Brainsmart - Remembering Numbers Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now 16 January 2012Last updated at 08:50 Last week we asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your vision of the world in 2112. Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by Watkins came true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT) think of your ideas. 1. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 2. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 3. IP: Likelihood 9/10. PT: Good chance. 4. IP: Likelihood 8/10. PT: Good chance. Continue reading the main story More readers' predictions English will be spelled phonetically (jim300) Growing your own vegetables will not be allowed (holierthanthou) The justice system will be based purely on rehabilitation (Paul) Instead of receiving information from the media, people will download information directly into their brains (krozier93) Crops will be grown in sand (jim300) 5.
Teens' night-time use of social media 'risks harming mental health' | Society Teenagers who engage with social media during the night could be damaging their sleep and increasing their risk of depression and anxiety, research shows. More than 460 teenagers at a secondary school in Scotland were questioned about their general social media habits, and in particular their night-time use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as part of the study by Glasgow University. It found that while overall use of social media affects the quality of sleep, those who log on at night to respond to alerts are particularly affected. It remains unclear, however, whether it is social media that is damaging sleep, or whether teenagers turn to social media because they can’t sleep for some other reason. Dr Heather Cleland Woods said her study had found that children as young as 11 were on Facebook and Twitter and using them considerably. “It is important that we understand how social media use relates to these.
mnémotechnique, principe Pierre Hérigone en 1634 Ce Français publie un ingénieux système pour mémoriser les nombres en passant par des mots: Les chiffres sont remplacés par des consonnes entre lesquelles on ajoute des voyelles pour formuler des mots du vocabulaire courant. Système vite adopté par de nombreux experts, dont Leibniz. Lewis Carroll Il publie un travail sur le sujet, comprenant la mémorisation de (Pi) avec 71 décimales et encore le logarithme de tous les nombres premiers inférieurs à 100. Même si ce système mnémotechnique semble encore contraignant, on n'a pas encore découvert de meilleure méthode. Anglo-saxons Le système est baptisé: The major system, The phonetic system, or The phonetic mnemonic system. Les anglo-saxons disent que: ce système a été conçu par Stanislaus Mink von Wennsshein et développé plus tard par le Dr.
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now. It's a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work. I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I'm a little skeptical of, given that I've actually tried them and the animators presumably haven't. But that's not my problem with the video. My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. This matters, because visions matter. This little rant isn't going to lay out any grand vision or anything. Before we think about how we should interact with our Tools Of The Future, let's consider what a tool is in the first place. I like this definition: A tool addresses human needs by amplifying human capabilities. That is, a tool converts what we can do into what we want to do. That's right! And that's great!
23 Things for Research | An online learning programme for researchers, students and staff at the University of Oxford Nowadays, merely undertaking interesting research is not enough to build a successful career as a researcher; it’s also crucial in the competitive world of academia to be able to demonstrate the impact, influence and reach of your research. This week our bonus thing explores the benefits of setting up Researcher Identifiers to create an accessible online presence for your research outputs. They can also help you to track and measure the impact of your scholarly research publications. If you are an academic, you are likely to have an online university profile. However, there are a number of other researcher profile systems or researcher identifiers that can link your publications and create a unique scholarly identity. Benefits of Researcher IdentifiersWe believe it’s well worth investing time to set up your researcher identifiers and online publication profile. Researcher identifiers also distinguish you from other researchers via author disambiguation. Considerations Further Reading
Hochbegabte: Chef, ich langweile mich | Karriere Viele Hochbegabte haben Probleme im Job. Warum sie trotz ihrer hohen Intelligenz beruflich scheitern, erklärt der Psychologe Detlef Scheer im Interview. Speichern Drucken Twitter Facebook Google + ZEIT ONLINE: Herr Scheer, Sie sind Psychologe und coachen Hochbegabte. Detlef Scheer: Weil viele Hochbegabte im Beruf anecken . Anzeige Andere wiederum schaffen es erst gar nicht, ihren Platz im Berufsleben zu finden. Detlef Scheer © Ronald Fromman, Hamburg Detlef Scheer ist Diplompsychologe und Coach für Führungskräfte und Hochbegabte. ZEIT ONLINE: Warum? Scheer: Leider sind viele Vorgesetzte überfordert oder fürchten die Konkurrenz des Hochbegabten. ZEIT ONLINE: Das klingt als seien viele Hochbegabte sozial inkompetent. Scheer: Psychologisch lässt sich erklären, weswegen sie so wirken können. ZEIT ONLINE: Sollten sich Hochbegabte nicht einfach outen? Scheer: So ein Outing kann erst Recht zu Neid und Missgunst führen.
Launches $1 Million Integration Fund We just announced our $1 million MailChimp Integration Fund. It’s sort of inspired by Ycombinator, except there’s no equity involved. We basically want to help small startups with small, paying projects. Projects that involve integrating their apps with the MailChimp API. If you’ve got an idea for integrating with MailChimp (along with all these other great apps), you can fill out this online application. Here’s the story behind the Integration Fund… There are two questions people ask me all the time, and I always surprise them with my answers. First, they bring up our recent growth spurt, and they ask what our "silver bullet" was. Second, people ask me how/where we got our funding. Start small, fund yourself with paying projects, and build up a strong API. In fact, we’ve been practicing this approach for a while now without even realizing it. Just recently we figured, "Why not turn this into an official fund, and make it a process?"
To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers. – Kayla Nicole's Blog I’ve been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real today than it was ten years ago thanks to, you guessed it, the internet. I speak specifically to the parents of kids old enough to be on social media. The reason this subject has become suddenly so urgent to me is because today I read an article about a new website called YouNow which is essentially a livestream site that a person can set up a camera feed and you can watch it constantly. You may be thinking “I’m smarter than that. The problem with thinking you’re smart is that I would almost guarantee that there is at least one of those apps you’ve never heard of. Teenagers typically do not yet understand the importance of internet safety. I know, I know. Please please hear me, parents. My success as an adult today can be blamed almost wholly on the fact that my parents were involved in my life.
010 Memorizer - Memorizing Numbers with Ease The Phonetic System (Major System) The Phonetic System is used to convert between numbers and words. This system is sometimes called the 'Major System' and was devised by Stanislaus Mink von Wennsshein in the seventeenth century. The system works on the different sounds you make when pronouncing a word: certain consonant sounds represent certain numbers and vowels act as fillers. For example, let's say that you're trying to remember that there are usually 27 bones in an adult human hand. Now how did you know that N represents 2 and K represents 7? The constants 'h' and 'w' do not appear in the list. If you have longer numbers, they can be remembered by putting multiple words together to form a phrase. Converting Numbers to Words The process of converting between numbers and words can be done by hand if the numbers are small. 010 Memorizer has an easy-to-use interface for converting between numbers and words. Making Associations Features Screen Shots Available screen shots: