Sunday, 27 October 2013

SCIENCE



Image via Fast Company.

Can casual ergonomics have a rather important influence on our thoughts and behaviors? Did my mother was right when she made me stand straight? M.I.T. management scholar Andy J. Yap, asked himself that question (the first one, not the one about my mother) and you can read some of the insights of the studies he contributed to in Fast Company. being a very important one, this: "everyday ergonomics can, in fact, make us feel powerful, but not necessarily in a good way." Read full article here. E.T.P. 3'.


Illustration via The Economist.

The article Starship Troupers in the Economist starts quoting Douglas Adams in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" saying: "Space is big, really big". Then it goes on pointing out that it's so big that even science fiction struggles to make sense of it. "But there are scientists, engineers and science-fiction writers out there who like a challenge. On October 22nd a small but dedicated audience gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London to hear some of them discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might be made to work in the real world." Read full article in The Economist. E.T.P.: 5'

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