Tagged: Scientist

Baloney Detection

Watch “How to detect baloney the Carl Sagan way” by Michael Shermer

This is a set of tools for critical thinking that has continued to develop since Sagan’s death, 22 years ago. Here, skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, where teaches students ten basic questions that will help them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it […]

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Watch Dr. Genevieve Bell’s “Rage Against the Machine?” Keynote at IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, Dr. Bell leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people’s needs and desires […]

Watch Silvio Meira’s “Cooperation: How Education can be changed into learning” talk at TEDx São Paulo 0

Watch Silvio Meira’s “Cooperation: How Education can be changed into learning” talk at TEDx São Paulo

Silvio Meira walks us through a series of “provocative cartoons about how he thinks the world should work.”

Watch Eric Berlow’s “How complexity leads to simplicity” talk at TED 0

Watch Eric Berlow’s “How complexity leads to simplicity” talk at TED

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn’t feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points […]

Watch Tan Le’s “A headset that reads your brainwaves” demo at TED 0

Watch Tan Le’s “A headset that reads your brainwaves” demo at TED

Tan Le’s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications […]

Education in China: Reverse Brain Drain 0

Education in China: Reverse Brain Drain

China is experiencing some reverse brain drain, by attracting Chinese scientists and mathematicians in the U.S. back to the mainland […]