Curiosity Killed the Cat

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

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  • How do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory - looking for white swans? Or do you try to find black swans? I was startled at how hard it was for people to investigate number sets that didn't follow their hypotheses, even when their method wasn't getting them anywhere.
  • Whats going on in your body when you're anticipating a big win? By Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown at ScienceSays.
  • Automated construction crew, inspired by termite colonies, needs no foreman
  • Health care data needs a "Henry Ford" moment to move from a realm of unconnected and unwieldy data to a world of connected and matched data with a common support for licensing, legal, and computing infrastructure.
  • The "lost" Steve Jobs Speech from 1983 at the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA). Steve on computers: "We're 10-15 years away from connecting people together". Foreshadowing Wireless Networking, the iPad, Google maps, and the App Store.
  • The 40-year history of the mobile cell phone, starting with the DynaTAC in 1974 and ending with a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy Note.
  • Does human performance follow the bell curve? Research says no.
  • If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids.
  • A small educational cartoon about how trees survives the winter. Great explanation!
  • The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations
  • Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?
  • It begins with a growl. Then there's a crack — a slurpy, sucky, crunchy noise.
  • Wanna Create A Great Invention? Creating something innovative is a risky undertaking. To do it, you have to crash often before you are able to fly.
  • Self-serving bias - Biased attribution on success and failure to preserve self-esteem.