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Dick Davies
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The number of people we can have meaningful contact with is limited by the size of our brains. Now this group seems to be subdivided into layers, say anthropologists.
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"What’s most amazing about this is that this is the first concrete, indisputable evidence that there is physics beyond the Standard Model — not even including gravity — that exists in our Universe. The possibilities include extra, heavy (Dirac) neutrinos, fourth (sterile) neutrinos, both of which are conceivably dark matter candidates. It’s even possible that the neutrino is its own (Majorana) antiparticle!"

Imagine you finally thought you understood how the Sun worked: how light elements fused into heavier ones, emitting energy in the process. And when you finally completed your calculations, you got nuclear physics results that matched what you observed exactly, energy outputs that fit, and a prediction for the emission of neutrinos. Yet when you built the detector to see them, you only saw a third of what you anticipated! What would you do? Well, this was a mystery that took nearly 40 years to solve, but it turned out that neutrinos aren’t massless, but have a small, non-zero mass that allows them to flavor change from one type into another: neutrinos oscillate. It was finally confirmed in the 2000s by the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, and for that, Art McDonald won the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

Tune in at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT for a live blog by me, plus Nobel Laureate Art McDonald's public lecture!
It took over 40 years to find what happened to the Sun's missing neutrinos. What we found wound up changing our understanding of physics forever.
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Concrete examples for how to make instruction creative
Is science a creative endeavor? Yes! However, most people don't think so, so our science classes are typically deficient in creativity.
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At 40, Apple has sold 1.6B computers. 1B devices currently in use. There is not a business case like that. So what does that mean?
In Apple’s first 40 years it shipped 1,591,092,250 computers ((including Apple II, Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; excluding Apple Watch, Apple TV and other iPods. Includes Q1 shipments est…
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I just ordered a paper copy of an interesting new book: "Designing with LibreOffice" http://wmk.me/1MkymsK
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A good explanation
As we look ahead to the American idea’s future in a tumultuous world, we should be reminded again of the exceptional people who brought us to this point. And their descendants live among us today.
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Video will not save your media business. Nor will bots, newsletters, or Slack integration.
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A masterful explanation of the second coming of Neville Chamberlain. A decade ago I was stunned to read and recognize the new "citizens of the world." Now we can see what they are building. BTW, Leon is the real deal. 
The recent wave of support for populist politicians can be traced to the disparity between elites' and everyday people's philosophies and worldview.
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The Republican Party is getting dismantled and rebuilt ... with the face of Trump.
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Darwins Cathedral https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/134827.Darwin_s_Cathedral 
Miles, here's good news. David says don't watch the individuals, watch the species. The species is the organism. Ties in with your work.
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The organizational structure is more disruptive than the product
The first 2.5bn smartphones brought us Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Whatsapp, Kik, Venmo, Duolingo, and most importantly, drove the big web apps to build world class mobile apps and move their userbases from web to mobile. But, if you stare at the top 200 non-game mobile apps in the US (and most ...
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Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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