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<em>Back to the Future</em> fans may finally get to try a real, live version of the film's famous floating skateboard
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"In 2013, BBC News Magazine writer Tom de Castella discovered that pedestrian crossings up and down the UK were hotbeds of placebo buttons. A crossing in central London had programmed intervals for red and green lights, for example. Pushing the button would only impact the length of these intervals between midnight and 7am. In several other cities during busy periods, the crossings were programmed to alternate their signals at a specific rate. The buttons did nothing, but a “wait” light would still come on when they were pressed and, yes, people still pressed them presumably believing that their actions were having an effect."

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150415-the-buttons-that-do-nothing
Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers.
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Awesome behavioral hack.
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Très intéressant quand on pense aussi aux robots à quatre pattes fait pour cette boîte achetée par Google (me rappelle plus le nom)...
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Ils ne pèsent que quelques grammes, mais ils sont doués d’une force impressionnante. Les MicroTugs de l’université de Stanford (États-Unis) tractent à l’horizontale ou à la verticale des charges...
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Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless   #Psychology #Personality
This isn't a test designed to accurately categorize people, but a test designed to make them feel happy after taking it. This is one of the reasons why it's persisted for so many years in the corporate world after being disregarded by psychologists.
• The Myers-Briggs uses false, limited binaries. “There is no such thing as a pure extravert or introvert”, Jung wrote. 
• The Myers-Briggs provides inconsistent, inaccurate results Research has found that as much as 50 percent of people arrive at a different result the second time they take a test, even if it's just five weeks later.
H/t +Claudia W. Scholz 
It's no more scientifically valid than a BuzzFeed quiz.
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Excellent lecture about science data visualization: http://cm.dce.harvard.edu/2015/01/14328/L03/screen_H264LargeTalkingHead-16x9.shtml
Harvard Extension Classroom for PUB0022340062
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40% more breast cancers detected, according to this study... Oo
Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study from Lund University, Sweden. This is the first large-scale study to compare the screening method with regular mammograms. The 3D X-ray technique is also more comfortable for women, as breast compression is halved.
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Open Source Web Performance Dashboard made with Graphite, Grafana and sitespeed.io.
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For the poor souls using the latest Skype: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-disable-ads-in-skype/
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"Netflix monitoring system is a giant machinery that has a strange artifact which allows to stream movies"
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