Milligan. Martin Routh, born 1755, caught on camera at Magdalen College. The 10 most subversive women artists in history. Les biais de la mise en données de l’histoire: lecture d’un article de Ian Milligan. The World of Big Data, Part 1. Google Data Chief Says ‘Flawed’ EU Privacy Law Is Dead. Le rat des livres et le rat d’écran.
De l’accumulation des connaissances à l’intelligence des connaissances. The library of the future. Le rôle stratégique des bibliothèques dans l’appropriation du numérique. De l’accumulation des connaissances à l’intelligence des connaissances. De l’accumulation des connaissances à l’intelligence des connaissances. L’organisation des bibliothèques nationales à l’épreuve du numérique. Le livre numérique. Les indicateurs de qualité pour les bibliothèques nationales. Les indicateurs de qualité pour les bibliothèques nationales. De l’intérêt des bibliothèques nationales pour l’Open Access.
L’organisation des bibliothèques nationales à l’épreuve du numérique. L’organisation des bibliothèques nationales à l’épreuve du numérique. Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…' Industrie culturelle et corruption, par Jérémie Zimmermann. Année 2013, un an de lois et règlements touchant au numérique. Internet libre, ou Minitel 2.0 ? Pour une autre innovation. Notre Mai-68 numérique est devenu un grille-pain fasciste.
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