Ones and Zeros 4/18/11: Hologram Fashion Shows and Other Things We Need To Know About

h3. Zero: Beijing's Hologram FAshion show Why, you ask with shock and disgust. It's not that China doesn't have enough models. It's just, why bother with real stuff when you can do it all virtual, with the British pop-rock band Keane doing the...

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Apr 18 2011, 3:41pm

Zero: Beijing’s Hologram FAshion show

Why, you ask with shock and disgust. It’s not that China doesn’t have enough models. It’s just, why bother with real stuff when you can do it all virtual, with the British pop-rock band Keane doing the soundtrack?

(PSFK)

One: 9V Batteries To the Brain Help Game Play

Just a bit of the ol’ transcranial direct-current stimulation:

Volunteers receiving 2 milliamps to the scalp (about one-five-hundredth the amount drawn by a 100-watt light bulb) showed twice as much improvement in the game after a short amount of training as those receiving one-twentieth the amount of current1. “They learn more quickly but they don’t have a good intuitive or introspective sense about why,” says Clark.

(Nature)

zero: medicines don’t work in space

This explains why all these pills aren’t working for me.

Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take paracetamol to treat a headache or antibiotics to fight infection, a study has found. Scientists at the Johnson Space Centre have shown that the effectiveness of drugs declines more rapidly in space. Continuous doses of radiation onboard spacecraft may be to blame, according to the study published in the AAPS Journal.

(BBC)

One: The social media Bubble

After a couple years at Facebook, Hammerbacher grew restless. He figured that much of the groundbreaking computer science had been done. Something else gnawed at him. Hammerbacher looked around Silicon Valley at companies like his own, Google (GOOG), and Twitter, and saw his peers wasting their talents. “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads,” he says. “That sucks.”…

(BusinessWeek)

ZERO: Cell phones and brain cancer

Let’s be real. If we knew cell phones were bad for us, could we quit? (NYT)

ONE: Get smarter with a bunch of Yale’s new online lectures

Including: The American Revolution, Foundations of Modern Social Theory, Fundamentals of Physics, II, and more. (Yale)

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