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“Behave” – Robert M. Sapolsky

Dopamine is not about the happiness of reward. It’s about the happiness of the pursuit of reward that has a decent chance of occurring. Page 74 Due to habituation, the value of a reward is always relative. It is relative to previous rewards, alternatives to the reward, and uncertainty of receiving the reward. Thought Application? Anticipation is…

Dev’s Desktop Foundry

The desktop foundry is a small, desktop-sized station which allows you to easily melt inexpensive field metals and cast them into a shape of your choice. The setup comes with placeholders for the materials you need to make your cast as well as crucible, heat source and cast holder. The desktop foundry is great for…

2016 NFL Power Rankings Week 2

1 SanFran 2 Pittsbur 3 New England 4 Arizona 5 Carolina 6 Cincinati 7 Denver 8 Seattle 9 NY Jets 10 Kansas 11 Houston 12 Minnes 13 Philadel 14 Green Bay 15 Baltimore 16 Tampa Bay 17 Miami 18 San Diego 19 Detroit 20 Oakland 21 NY Giants 22 Jackson 23 Atlanta 24 New Orleans…

2016 NFL Team Ranking Forecast – Preseason

New England Seattle Carolina Kansas Cincinatti NY Jets Pittsburgh Arizona Buffalo Denver Minnesota Green Bay Atlanta Los Angeles Oakland Miami New Orleans San Diego Tampa Bay Detroit Chicago Baltimore Washington Houston San Francisco NY Giants Philadelphia Cleveland Dallas Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennesee

Amateur Web Developer Takes Market by Storm: Creates Amazing New App

Everyone has heard “overnight success” stories online, on the radio, on TV…they’re everywhere. Take, for example, “mom discovers new trick to destroy belly fat” and “new supplement threatens GNC business“. Okay, fine, those were ads, but still. These days, it is becoming easier and easier to spread ideas and communicate with dozens, sometimes even millions,…

Theater Square Visual

JavaScript Solution to “Theater Square” Problem

Problem 1A as presented on CodeForces: Theatre Square in the capital city of Berland has a rectangular shape with the size n × m meters. On the occasion of the city’s anniversary, a decision was taken to pave the Square with square granite flagstones. Each flagstone is of the size a × a. What is the least number of…

Lens Combinations & The Telephoto Lens

Lens Combination – The Telephoto Lens Introduction: The purpose of this lab is to analyze the properties of a telephoto lens system. This is a system of lenses that provide a long focal length in a relatively short optical system. We will specifically focus on the effective focal lengths and principal planes formed by such…

Snells Law Diagram

Determing the Index of Refraction

Introduction: The purpose of this experiment is to determine the index of refraction for various materials using different techniques. There are 3 parts to this experiment. Apply Snell’s law to determine the index of refraction for a clear slab of plastic (acrylic). Use the critical angle to determine the index of refraction for a slab…

Camera utilizing focal length

Measuring The Focal Length of a Converging Lens

Lab 3 – Measuring Focal Length of Converging Lens Introduction: The purpose of this experiment is to determine the focal length of a converging lens using 5 different methods. The methods used are described below: Object at large distance; image nearly in focal plane Bessel’s Method Autocollimation Abbe’s Method Lensmaker’s Formula Part 1: Using “Object at…