This bizarre-looking font helps you remember what you read

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The half-finished letters are designed to make us more engaged with what we’re reading, which increases memory retention.

Could the shape of the words also shape your ability to remember them? MIT

Cramming for exams, learning new languages, and remembering your to-do list can be tough — but a team of Australian researchers think they can help. They’ve developed a font called “Sans Forgetica” that uses the principles of cognitive science to help readers better remember their typed notes.

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Top 13 amazing tech inventions you might have missed in 2013

In 2013, the tech world gave us plenty talk about. We can build smarter robots. We can 3D-print pretty much anything. Tablet wars are still going strong, Snapchat is still a thing, and now we can binge-watch our favorite TV shows in more ways than ever before. (Videos)

 

 

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A font for dyslexia

Watching my kids learning how to read made me truly appreciate how difficult it can be to distinguish letters of the Roman alphabet. If you think about it, a lot of the letters are truly alike – b and p are the same thing with different rotation, v and w look almost the same and so on. Dyslexics have even greater trouble because their brains constantly “mix up” these letters…

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Alfabet in Huid: Typeface Made From Skin and Clothespins

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Ok, now spell out supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

We’ve seen quite a few creative alphabets, but probably none as weird (and painful) as this set, made with clothespin and skin. It’s called alfabet in huid (typeface in skin) by Thijs Verbeek.

One one hand it is good to know we can all make words out of our extra skin when we have a spare moment…

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