World of Mathematics – interactive ebook – a piece of art!

The World of Mathematics is an interactive eBook available online and on mobile devices. Created by Philipp Legner, it is nothing short of a piece of art! A must-see for anyone interested in Mathematics – and more so for those who hate Mathematics Read more →

McKinsey: Big data one of top five catalysts for US economy growth

McKinsey Global Institute published a report that identifies the top 5 catalysts of growth for the US economy: The US economy is struggling to find a new formula for vigorous growth. But all growth opportunities are not created equal. New … Read more →

Evolution of big data at CERN – a short overview by Dr. Tim Smith

There is a mind-boggling amount of data floating around our society. Physicists at CERN have been pondering how to store and share their ever more massive data for decades – stimulating globalization of the internet along the way, whilst ‘solving’ … Read more →

Big data bringing Asimov’s Psychohistory from fiction to reality

Isaac Asimov, my favorite science fiction writer and thinker introduced a concept called Psychohistory in his famous “Foundation” novel series. Psychohistory is the science of predicting the behavior of large groups of people using a statistical model of the psychology … Read more →

Science is for everyone, kids included! – one of the best TED videos I’ve seen!

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He’s seconded by 12-year-old Amy O’Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: “Once upon a time … “