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How Much Time Will the Average Person Spend on Social Media During Their Life? (Infographic)

The average person will spend more than five years of their lives on social media, according to a study by influencer marketing agency Mediakix. Mediakix calculated average time spent per day on YouTube (40 minutes), Facebook (35), Snapchat (25), Instagram (15) and Twitter (one) and projected those figures out over a lifetime, arriving at a...

Dart Board That Automatically Moves To You Score A Bullseye Every Time

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video demonstration of the dart board built by former NASA engineer Mark Roper that calculates the trajectory of your throw, then quickly moves the board so you score a bullseye with every shot. Oh yeah? closes eyes, throws...Show More Summary

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer's Disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), based upon genetic information.

Goldman Slashes Buyback Forecast By $100 Billion Due To Delay In Trump Tax Reform

Two months ago, in early January, when forecasting the source of funds for US stock purchases, Goldman calculated that of the $1 trillion in total demand for calendar 2017, the vast majority. or some $800 billion would come from corporate buybacks, with the balance, or $200 billion would be sourced from ETF demand. Show More Summary

Cricket reporter tries to pass off his iPhone calculator for a ‘light meter’

What do you do when your sporting event is threatened by darkness and you need to know how much light there is? You call in your trusty reporter and his state-of-the-art light meter. At the cricket match between New Zealand and South...Show More Summary

How to calculate your net worth —and why your net worth actually matters

Lots of numbers you know by heart, like your street address, how much money you make and the year you were born. Here's one more you should learn too: your net worth. What is your net worth? How do you calculate your net worth? Truth time: See how your net worth compares Why your net worth matters How can you grow your net worth? Read more... Show More Summary

How strong is the GOP House gerrymander? This metric explains it

Daily Kos Elections extensively uses our calculations of the 2016 presidential election result by congressional district, like those shown above for Virginia. With ticket-splitting rates at historic lows, the presidential results can...Show More Summary

The Albert Clock, A Clock That Requires Users to Calculate the Time With Mathematical Expressions

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Albert Clock by designer Axel Schindlbeck requires users to calculate the time by displaying the hours and minutes as mathematical expressions. The added steps can help keep the brain active while doing something as simple as checking the time. The physical clock is available in white, red, or gray colors and there is also […]

Scientists develop a system that predicts the behavior of tsunamis in less than ten minutes

Researchers have created a simulator that predicts in less than 10 minutes the behavior of tsunamis generated by landslides. The system reduces the time spent in calculating different situations up to 60 percent. With this simulator, it is possible to immediately obtain information and thus facilitate more effective performance of authorities and rescue teams.

Tharanga unperturbed by rain forecast

Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka batsman, has said that the team had not included the weather in their calculations as they batted on past tea on the fourth day

Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth

It is rare in biology that a single trait can answer questions spanning several fields of research. One such trait is plant biology's "leaf mass per area," a simple measurement calculated by weighing a dried leaf and dividing by its original fresh area. Show More Summary

Abacus use can boost math skills (and other lessons on learning)

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The abacus counting device dates back thousands of years but has, in the past century, been replaced by calculators and computers. But studies show that abacus use can have an effect on how well people learn math. In this excerpt adapted...Show More Summary

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done today

(University of Colorado at Boulder) A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has laid out a series of mathematical calculations showing how one or more of the world's elite men marathoners could break the storied two-hour mark, shaving about four and a half minutes off the current world record.

Novel calculator more easily identifies patients who will benefit from neoadjuvant chemoradiation

A calculator to guide treatment choice in esophageal cancer has been developed by a team of researchers. The tool helps identify which patients may benefit from treatment before surgery.

Dish Network’s Subscriber Numbers Boosted By Sling TV, But ARPU Could See Pressure

Dish Network‘s stock has declined marginally in the week following its Q4 and full-year earnings release. Dish added 28,000 pay-TV subscribers in the quarter – though some of that may have been due to a change in the calculation for commercial accounts

Stanford scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes

(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) A new software tool can help reduce the risk of triggering manmade earthquakes by calculating the probability that oil and gas injection activities will trigger slip in nearby faults.

Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% of every state

The Economic Policy Institute calculated income inequality in the US by state, metropolitan area, and county. This map shows how much annual income a family needs to earn to be considered in the top 1% of their state. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes

A new, freely available software tool developed by Stanford scientists will enable energy companies and regulatory agencies to calculate the probability of triggering manmade earthquakes from wastewater injection and other activities associated with oil and gas production.

AVA Revolutionizes Personal and Public Safety Using Artificial Intelligence

by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Today, and after more than two years of highly secretive development, Berlin-based start-up AVA opens to the public, announcing its artificial intelligence capable of calculating the statistical, current, and predictive safety and risk for any given location in real-time. Show More Summary

These 21 congressional districts flipped to Donald Trump after backing Barack Obama in 2012

Daily Kos Elections recently  completed  calculating the 2016 presidential election results by congressional district.  With ticket-splitting rates at historic lows, and presidential results  highly correlated with congressional results, these numbers serve as a strong predictor of future House election outcomes. Show More Summary

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