Beware Students : Throw your laptops away because A pen is mightier than Keyboard.

As the technology is progressing, the laptops have become compact and easy to carry. With the development of advanced tablets and laptops the ideology of typing notes has increased which has led to the felling that writing the notes is considered as an old fashioned way.

But it turns out that there are more advantages taking notes the old fashioned way. Yes, I agree that typing is a lot faster and easier – which comes in handy when you have to jot down large pieces of information.

Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles sought to test how note-taking by hand or by computer affects learning.

Their research shows that laptops and tablets have a tendency to be distracting — it’s so easy to click over to Facebook in that dull lecture. And the study also shows that the slower you are in taking the notes the better it is for your understanding.

Mueller said that ” When people type their notes, they have this tendency to try to take verbatim notes and write down as much of the lecture as they can.” Mueller also added that ” The students who were taking longhand notes in our studies were forced to be more selective — because you can’t write as fast as you can type. And that extra processing of the material that they were doing benefited them”

So when students look back to their notes on their computer they are unable to process un necessary information whereas Students when they look back into their handwritten notes have precise and concise information.

The students who take handwritten notes out performed the students who took notes on their devices in all the three studies.

Do you support handwritten notes or typed notes? Let us know your preference in the comment section. 

Here is the detailed report:

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking

Image Source: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

 

 

What kinds of pens work in space?

An interesting question.

You might have heard that a ballpoint pen doesn’t work very well when upside down and hence it wouldn’t work in space.Now the question arises what type of pens work in space.

Feel free to ask us such question.

If you are the thinking that a ball point pen won’t work in space, then you are utterly wrong! because a ball point pen won’t work upside down on the earth because of the gravitational force.

In space the ink will not fall back away from the nib because of obvious reasons(less or nil gravity). Surface tension will keep the ink together and flowing.

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Astronaut using a mechanical pencil

Astronauts regularly use a Sharpie felt-tip permanent marker because it can be used to write on almost any surface, including plastic bags and fabric. Mechanical pencils are probably the second most used – primarily for jotting down numbers in procedure pads. But even regular ballpoint biro pens are used on-orbit.

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Astronaut using a felt -tip pen.

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News: An Earthquake shakes the East Garo Hills Of Meghalaya.

The East Garo hills in Meghalaya,  a north eastern state has experienced an earthquake today(Sunday, 12th February 2016) at around 09:35 Am( Indian Standard Time).

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The earthquake has been measured with a magnitude of 4.5 . As per the recent reports no loss of life and no loss of property has occurred which is great news!!.

The tremors have been felt near Delhi- NCR and northern India. The tremors were felt continuously for thirty five seconds.

The initial report by National Seismological Bureau said that the epicentre (the point on the Earth’s surface that is directly above the focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates) of the earthquake was  Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand. They also said that the earthquakes were of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale and the earthquake took place at a depth of 33 metres.

UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT NOKIA

FACTS OF THE WEEK

13th January 2017

Nokia stylised as NOKIA, is Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865. Nokia is headquartered in Espoo, Uusimaa, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. In 2014, Nokia employed 61,656 people across 120 countries, did business in more than 150 countries and reported annual revenues of around €12.73 billion.

It is the world’s 274th-largest company measured by 2013 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500 and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. Nokia eventually entered into a pact with Microsoft in 2011 to exclusively use its Windows Phone platform on future smartphones. Its mobile phone business was eventually bought by Microsoft in an overall deal totaling $7.17 billion.Stephen Elop, Nokia’s former CEO, and several other executives joined the new Microsoft Mobile subsidiary of Microsoft as part of the deal, which was completed on 25 April 2014.

There are innumerable facts about this former tech giant. Today I will be showcasing a few of them:

  1. Nokia originally started off as a paper production company in 1865 in Finland.
  2. The infamous ringtone “Nokia tune” is actually based on a 19th-century guitar work named “Gran Vals” by a Spanish musician, Francisco Tárrega.
  3. Before moving their business into electronics in 1960, Nokia Company expanded to working with rubber, electricity, and cables.
  4. The world’s first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.
  5. According to the Fortune list 2006 survey, Nokia was the 20th most Admirable company in the World.
  6. The world’s first satellite call was made in 1994, using a Nokia GSM handset.
  7. Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in the second quarter of 2013.
  8. It sold about 126 million pieces of the most popular black & white model Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3330.
  9. Nokia manufactures about 210 million handsets each year which, if calculated, comes to 6.5 phones each second
  10. Nokia is currently the world’s largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.

 

Few More:

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WEIRD FACTS

Facts Of The Day 

13th January 2017

There are some facts which are insane and cannot be believed here are a few of them.

1.When Northern Leopard frog swallows their food, they blink. When they blink, their eyeballs than go down to their mouth and push the food down its throat.[Weird Reptile]

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2. The most venomous sea snake called Hydrophis Belcheri is 100 x more venomous than the most venomous land snake, called the Inland Taipan.

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3. In 1986, A beer-drinking goat named Clay Hillary III was elected as the mayor of a small village in Texas.[Lucky Goat]

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4. This picture is made by a Russian artist. This is a picture of a smiling girl which can be seen only when your eyes are half closed.[Try it]

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5.Turtles can breathe through their bums. This category of turtles is endangered species.

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6. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.[That’s insane amount of energy]

7. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.[Beware!! You might explode]

8. Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds.[I fail to multiply 2 digits]

9. Dead people can get goosebumbs.

10. The boomslang snake’s venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.

RATAN TATA- Man Of Courage.

Ratan Naval Tata, is an Indian businessman, investor, philanthropist and an interim chairman of the tata sons. He was born on 28 December 1937. He is the chairman of the Tata group, a Mumbai-based global business union from 1991 till and again from 24 October 2016 for an interim term. He continuous to be the head of its charitable trusts.He has also received two of the highest awards for an Indian citizen – Padma Vibhushan(2008) and Padma Bhushan(2000).

He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School, Bishop Cotton School(Shimla), Cornell University and The Harvard Business School.

 

 WHATS SO SPECIAL?

  1. He doesn’t feel special or rich. He still travels in economy class.
  2. He owns a license for aviation.
  3. He rejected an excellent job offer from IBM and decided to work in India.
  4. He started working on the lower rungs and gradually climbed up the ladder until he became the chairman of Tata group in 1991.
  5. He took Tata automobiles to the global arena.(Yes Jaguar and Landrover).
  6. He has received innumerable awards from various global institutions.
  7. Ratan Tata is an extreme patriot.
  8. He owns a license for aviation.

TATA- AMAZING FACTS

  1. 24% of the internet traffic goes through Tata Cables!!.
  2. Large ships specifically build for this purpose are used to lay the underwater cables.
  3. TATA declined a huge project in an African country just because its effluents would pollute a lake which will threaten their endangered species.
  4. Tata brought up the British company Tetley Tea for 407 million dollars and then next to his Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 after the GFC for 2.3 billion dollars.
  5. TATA is in every goddamn business. But you will never see them in Alcohol business, cigarette business and Entertainment business. Never.
  6. Sources say that Tata Sons have named Natarajan Chandrasekaran as their new chairman on Thursday(12 Jan).

RATAN TATA FAMOUS QUOTES

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

JANUARY 12th

 

1866– The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London

1822– Thomas Edison’s central station on Holborn Viaduct In london began operation

1904– Henry Ford set a new land speed record when reached 91.37 miles per hour.

1908– A wireless message was sent long- distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower                in Paris

1986– Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first HISPANIC- AMERICAN IN SPACE, DR FRANKLIN R CHANG-DIAZ

2005– NASA launched”Deep Impact”. The spacecraft was planned to impact on Comet Tempel 1 after a six-month, 268 million-mile journey.