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Cedric Villani – La naissance des idées Cédric Villani est un mathématicien de renommée mondiale, l’un des meilleurs spécialistes des équations de la théorie cinétique des gaz et des plasmas, et du transport optimal. Ancien élève de l’École normale supérieure de Paris, il a reçu en 2010 la Médaille Fields, la plus prestigieuse des récompenses du monde mathématique. Après avoir occupé des postes à Atlanta, Berkeley et Princeton et à l’École normale supérieure de Lyon de 2000 à 2009, il est actuellement professeur à l’Université de Lyon et directeur de l’Institut Henri Poincaré à Paris. Vulgarisateur scientifique hors pair, il aime partager sa passion avec enthousiasme et humour. Il est très difficile de prédire l’avenir, même à l’horizon 2030, nous prévient d’emblée Cédric Villani. « La prédiction est difficile, surtout quand il s’agit de l’avenir » En 1900, Henri Poincaré, interrogé sur la science au 20e siècle, déclarait : « Vous me demandez comment sera la science du 20e siècle ? Pourtant Cédric Villani veut aller plus loin.

Technology Is the Beauty and Terror of the Human Mind Turned Inside Out | Singularity HUB Technology Is the Beauty and Terror of the Human Mind Turned Inside Out In a recent video, Jason Silva says the goal of humanity is to turn our minds inside out, to actualize our imaginations in the real world through technology. He terms humankind’s unique ability to imagine and create a “secondary force of evolution.” “Human beings take in matter of low organization,” Silva says, “We put it through the filters of the human mind, and we extrude space shuttles and wireless communications networks and smartphones.” I know Silva is talking technology, but if you want to experience this idea at its most primal, go see a van Gogh exhibit. Van Gogh’s art exemplifies a human mind turned completely inside out. Our imagination actualized isn’t just cities, space shuttles and smartphones—it’s also atom bombs, AK-47s and Agent Orange. As Ernest Becker wrote, “The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.” None of this is news to Silva, by the way.

If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help In all honesty, any time “mother” and “booty popping” appear in close proximity, things have probably already gone wrong. Generally when a woman is dancing provocatively in a video, you don’t want that video to also provide evidence that she’s a mother. That results in far too many conflicting emotions. Holy hell. Someone needs to tell this monkey that just because you’re frustrated doesn’t mean you can start punching people in the face. It’s been five years since Tiësto released his last artist album. Kimari Brand, a “twerk scholar” (can’t wait for that to be a universally accepted occupation), explodes into the first scene of Irma L. To me, 10 years ago: Right now you are 15, seated at the top of everything: captain of the basketball team, straight A student, sister, niece, daughter and friend.

Why we need creative confidence In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, but he wasn’t sharing the story to seek our sympathy. Rather, he wanted to talk about his resulting epiphany. His conclusion: “The thing I most wanted to do was to help as many people as possible regain the creative confidence they lost along their way.” Innovation is scary. The main thing that seems to work is to have a bunch of experiments where people dig in. So how do you embed innovation in an organization? The first thing a client doesn’t want to hear is that it’s probably a 10-year process. Our solution is almost always: ‘Hey, team. You’ve been at the forefront of the so-called “design thinking” movement. At Stanford, it’s clean. It’s just giving people a tool. So what next?

Projet Orion Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Orion. Vue d'artiste d'un vaisseau Orion selon les principes de conception de la NASA. Le Projet Orion fut la première étude de conception d'un véhicule spatial mû par propulsion nucléaire pulsée, idée proposée par Stanislaw Ulam en 1947. Le projet, initié dans les années 1950, était mené par une équipe d'ingénieurs et de physiciens de General Atomics, comprenant quelques célébrités telles que le physicien Theodore Taylor. En se basant sur l'énergie nucléaire, Orion aurait théoriquement permis d'obtenir à la fois une forte poussée et une importante impulsion spécifique, le Graal de la propulsion spatiale. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] Le concept de propulsion nucléaire pulsée fut imaginé en 1946 par Stanislaw Ulam, des calculs préliminaires furent faits en 1947 avec Frederick Reines puis formalisés mathématiquement en 1955 par Ulam et C. Démarrage du projet[modifier | modifier le code]

How one man accepted the challenge That voice. Despite Pete Frates' imposing physical presence during the height of his baseball career, his voice is the attribute that friends and teammates remember most vividly. It was a youthful, full-throated voice of boundless exuberance, bravado and unadulterated joy. "Pete was the leader of the outfield," said former Lexington Blue Sox teammate Steve Gath with a broad smile. "You could always hear him. Today, Frates, 29, the former Boston College baseball star and inspiration behind the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has lost his voice to the ravages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brion O'ConnorPete Frates was surrounded by friends and supporters at an ALS fundraiser in Cambridge on Saturday. That groundswell of support has been staggering. "As a jock and locker-room guy, Pete lived by the code, 'Go big or go home,'" said his father, John Frates. (Editor's note: Update from ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell:) He has never wavered from that commitment. According to Dr.

Devenir créatif : les cinq méthodes que vous connaissez depuis la maternelle PSYCHOLOGIE - Soyons honnêtes : la vie et le travail étaient bien plus simples à la maternelle. On n’avait aucun préjugé, on savait s’adapter, et notre créativité était au top. A l’époque, nos chefs ­d’œuvre étaient des dessins très colorés avec des danseuses et des dragons, plutôt que des présentations PowerPoint ou des rapports sur la productivité de l’entreprise... Mais ce n’est pas parce que nous sommes devenus adultes que notre inventivité a disparu. D’ailleurs, la plupart des instincts créatifs de notre enfance s’appliquent encore aujourd’hui. Voici cinq leçons pour innover que nous avons apprises à l’époque où nous faisions de la peinture avec les doigts : Posez des questions Quand nous étions petits, le monde qui nous entoure était source d’émerveillement permanent. Soyez intrépides L’un des plaisirs de la créativité enfantine, c’est de se lancer dans un projet sans avoir vraiment réfléchi au produit fini. Osez rêvasser Ne vous prenez pas trop au sérieux Jouez

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger. “All of this information is obligatory. This got Chen wondering: Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? While “futured languages,” like English, distinguish between the past, present and future, “futureless languages” like Chinese use the same phrasing to describe the events of yesterday, today and tomorrow. But that’s only the beginning. Featured illustration via iStock.

To get what you want in life you just need to be more creative than those in your path. Elmo and his two bigger friends are being taught a new command “Wait”. Their owner uses delicious sausages to improve their self-control. This command is not an easy task for the dogs, since they are very curious, playful and easily distracted animals. Elmo, the smallest dog, is a Chihuahua and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, he has more trouble understanding the concept of the command and, especially, the rewarding part. What a smartie! Sources: Entrepreneurship In The 21st Century Many definitions of entrepreneurship can be found in the literature describing business processes. The earliest definition of entrepreneurship, dating from the eighteenth century, was deemed to mean an economic term describing the process of bearing the risk of buying at certain prices and selling at uncertain prices. Later, the term broadened to include the concept of bringing together the factors of production. This definition led others to question whether there was any unique entrepreneurial function or whether it was simply a form of management. In more recent times, the concept of innovation was added to the definition of entrepreneur-ship. Considerable effort has also gone into trying to understand the psychological and sociological underpinnings of entrepreneurship. At first glance then, we may have the beginnings of a definition of entrepreneurship. Creativity is often not a prerequisite for entrepreneurship either. Measuring Entrepreneurship ” Self confident and multi-skilled.

Our Growing Addiction to “Cognitive Ecstasy” Drives Technology’s Progress…And That’s Okay Why are humans so damn curious? Because discovery is pleasurable. Jason Silva, in his latest video, says humans don’t care about spectacle—what we care about is ecstatic understanding: “In other words, cognitive ecstasy defined as an exhilarating neurostorm of intense intellectual pleasure.” Maybe you’ve experienced this “cognitive ecstasy” at one time or another. I get a jolt of it after small discoveries in a book, conversation, or after writing an article. Silva notes it happens with great regularity as children, and then tails off. And I’ll go further. In his book, Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson argues that great ideas aren't usually about instantaneous inspiration, though we often remember them that way. For many thinkers and inventors, I’d bet hits of pleasure from small doses of daily discovery and the prospect of a large dose later, among other things, drives them through years of intellectual labor, uncertainty, and failure in between epiphanies. Jason Dorrier

12 Photos That Prove It's All About Perspective By Paul Ulane Aug 25, 2014 Prepare to have your mind BLOWN. Either these photos feature a variety of giants stomping on their friends, babies with human legs and ants the size of helicopters ... or they were just taken at a variety of funny angles. You be the judge. Bringing SciFi to Business | SU Videos About The Speaker Ramez Naam Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Bing search engine. Between stints at Microsoft, Naam founded and ran Apex NanoTechnologies, the world’s first company devoted entirely to software tools to accelerate molecular design.