Want To Be Employable? Learn to Code.
No matter the job, institutions increasingly require applicants to maintain an online presence, whether than means managing content, tweaking a website's design or writing code in earnest.
What's the Latest Development?
In response to the growth of the knowledge-based economy, writing computer code is becoming increasingly popular—and increasingly necessary. Jobs that once required no programming skills, such as being a librarian, now depend on navigating software. And for anyone who wants to strike out on their own, creating a savvy online presence is a must. A number of companies now cater to the growing learn-to-program market. Perhaps the most well known is Codeacademy, a free tutorial service that even the mayor of New York says he wants to use.
What's the Big Idea?
There is a (big) difference between being code-literate and writing great code, and while the learning curve can prove steep, the importance of understanding what powers the Internet is difficult to overstate. "Inasmuch as you need to know how to read English, you need to have some understanding of the code that builds the Web," said Sarah Henry, a 39-year-old, an investment manager. "It is fundamental to the way the world is organized and the way people think about things these days." For a couple hundred dollars, you might consider a programming course as an investment in your future.
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What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Neuroscience is working to conquer some of the human body's cruelest conditions: Paralysis, brain disease, and schizophrenia.
- Neuroscience and engineering are uniting in mind-blowing ways that will drastically improve the quality of life for people with conditions like epilepsy, paralysis or schizophrenia.
- Researchers have developed a brain-computer interface the size of a baby aspirin that can restore mobility to people with paralysis or amputated limbs. It rewires neural messages from the brain's motor cortex to a robotic arm, or reroutes it to the person's own muscles.
- Deep brain stimulation is another wonder of neuroscience that can effectively manage brain conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's, and may one day mitigate schizophrenia so people can live normal, independent lives.
As Game of Thrones ends, a revealing resolution to its perplexing geography.
- The fantasy world of Game of Thrones was inspired by real places and events.
- But the map of Westeros is a good example of the perplexing relation between fantasy and reality.
- Like Britain, it has a Wall in the North, but the map only really clicks into place if you add Ireland.
A recent study gives new meaning to the saying "fake it 'til you make it."
- The study involves four experiments that measured individuals' socioeconomic status, overconfidence and actual performance.
- Results consistently showed that high-class people tend to overestimate their abilities.
- However, this overconfidence was misinterpreted as genuine competence in one study, suggesting overestimating your abilities can have social advantages.
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