The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is being awarded to three scientists credited with inventing efficient blue LEDs, a development that allowed for the creation of the white LED light sources that are inching toward ubiquity across the globe. 200 more words
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There’s a funny thing about applying yourself to your craft. You must do it in order to be successful, but then people start thinking you’re a tad wacky. 659 more words
“Widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist…”
- He established a cognitive basis for common human errors that arise from heuristics (simple rules or mental shortcuts which people often use to form judgments, involving focusing on one aspect of a complex problem and ignoring others) and biases (resulting errors of heuristics are called cognitive biases) (Kahneman & … 333 more words
Written by Geoff Archer, Trainee at the Scientific Foresight Unit.
How does the human nervous system communicate? How does the brain work? For this year’s Annual Lecture, … 493 more words