Wooden toy teaches preschoolers to code, before they can read and write
Hoping to teach children the basics of coding from as young as three years of age, Primo is on the surface a wooden toy for children, but is in fact a robotics kit that uses a visual block-based language to enable kids to learn how to program.
Reshared text: Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together.
Reshared text: this one is really important: Bruce Lipton pHD explains why DNA is not the brain of the cell but that the external environment is; in other words, the universe is the brain and the body is just a reflection of it and all evolution is...
Reshared text: I will be giving away a brand new Nexus 7 tablet, all you need to do is reshare this post on G+. Once the video below reaches 1 million views I will pick a winner! #BoycottApple#nexus7#giveaway
*update I don't care where you live... in Mars or Jupiter I will ship anywhere!*
Reshared text: This women's cells may have saved your life Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells Did you know there is one women whose cells have been multiplied in laboratories across the world? If we weighed all the cells that have come from this one women they would weigh as much as 100 Empire State Buildings. This women's name is Henrietta Lacks and her cells called "HeLa" have been used in many of the greatest scientific discoveries or our time. Her cells have been used to study gene mapping, curing polio, developing cancer drugs, studying AIDS, lukemia and the list can go on. Her cells were even send up to space in a satellite to help us determine if human tissue could survive there.
Henrietta Locks was a poor black women who died of cancer in 1951 when she was just 31 years old. During her treatment, and without her knowledge, a sample of her tumor was send to a doctor at John Hopkins. This doctor had been trying to grow human tissue. They discovered that Henrietta's cells, unlike other human cells, could live and replicate outside the body. If you give her cells nutrients they will live and survive and replicate for what scientists believe is forever. Even if they are frozen and then thawed they will continue to replicate.
Henrietta never knew that her cells would become one of the most important tools in modern medicine. She died in poverty and her husband and children didn't know till many years later that her cells would be one of the most important tools in modern medicine.
In the IT Industry. Some of the statements are fairly controversial, isn't it? What items are true for you? Which are absolutely false ? Your opinion?
Comment of +Corey Shaughnessy: - 13. I violently hate grammar, apparently. 2,3,4,6,7, and 11 are so butchered that they are painful to read. Most of my fellow IT types are grammar Nazis. Comment of +Sanford Miles: - Welcome to Internet. Grammar is not too important as long as the other person can understand what the first person is talking about...
Reshared text: This is another Davidsdom (David’s wisdom +David Amerland :) ) on the intelligent use of big data in recruitment process. Yes, Google is a big data company, at least I believe so, and the company has all the potential to use in the entire hiring process. Unfortunately, the reality is far from such notion. Not sure if Google is using a big data approach in recruitment process. Personally, I have not found such hiring practice among top global companies such as Accenture, IBM, etc. I love your quote "recruitment is still a hit and miss affair, with luck playing a significant factor."
Conceptually, your thoughts deserve all respect and applause, but practically recruitment cycle is very complex, and many a time I have found it judgemental too. Here in India, selection of a candidate works best on referrals, recommendations, internal nexus, and the “many moods” of interviewers, not necessarily based on behavioral approach, and talent of a candidate. We all talk about big data, but very few of us know how to use it that serves our purpose. It takes a decade more when big data approach is scientifically applied in recruitment process, at least in a country like India!
Reshared text: Have you seen Sharp's new Android UI?
It looks pretty interesting. While I tend to object to manufacturers meddling with UI for the sake of meddling with UI -- that is, mucking up the basic Android interface with no apparent user benefit -- I can appreciate a company trying to do something completely different with the platform.
I'd be very curious to check this out. Unfortunately, it sounds like it won't be making its way out of Japan anytime soon.
Reshared text: Is Firebase a paradigm shift for programmers?
When I first saw +Firebase I was amazed. Here's a real-time database that abstracts away most of the infrastructure underneath. No worrying about cloud servers, networks, or any of that. Just stream data objects in and out. Here's more. Do you agree that this is a paradigm shift for programmers?
"Firebase is a scalable real-time backend. What that means in layman terms is it's like Dropbox for your applications data. It really let you build great real-time apps without knowing anything about the backend," explains James Tamplin, founder & CEO. "With Firebase you can build anything. The sky is really the limit."
Andrew Lee, co-founder & CTO says, "We consider ourselves to be a NoSQL database. The trend with NoSQL is people figured out that there are certain types of operations that are very difficult to scale. When we designed our API we only allow you to do things that scale well. The API has been designed from the ground up to scale leaner with size."
Firebase is designed so developers can build great apps quickly without the hassle of managing servers, creating a scalable, real-time backend for your web apps.
Reshared text: The definition of tyranny, by Edwin Viera Jr, in terms of the money system. #ows It's at [4:26 if the link got fbxrd] Edwin Vieira, Jr. on the Fed's Transfer of Wealth "The definition of tyranny is the exercise of a power that no one should be able to exercise. And it's tyrannous because no one should be allowed to exercise a power that puts burdens on people that are not allowed an opportunity to be heard..."
Reshared text: Perspective is everything: Making the impossible possible
Kokichi Sugihara, from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan, won the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year Contest for his Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes -- an illusion in which balls seem to roll upward, in homage to Escher. This is actually only one of a whole series of illusions that Sugihara has created, building real-world impossible objects, which are really possible objects presented from specific visual perspectives that make the impossible appear possible. The video below reveals the secrets of these illusions, and may inspire you to make your own at home (Sugihara provided detailed instructions to those of us at the 2010 contest on how to build our own impossible objects). In the video, Sugihara also talks about how one could use illusions to improve our everyday lives, for example in highlighting certain perceptual cues for drivers.
The trick Sugihara uses is really the same basic idea that dates back to at least the 15th century, when Leonardo da Vinci created the first documented example of art using perspective anamorphis, enabling people to see the image in its intended form when viewed from just the right position. A more modern take on this approach is seen in the amazing artwork of George Rouse, who paints spaces to create images that seem to float in midair when viewed from just the right place: http://goo.gl/A5Gpr