Stockholm : Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants “wonderful!” and emits a slightly metallic round of applause. The preschool group at Tanto International School in central Stockholm is just getting used to a new batch of iPads – one for every two children – and it s a noisy, chatty affair. ”They really enjoy playing this app. It s really good for learning pronunciation,” said their teacher Helena Bergstrand. Bergstrand, along with nearly 90 percent of teachers polled by the city council, believes that iPads and tablets help motivate children to learn.
Astronaut Cady Coleman tosses M&M’s into the space station toilet to show how waste is dealt with.
(Reuters) – A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for U.S. military veterans, researchers said Thursday.
Facial recognition, fingerprints and iris scans could soon take a back seat to the newest biometric identification method on the block: body odor. Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, in collaboration with tech firm IIia Sistemas SL, are developing a system that can verify people by their scent signatures.
Nathan Kaso, a genius photographer and a passionate filmmaker travelled three weeks over New Zealand’s south island. The Australian filmmaker recorded the impressive natural spectacle of wild landscapes in this remarkable short film. At the other end of the world there is an island in the south pacific with just 4.5 million inhabitants, but everyone who has ever had the good luck to get lost out there, is completely flashed by the natural beauty of this country. Why it is so great down there, Nathan Kaso shows us in this video. Dark moody rain clouds moving along the mountain slopes and suddenly a ray of sunlight breaks through the gray clouds and then just few Seconds later, a dreamy rainbow emerges over the valley.
Anti-government activists used potato cannons to fire at security forces in Kiev on Friday. The cannons are built from pipes and activists use hair spray and other aerosols to fill the interior with gas before lighting it. This launches potatoes at high speeds that can result in life-threatening injuries.
Yeah-Yeahs parents shipped him off to military school. After the army, he became one of the pioneering developers of bungie jumping. Then he became a racist, flaming, jersey shore douchebag and no one liked him anymore.
Florian Kohler pushes innovation to challenge the laws of physics at every turn with his impossible pool trickshots. He has been on his world trickshot tours in many countries of the world. Kohler began experimenting with his own versions of awesome trickshots at the age of 18, used to watch videos online trying to imitate them at the beginning and finally developed many new artistic concepts. Florian has set a record for highest jump shot on a moving ball at 23 inches.
The Boston math whiz found his fiancee by creating an algorithm to sort his best matches.
The car maker announced Wednesday that it hopes that researchers at MIT can come up with advanced algorithms to help the vehicle learn to predict where other vehicles and pedestrians could be in the future.