Make belief experiences are experiences nonetheless In life we play roles of all kinds. We learn sets of rules and play along with the settings and constraints presented to us. We have flaws, objectives, bonds, strengths and gain wisdom and […]
We live in a world of constant assessment. From the first moment in our lives we learn that every action we make is in some way evaluated by others, and we rely on the approval or disapproval of others to tell […]
Thanks to mass production there are more and more environmental sensors available at a low price. But how do I, as a maker, choose between sensors that present similar prices and characteristics? Amongst others, there are two important questions that […]
Would you like to like math or help others to like it? Then empathy might be what you need! This is what Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, proposes in his 2014 paper ‘Writing about Math for the Perplexed and the Traumatized’.
Ever since the middle of the 19th century, the atmospheric CO2 concentration has been steadily rising due to anthropogenic activities. If you want to know more about the main sources of CO2 at the global scale, have a look at the […]
Each of us has a unique genome, yet the amount of difference between two random humans on this planet is tiny: around 0.1% on average. This 0.1% difference between you and me actually contains enough information to tell you where you come from.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay, @WWF invites you to create nature themed artwork & share with #ArtForEarthDay 1: Wildlife 🦊Day 2: Freshwater 💧Day 3: One Planet 🌍Day 4: Food 🥕Day 5: Forests 🌳Day 6: Climate 🌤️Day 7: Ocean […]
Every one of us remembers their favorite teacher in school. They were the ones able to spark our interest, with compelling storytelling and passion for their subject. Unless we were lucky enough to have access to innovative programs, our favorite […]
Since their invention, computers have been put to work to take over simple and repetitive numerical tasks. Today, with the introduction of machine learning techniques in many facets of life, we are beginning to see the many possibilities of handing over complex (intelligent?) tasks to the computer.
To reduce the amount of competing factors some species can “switch” the pigments they are using to capture various parts of the light spectrum. This chromatic adaptation could help better understand how so many species can thrive in the same environment when it comes to phytoplankton.