^^ Wow, very cool. I loved looking at all of the drawings featured throughout the text. Fascinating. I bookmarked it so I can watch the full video later.
Thought this was really fascinating:
Quantum researchers Close in on dream vacancy: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-quantum-vacancy.html
Delving into the atomic structures of life, and trying to form a new technological grid within it....the new frontier of the microcosm.
Another article I've read this morning, which I thought interesting:
After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-years-math
I remember absolutely hating geometry in middle/high school, but I'm thinking that now I could truly delve into this particular science if I put in the effort. It's a shame how the education system turns so many young minds off of very, very important subjects. The education system does not have the same negative effect on everyone, but it does, I firmly believe, on many. IMO, we need to re-design the system so that young minds are in charge of their own internal and intellectual growth, development, and expansion. Showing them the door, and letting them walk through with their own cultivated intention and fascination with their studies. As of now, too many high school graduates are very poorly educated by even very elementary standards of measurement (which is my basic contention against the system of "education" these days) and we're falling behind in the international arena. Kids need their minds in a flame in order to develop their full critical thinking abilities properly. Let them be fascinated, intrigued, and overwhelmed with the amazing, awe-inspiring world on their own will, without shoving your tests, quizzes, grades, and bias upon them. After kindergarten and up until middle-school, provide them a safe, healthy environment to grow, show them how to think (and not merely 'what'), and let them figure out the rest.
I know all of that this is a vague rant (my apologies! ), but man, if I wanted to write a very precise and detailed essay on this particular topic, I could easily do so in an hour or two.
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