You might look like you’re not paying attention when you doodle, but science says otherwise. It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks.
Researchers in the UK found that test subjects who doodled while listening to a recorded message had a 29 percent better recall of the message’s details than those who didn’t doodle. The findings were published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Read more at ABC News.
[Flickr ‘doodle’ photo courtesy of karindalziel]
Old School geeks will recognize the name Lord British immediately as the game author/designer for the Ultima series of RPG video games. I have fond memories of playing hour upon endless hour of Ultima on an Apple //e back in the 80’s so getting to see this interview set is a real treat for me!
This interview is in 3 parts, part 1 is below. Head over to VBS.tv to watch the entire series (Part 2, Part 3) of interviews and take a tour of his home which is a geek’s dream come true with gadgets, secret doors, magical gear, a full sized rotating telescope in the roof and more.
VBS.tv chose a great topic to launch their new technology series of videos they call Motherboard…tip of the hat guys.
A recent Discovery Tech article justifies adding Nanotech to our food and some of the reasons are sound. For instance to act as a contamination sensor.
Other reasons are probably not so sound in my opinion. Example: to provide texture to the food.
Read and formulate your own opinion.
A failed launch is never good news, but today’s loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory is particularly bad news for a space agency in transition.
Well, that’s $280Million lost. At least the contractors are being kept in business, wonder if they’ll try to produce another one?
The title says it all.
Gizmodo has a funnier write up of this little monster, a more detailed article on this national robotic competition in Japan can be found at the Nikkei Business Publication [in English]