You can use Wolfram Alpha in all kinds if ways, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.
Information and knowledge are rapidly being rewritten by technology and humans are changing because of it. The torrent of information and knowledge flowing into our mobile devices – and the global network delivering it – is rapidly changing our lives, says Gerd Leonhard.
e-Learning has revolutionized the educational sector.
The future of e-Learning is brighter than ever judging by the Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014 particle and infographic. e-Learning’s popularity isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. (Infographic)
Futurist Thomas Frey: As a futurist I spend much of my time tracking failure. Why failure? Because they are the unforgiving anchors around which society changes directions.
A MEG brain-imaging test being done on a baby while listening to spoken words.
Babies as young as 6 months are capable of making predictions based on probability, a higher level of reasoning than is commonly believed possible, researchers have discovered.
Much of what we believe to be factual has an expiration date.
In primary school you learned that there were nine planets in the solar system. There weren’t any that were known to exist outside of it. Since then, astronomers have spotted over 800 planets around other stars (and thousands more “candidates”) and demoted Pluto to a mere “dwarf planet”. Even a cursory glance at other fields reveals similar patterns.
As employees chart their route to the top of the “Conceptual Age”, it’s important to know the skills that companies are looking for.
IBM’s 2010 Global CEO Study cited “creativity” as the most important leadership quality for the future when “global knowledge” was once essential for leaders. This is one of many signals that the business world is evolving out of the “Information Age,” where left-brain technical skills, knowledge and expertise were king.
The map from Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute maps the brainy metro index across U.S. metros.
We are often told the smartest cities and nations do the best in the knowledge economy. Smart cities typically are measured by education level, calculating the cities or metros with the largest percentage of college grads or the largest shares of adults with advanced degrees. Others do it by charting the kinds of work people do and the occupations they hold, differentiating between knowledge or creative workers and others who do more routine manufacturing and service jobs.
Most were not born into success; they simply did.
There is always a fascination of people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime. In entertainment, you may think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey. In business, it may be Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. Everyone has their own examples of super successful people like these who we admire. But how do they become so successful?
Taking a test helps you learn.
Test taking is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and it works better than a number of other studying techniques.
The difference in response to the Atlantis and Challenger came down to this: The Atlantis was considered a success and the Challenger a failure.
While success is surely sweeter than failure, it seems failure is a far better teacher, and organizations that fail spectacularly often flourish more in the long run, according to a new study by Vinit Desai, assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.