Learning Points from Vijay Kumar’s TED Talk on “Robots that Fly … and Cooperate”

Another TED talk showing the agility of small scale quadrotors. While the previous one I covered focused more on individual performance, and a sprinkling of team activities and collaboration, swarming technology is demonstrated here. https://www.ted.com/talks/vijay_kumar_robots_that_fly_and_cooperate Taking inspiration from nature, where ants can be seen to collectively move large objects together without any apparent supervision or… Continue reading Learning Points from Vijay Kumar’s TED Talk on “Robots that Fly … and Cooperate”

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Learning Points from LiveScience Article Titled “Meet Your Interstitium, a Newfound ‘Organ'”

Would you believe this? An organ that we have missed for decades? What's more, it's the largest one we have got. Check out this article from LiveScience.https://www.livescience.com/62128-interstitium-organ.htmlWell, it has always been there, just that on a molecular level, scientists did not realise that this network of fluid-filled spaces is present throughout most of the body,… Continue reading Learning Points from LiveScience Article Titled “Meet Your Interstitium, a Newfound ‘Organ'”

Learning Points from Business Insider’s Video Titled “How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money”

I like buffets! If anything, it is for the variety of food I can eat and try. If there are any particular ones that I like, I can gorge on them. So how do restaurants make money by offering so much food for so little? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p_WjntaMORQ 1. Because buffets are self serve, there is less… Continue reading Learning Points from Business Insider’s Video Titled “How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money”

Learning Points from BBC Travel’s Article Titled “The Most Ambitious Country in the World?”

Have you ever been in a country where it is ingrained in every citizen to be competitive in everything they do? So much so that they coined this term called "kiasu"(Chinese dialect) meaning afraid to lose, or fear of losing out. Seems like there is such a country, called Singapore. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180311-the-most-ambitious-country-in-the-world Because of their geographical… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC Travel’s Article Titled “The Most Ambitious Country in the World?”

Learning Points from Martin Seligman’s TED Talk on “The New Era of Positive Psychology”

If you thought psychology was about deciphering the various illnesses of the mind, you were right.... maybe 20 years ago. Psychology has moved on a lot since those times. Martin Seligman, a psychologist, shares on the science of positive psychology. https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology 1. For more than 60 years, psychology worked within the disease model. Not that… Continue reading Learning Points from Martin Seligman’s TED Talk on “The New Era of Positive Psychology”