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Browse Archived Questions and Answers (Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress)

Browse Archived Questions and Answers (Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress)
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untitled Predictions made by Ray Kurzweil American author, inventor and futurist Raymond Kurzweil has become well known for predicting the future of artificial intelligence and the human race. His first book, The Age of Intelligent Machines, published in 1990, put forth his theories on the results of the increasing use of technology and predicted the explosive growth in the internet, among other predictions. Later works, 1999's The Age of Spiritual Machines and 2005's The Singularity is Near outlined other theories including the rise of clouds of nano-robots (nanobots) called foglets and the development of Human Body 2.0 and 3.0, whereby nanotechnology is incorporated into many internal organs. Accuracy of predictions[edit] The Age of Intelligent Machines[edit] Perhaps most significantly, Kurzweil foresaw the explosive growth in worldwide Internet use that began in the 1990s. The Age of Spiritual Machines[edit] The Singularity Is Near[edit] Other sources[edit] Ray Kurzweil's response[edit] Future predictions[edit] Early 2000s[edit]

Einstein He was daring, wildly ingenious, passionately curious. He saw a beam of light and imagined riding it; he looked up at the sky and envisioned that space-time was curved. Albert Einstein reinterpreted the inner workings of nature, the very essence of light, time, energy, and gravity. His insights fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe—and made him the most famous scientist of the 20th century. We know Einstein as a visionary physicist, but he was also a passionate humanitarian and anti-war activist. Einstein is made possible through the generous support of Jack and Susan Rudin and the Skirball Foundation, and of the Corporate Tour Sponsor, TIAA-CREF.

Giant Pandas Sign up to get panda news from the Zoo. Giant pandas are black and white bears that live in temperate-zone bamboo forests in central China. Among the best recognized—but rarest—animals in the world, they have come to symbolize endangered species and conservation efforts. As few as 1,600 giant pandas survive in the mountain forests of central China. More than 300 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world; most of these pandas are in China. Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are at the National Zoo under a Giant Panda Cooperative Research and Breeding Agreement, signed in January 2011, between the Zoo and the China Wildlife Conservation Association. Seeing Pandas at the Zoo Giant panda cub Bao Bao is now on exhibit! The panda house at the David M. Visitors will be allowed into the panda house on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to the expected number of visitors to see Bao Bao, Asia Trail will be open to one-way traffic only. It was an exciting day at the David M.

Wissenschaft Wissenschaft (Wissen schaffen) ist die Erweiterung von Wissen durch Forschung (nach neuen Erkenntnissen suchend), seine Weitergabe durch Lehre, der gesellschaftliche, historische und institutionelle Rahmen, in dem dies organisiert betrieben wird, sowie die Gesamtheit des so erworbenen Wissens. Forschung ist die methodische Suche nach neuen Erkenntnissen sowie ihre systematische Dokumentation und Veröffentlichung in Form von wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten. Lehre ist die Weitergabe der Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Forschens und die Vermittlung eines Überblicks über das Wissen eines Forschungsfelds (den sogenannten aktuellen Stand der Forschung). Wissenschaftsbetrieb[Bearbeiten] Eine frühe dokumentierte Form eines organisierten wissenschaftsähnlichen Lehrbetriebs findet sich im antiken Griechenland mit der Platonischen Akademie, die (mit Unterbrechungen) bis in die Spätantike Bestand hatte. Wissenschaftstheorie[Bearbeiten] Forschung[Bearbeiten] Lehre[Bearbeiten] Siehe auch[Bearbeiten]

Top 10 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging You (and How to Beat It) @Firesphere: Not that I don't believe you, but do you have a source for that? @inverts: I did, it was an article on a Dutch website. I'm searching for an English source. It was testet with CAT scans etcetera, the male brain showed indeed no activity when asked to "shut your eyes and calm down, think of as less as possible" Where the female brain kept being active. *Searches on* A funny side-fact on this: "Female" gays, seem to never be able to "shutdown" where as "male" lesbians were able to completely stop thinking. Sorry, I am unable to find the article I got this information from. If I find it again, I'll let it know offcourse. @Firesphere: The article suggests from that information, that those with a "masculine" mindset (for lack of a better term) can shut their brains down; "feminine" brains always have at least one task running then?

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. Don't worry, we're looking out for you! While I have no personal beef with iTunes, I know that many people share your sentiments — so I actually made a concerted effort to include relevant youtube links when possible.

Pages — Beyond Weather & The Water Cycle Fachgebiet Bildungswesen[Bearbeiten] Spezielle Begriffe für Fachgebiet[Bearbeiten] Ein Fachgebiet der Wissenschaft heißt Einzelwissenschaft oder Disziplin, ein Obergebiet Wissenschaftszweig, eine Verknüpfung mehrerer bestehender Fachbereiche heißt Interdisziplinarität.in der Technik spricht man von Technischen FachgebietenEin Fachgebiet des Handwerks heißt Fachhandwerk. Fachbereiche[Bearbeiten] Sonstiges[Bearbeiten] Bei einem nicht hierarchisch einem übergeordneten Themengebiet zugeteiltem Wissen spricht man von Sacherschließung. Weblinks[Bearbeiten]

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.

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