beesandbombs:

spinning dots

beesandbombs:

spinning dots

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study-hack:

Learned this the other day in BioPsych: 
The reason why flashcards are a great way to memorize concepts and terms is because when you study with them, you make your brain work hard to retrieve information from your memory.The more you do this, the better it stays in your long-term memory. 
—> To remember things better, you must make yourself retrieve that information several times. This is also the reason why simply reading over your notes a thousand times won’t help you study. Because you’re not working hard to retrieve any information, the info is not consolidated in your long-term memory and stays in your working memory (only up to 5 seconds max). 
P.S. Sorry about the long absence! Last couple weeks of the quarter are crazy. 

study-hack:

Learned this the other day in BioPsych: 

The reason why flashcards are a great way to memorize concepts and terms is because when you study with them, you make your brain work hard to retrieve information from your memory.The more you do this, the better it stays in your long-term memory. 

—> To remember things better, you must make yourself retrieve that information several times. 

This is also the reason why simply reading over your notes a thousand times won’t help you study. Because you’re not working hard to retrieve any information, the info is not consolidated in your long-term memory and stays in your working memory (only up to 5 seconds max). 

P.S. Sorry about the long absence! Last couple weeks of the quarter are crazy. 

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caseylalonde:

ponderpretties:

The Deer God is a breathtaking 3d pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills.”

You play as a stag, it has pretty music and everything is so so pretty.
This game is beautiful and you should pledge on its kickstarter- it has only a month remaining!

Correction - 7 Days. 5k from goal.

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Haskell? Haha!

Cool t-shirt :P

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Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University

"What Neuroscience could contribute to the alternatives to incarceration: rehabilitation, therapy, and more."

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A type safe implementation of printf using dependent types with Idris

thesummerofmark:

When you hear this joke about Russell’s paradox, you won’t be able to contain yourself.

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visualizingmath:

Henry Segermen’s 3D Printed Mathematical Art

Henry Segermen is a mathematician and mathematical artist who works mainly with three-dimensional geometry and topology, and 3D printing.

The images above are extremely cool. 3D printed spheres of various designs cast interesting shadows as the spheres’ designs are stereographically projected onto a flat surface with a shining light placed directly above. 

The Math: Stereographic Projections - According to Wikipedia, a stereographic projections is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point. Try to find the projection point in the images above!

Here is a picture, from Wikimedia Commons, of a Cartesian grid and its distorted appearance on a sphere: 

The Cartesian grid projection can be seen in Henry Segermen’s art, above (upper left and lower right). 

It seems to be common opinion that these 3D printed spheres would make awesome lampshades or party lights. Go to Henry Segermens’ website for even more mathematical art!

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beesandbombs:

wheel forever

beesandbombs:

wheel forever

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Math for seven-year-olds: graph coloring, chromatic numbers, and Eulerian paths and circuits

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metalliccolouredtitan:

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

“and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”
real glad we’re just learning this now 

information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30

monobeartheater:

metalliccolouredtitan:

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”

real glad we’re just learning this now 

information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30

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[Necessary] Mathematical Background [for programmers]

pachanka:

I really wish someone would have sent me this link when I started programming 10 years ago. It would have made my life a lot easier.

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peterfromtexas:

Paper smartphone

peterfromtexas:

Paper smartphone

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forvillelser:

Repl Electric - the-stars

Live coded in Overtone and Shadertone using Clojure.
Performed in London.

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tegansenpai:

timetravellingtimelord:

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cutebabe:

shipcomingthrough:

Just watch it.

oh……my fucking

No, seriously. Watch the video.

but guys…can you imagine what would happen if someone hacked the highways? 

HERE’S THE LINK TO SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS GUYS

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SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

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