Monthly Archives: January 2009

Is Technology Helps us to Improve?

Today technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research.

Researched by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles.

How much should schools use new media, versus older techniques such as reading and classroom discussion?

Greenfield said. “If we want to develop a variety of skills, we need a balanced media diet. Each medium has costs and benefits in terms of what skills each develops.”

Among the studies Greenfield analyzed was a classroom study showing that students who were given access to the Internet during class and were encouraged to use it during lectures did not process what the speaker said as well as students who did not have Internet access. When students were tested after class lectures, those who did not have Internet access performed better than those who did.

Do video games strengthen skill in multi-tasking?.

More than 85 percent of video games contain violence, one study found, and multiple studies of violent media games have shown that they can produce many negative effects, including aggressive behavior and desensitization to real-life violence, Greenfield said in summarizing the findings.

In another study, Video game skill predicted laparoscopic surgery skills, Greenfield said. “The best video game players made 47 percent fewer errors and performed 39 percent faster in laparoscopic tasks than the worst video game players.”

Visual intelligence has been rising globally for 50 years. Greenfield believes much of this change is related to our increased use of technology, as well as other factors, including increased levels of formal education, improved nutrition, smaller families and increased societal complexity, etc.

Ultimate Star Ajith Assembling a Helicopter- Another Passion(Latest News)

Ultimate Star Ajith assembling a helicopter at the Sathyabama University.

Ajith, an action hero in real life. The actor, known for his passion for motor sports, was drawn to aeromodelling while still a student at the Asan Memorial School in 1983 when he was part of the NCC.

I became an aeromodeller,” said Ajith, who is logging hours at the Madras Flying Club, in an effort to acquiring a pilot’s license.

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My Friend Naresh Birthday

Yesterday its my friend naresh birthday. it is so specials because his birthday falls exactly on republic day.

me and my friends usually go to his house exactly on his birthday.. this time it happen again..

i feel very happy because totally 10 of my friends came to his house.. we had a nice lunch and chat. then we played cricket.

As usual my team wins.. after chatting a while, we went home happily..

Happy birthday wishes for him!!!

Happy Republic Day

26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history. In this day India became a totally republican unit. on this day dream of Mahatma Gandhi come true. The numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.

Today, the Republic Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm all over the country. The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together. which makes the Republic Day the most popular.

Jai Hind

Unlock Possible Aging Secret

Using fruit flies, Brown University researchers have identified a cellular mechanism that could someday help fight the aging process.
This intervention takes place with few or no side effects on the quality of life for the fruit fly. The discovery could lead to the development of new anti-aging treatments.
“There are very few, if any, interventions that are known to dramatically extend healthy lifespan,” Helfand said. “Understanding how the metabolic state of the fruit fly would allow someone to come up with pharmacological interventions that could mimic it and give you the benefit of genetic manipulation without having to do genetics”.