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Move a mente: Vitor Hugo Teixeira at TEDxBoavista. Science, Technology, and Society. This course focuses on one particular aspect of the history of computing: the use of the computer as a scientific instrument.

Science, Technology, and Society

The electronic digital computer was invented to do science, and its applications range from physics to mathematics to biology to the humanities. Learn Interesting Facts Every Day. Animated Infographics of how things work. Can you name the answers to these 50 riddles. The Lesson of the Monkeys. I was first told of this experiment* by a former work colleague, and later discovered this illustration of it.

The Lesson of the Monkeys

It’s both illuminating and disturbing. There is a clunky word that describes this phenomenon: filiopietism, or the reverence of forebears or tradition carried to excess. But I prefer another term for it: the tragic circle. I believe many of these tragic circles exist, mostly unseen, in across all cultures and societites, causing untold harm. Four Men in Hats. From Mycoted Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground.

Four Men in Hats

They cannot move, so they can only look forward. Emergency and Disaster Information Service. Can You Make It Through This Post Without Having Your Mind Blown? John Lloyd: An animated tour of the invisible. Sistine Chapel. Dreamland: What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment. By Maria Popova “We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.”

Dreamland: What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project - The Idiom List. Alan S.

Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project - The Idiom List

Kennedy's Color/Language Project. Speech Accent Archive. Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute. Alignment_chart_by_4thehorde-d37w8l2.jpg (JPEG Image, 2250 × 1800 pixels) Talks. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. How Our Economy Got Messed Up. Home > Fun Section > How Our Economy Got Messed Up Linda is the proprietor of a bar in Cork.

How Our Economy Got Messed Up

In order to increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal customers - most of whom are unemployed alcoholics - to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger [thereby granting the customers loans]. Word gets around and as a result increasing numbers of customers flood into Linda's bar. Taking advantage of her customers' freedom from immediate payment constraints, Linda increases her prices for wine and beer, the most-consumed beverages.

A young and dynamic customer service consultant at the local bank recognizes these customer debts as valuable future assets and increases Linda's borrowing limit. Exciting Links for Boring Days. Robot For President. Crazy Physics Facts. Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots. Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Brain Gain - 12 Advances in Bionics. Many people in need of a heart transplant have died due to long waiting lists and low availability.

Brain Gain - 12 Advances in Bionics

But, today, artificial plastic hearts that can last up to three years can be used to buy patients extra time. The bionic heart, like a natural heart, contains two chambers, one responsible for blood intake and the other blood output. The heart contains a pump that forces air in and out of the plastic heart, allowing blood to circulate through the body. Life Hacks. Map_of_westeros.jpg (JPEG Image, 1268 × 2880 pixels) - Scaled (21%) 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive. Discover the cosmos!

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang. The Final 3 - Amazing Math Card Trick. FGFM7RCFL5R9ZVG.LARGE.jpg (JPEG Image, 676 × 1024 pixels) 4.1.5 Rob Gruhl - How to Buy a New Car - Ignite Seattle 2007. Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos. How to Lucid Dream: 16 steps.

Edit Article Modified Look at Hand Method Edited by Sondra C, Choicefresh, Jack Herrick, Krystle and 361 others Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming.

How to Lucid Dream: 16 steps

This awareness can range from very faint recognition of the fact to something as momentous as a broadening of awareness beyond what has ever been experienced even in waking life. Lucid dreams usually occur while a person is in the middle of a regular dream and suddenly realizes that they are dreaming. Ad Steps 1During the day, repeatedly ask "Am I dreaming? " 11Look through previous dreams in your Dream Journal. Modified Look at Hand Method A Modified Version of Gritz's "Looking At Your Hands" 5With consistent practice of this phrase each night before sleep, you will suddenly see your hands pop up in front of you when dreaming, and consciously realize, "My hands! " Tips. Know the difference! A life lesson.