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07/03/2015

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Arthur Conan Doyle (1893) - Herbert Rose Barraud
Arthur Conan Doyle (1893) – Herbert Rose Barraud
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Ted moments!

We love TED, it shares new ideas based on the activity of renown scientists, economists, artists, etc… It makes knowledge more accessible so we are proud to everyday share with you a TED video. Hope you enjoy it!

07/03/2015

There’s an English proverb that says “necessity is the mother of invention”. I believe it to be incredibly truthful. We often don’t give any attention to problems which not affect us, nor our friends and family. However, when we experience let’s say for example a disease or some family member is afflicted by it, we change abruptly.

Kenneth Shinozuka was just four years old when in a stroll with his grandfather, he happen to experience one of the scariest moments in his life, as he recalls. His grandfather simply got lost…

This was a presage that later the family confirmed. His grandfather had Alzheimer’s disease.

Over the course of time his condition got worse and not only that but he also started wandering often.

So how did Kenneth turn the necessity to guarantee the safety of his grandfather into an invention? Well, that’s what you’ll find out in this 5min video.

TED moments!

We love TED, it shares new ideas based on the activity of renown scientists, economists, artists, etc… It makes knowledge more accessible so we are proud to everyday share with you a TED video. Hope you enjoy it!

07/11/2014

I decided to put here a TED-Ed video, I know that it isn’t a regular TED, however this video is special and takes only 7 min.!

In our academic life, as well as in our daily life, we’ve always found things that we couldn’t understand. And probably in most of the cases we entrust in others to decipher those things because we are not able to do it… In this brilliant talk Adam Savage, a former co-host in Discovery Channel series “MythBusters” and “Unchained Reaction”, attempts to debunk this assertion. From Eratosthenes to Richard Feynman, he presents us knowledge that started from simple ideas that everyone can discover from their experience.

Related to How can you measure Earth’s circumference with the sun? Eratosthenes answers…

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07/11/2014

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann von Goethe

 

Goethe (Stieler 1828) - Joseph Stieler
Goethe (Stieler 1828) – Joseph Stieler

TED moments!

We love TED, it shares new ideas based on the activity of renown scientists, economists, artists, etc… It makes knowledge more accessible so we are proud to everyday share with you a TED video. Hope you enjoy it!

15/10/2014

Have you ever heard about curators? Do you know how they work? In this TED you’ll find how William Noel the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum have found an incredible hidden gem and hiw he and is team manage to restore the original data. [1] This “gem” was a chartaceous cultural heritage from our antecessor Archimedes. This unique and elegant talk provide you a peep in the recovery of artefacts.


References and further reading.

[1] – Archimedes – Walters Art Museum

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15/10/2014

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx

Karl Marx - International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam
Karl Marx – International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam

TED moments!

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06/10/2014

This talk changed my life I hope it changes yours too (for better). We often think that being a machine, or being perfect is the ultimate stage of human kind. However, Guy Hoffman (almost) obliterate this concept. And in one of my favourite talks he makes us reinvent our definition of what we should aim. Maybe we shouldn’t only spend all our time striving for getting better and better but also realize what we have achieved and how mistakes are important. So after this talk (I’ve seen it one year ago, thus I don’t quite remember it deeply) I stopped asking for me to be perfect but to move towards that goal always looking to the errors has opportunities for improvement and for new ways of thinking. More than this I comprehended that emotions are needed for arriving perfection…and you, what have you learnt?

Life would had no meaning if we erased emotions, it would had no purpose. I wish you all the best and seek for your “soul” everyday 😀

Quoting Corner!

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06/10/2014

“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.” – Michael Jordan

NBA Michael Jordan - ESPN
NBA Michael Jordan – ESPN

I never comment here because I want to give you the hypothesis of understand how the quote works for you. Everybody has a different story so I hope you understand how this quote relates to your personal life. Just giving a key word, the word game can be seen as life… I hope it makes you sense in some way 🙂

TED moments!

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26/09/2014

This TED is going to be about the importance of understanding the other minds and how this process depends upon age. A child with 3 yo can’t understand morality and a 5yo can. Now isn’t this interesting enough to see this jaw-dropping talk?

 

Related with Shopenhauer’s quote and Damásio’s.

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26/09/2014

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

"Schopenhauer" - Jules Lunteschütz
“Schopenhauer” – Jules Lunteschütz

For understanding the importance of emotions and emotional response, see António Damásio‘s work (the link here is for a quote from the neuroscientist) and Rebecca Saxe’s talk.