News tagged with academics

How much math, science homework is too much?

When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better—an hour a day is optimal—but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research ...

dateMar 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Short words predict academic success

The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.

dateJan 08, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Rewarding inventions and inventors

"Would Thomas Edison Receive Tenure?" This was the provocative title for a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization founded in 2010 in partnership with ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Other
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Quadcopter piloted by a smartphone

The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Engineering
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