John Vicente

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A Pocket Knife that Works like Panther-claws

The way Caswell’s Morphing Karambit knife opens and closes is a thing of sheer beauty. It uses a parallel motion linkage, as opposed to a …

Industrial Design

Tesla Just Did Something Really Big

Tesla has rocked the world of high-performance automobiles with the introduction of its new “Ludicrous mode” rapid acceleration feature. The …

Pronunciation + Listening Practice | Ep. 7

Practice the way a native English speaker would transform this question in casual, everyday English to improve your own listening and pronunciation …

Sony a7R II: The World’s First Back-Illuminated 35mm Full Frame Sensor and 4K

Sony has just unleashed its new a7R II mirrorless camera, a followup to the highly-regarded a7R. The new camera features the world’s first …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

Are 'smart pills' the best way to stay sharp?

<b>(CNN) —</b> How did you wake yourself up this morning? Perhaps through a morning run, or hitting the yoga mat. You might favor good old caffeine, or new-age nutritional supplements.<p>Tom Rice, a London-based film producer in his late 20s, has a new routine. It includes a little fish oil, a shot of …

There Is a Longevity Pill Backed by Five Nobel Prize Winners

A new pill marketed as a dietary supplement claims it can boost 'metabolic health.'<p>So, we finally have a more credible longevity pill.<p>It's called Basis (as it wants to provide you with the foundations for a long life), and it's a dietary supplement purporting to boost your "metabolic health." It's …

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

• They motivate students by convincing them they can succeed and have a better life through working hard in school.<br>• They keep order, so the students are not distracted from learning.<br>• They have the students study hard for many long hours, with a long school day, a long school week (some school on …

Personalized Learning

Scientists might have just come up with a cure for aging

A new class of drugs has been identified that slow the ageing process in mice, alleviating symptoms of frailty and extending a healthy lifespan.<p>If …

Electroceuticals: the Shocking Future of Brain Zapping

Could electrical currents replace Big Pharma?<p>​It's all in your head—those icky feelings, all that fog—and chemicals just aren't that great at cutting through. That's why scientists are experimenting with changing the brain game by tweaking its circuitry, rather than the chemical processes.<p>It might …

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

Apple founder: 'Computers will take over from humans'

Engineering genius Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, has warned that artificially intelligent computers will take over from humans and that the future is “scary and very bad for people”<p>The co-founder of Apple who designed the company’s first computers in the 1970s has warned that …

Amazing video shows colorblind people seeing colors for the first time

<b>(YouTube)</b><p>Okay, it’s kind of an ad– we are sheep<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 25, 2015 2:40pm (UTC)<p>Valspar Paint, a paint company, teamed up with EnChroma, a company that manufactures glasses that boosts color vision, to launch the #ColorForAll campaign, which aims to bring the glasses to colorblind people. …

Color Blindness

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she failed to get into a teacher education programme at the University of Helsinki. She was smart and bright, yet she was not deemed qualified.<p>This …

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

<b>4 Phases Of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an …

Pedagogy

How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure through Game-based Learning

<b>How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure Through Game-Based Learning</b><p>By <b>Justin W. Marquis</b>, Ph.D.<p>Whether our students fear the dark, monsters, heights, …