Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autistic boy,12, with higher IQ than Einstein develops his own theory of relativity

wargh!!!!.......another ramanujan !!!!

how come this anomalies come into being.its not by coincidence? 

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics.
Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 – higher than Albert Einstein – and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role.
The boy wonder, who taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a week, is now tutoring fellow college classmates after hours.
And now Jake has embarked on his most ambitious project yet – his own ‘expanded version of Einstein’s theory of relativity’.
His mother, not sure if her child was talking nonsense or genius, sent a video of his theory to the renowned Institute for Advanced Study near Princeton University.
According to the Indiana Star, Institute astrophysics professor Scott Tremaine -himself a world renowned expert – confirmed the authenticity of Jake’s theory.
In an email to the family, Tremaine wrote: ‘I’m impressed by his interest in physics and the amount that he has learned so far.
‘The theory that he’s working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics.
‘Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize.’
But for his mother Kristine Barnett, 36, and the rest of the family, maths remains a tricky subject.
Speaking to the paper, Mrs Barnett said: ‘I flunked math. I know this did not come from me.’
And it hasn’t gone un-noticed by Jake, who added: ‘Whenever I try talking about math with anyone in my family they just stare blankly.’
Jake was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, a mild form of autism, from an early age.
His parents were worried when he didn’t talk until the age of two, suspecting he was educationally abnormal.
It was only as he began to grow up that they realised just how special his gift was.
He would fill up note pads of paper with drawings of complex geometrical shapes and calculations, before picking up felt tip pens and writing equations on windows.
By the age of three he was solving 5,000-piece puzzles and he even studied a state road map, reciting every highway and license plate prefix from memory.
By the age of eight he had left high school and was attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis advanced astrophysics classes.
His classroom presence is quite unnerving for many of the 18-plus year old students at his IPIU lectures.
Speaking to the Indy Star, Wanda Anderson, a biochemistry major said: ‘When I first walked in and saw him, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to school with Doogie Howser.’
She added: ‘A lot of people come to him for help when they don’t understand a physics problem.
‘People come up to him all the time and say, ‘Hey Jake, can you help me’.
‘A lot of people think a genius is hard to talk to, but Jake explains things that would still be over their head.’
And his Professor John Ross said his performance in lectures had been ‘outstanding’.
‘When he asks a question, he is always two steps ahead of the lecture.
‘Everyone in the class gets quiet. Poor kid. . . . He sits right in the front row, and they all just look at him.
‘He will come to see me during office hours and ask even more detailed questions. And you can tell he’s been thinking these things through.
‘Kids his age would normally have problems adding fractions, and he is helping out some of his fellow students.’
According to his parents Jake has trouble sleeping at night as he constantly sees numbers in his head.
But far from complaining, Jake has turned the sleepless nights to his advantage – debunking the big bang theory.
The next step, according to professor Ross, is for Jake to leave class altogether and take up a paid research role.

Genius: Jake Barnett is now set to become a paid astrophysics researcher

nokhorom ngoh umoq 12 taun ajaq kalkulus...aku repeat 5 kali berasa amat malu dengan diri sendiri

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

giler ler babeng...ketagih adrenalin rush umpama ketagih ganja.this kind of people are living on the edge and they like it.

Map works by Matthew Cusick
Title: Adam Zagajewski

Lines from "The Room I Work In," translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh: 

I seek images that don't exist,
and if they do they're crumpled and concealed
like summer clothes in the winter,
when frost stings the mouth.

via Web Urbanist via BibliOdyssey

folding wood

melipat kayu

flexible sheets of wood

dutch digital manufacturing company snijlab has developed new possibilities of working with wood. using laser cutting technique they make tiny cuts in wooden sheets that allow it to be flexible. once processed the wood can be fully bent in both directions without breaking. snijlab makes wooden booklets with the bendable wood technique. the cover is a single sheet of wood cut from a beautiful birch plywood and finished with a clear varnish. cuts in the middle allow the cover to be flexed open and really; it's only wood! a tiny clamp, made of the same material, holds a standard a7 writing block inside. with this design we want to show the great possibilities of digital manufacturing. by using manufacturing techniques like this in products it is possible to make all product features in only one production step and a single material. only one machine is needed and material supply is easy. this cuts down production effort and logistics and also makes for a beautifully simple product. because a laser cutter is a fairly common tool these products could also be manufactured locally, all over the world. that saves transport. by working from flat materials the products can also be flat-packed, saving even more resources and costs on shipping. these kind of advantages make digital production a great new way of making things. 

booklets with flexible wood joint

horizontal folding booklet

vertical folding booklet

popping open

opened up

the cover can be folded all the way to the back

fresh laser cut covers

Background research: As summer rapidly approaches, I’m beginning to notice that I need some new sneakers. But I’m starting to realize: either the shoes I like are too expensive or the ones that are affordable, I’m not so crazy about the way they look. Then it dawned on me, what if I were able to create a sneaker that perfectly matched my style & clothes that were already in my closet as opposed of buying a shoe, then having to go buy more things to go with it.
Hypothesis: With the sneaker customization kit, I can create my own personal design to whatever sneaker I choose.
The Experiment: I took a pair of sneakers that I barely wore, removed the laces, grabbed a couple of “sneaker preparation wipes,” cleaned off the sneakers, & let my imagination do the rest.
Being that I am an artist, I analyzed the whole ordeal way too much, beforehand. Meaning, I thought it would be far more difficult than it turned out to be. It was one of the simplest yet fastest things I could have imagined. I was very impressed with the shine & gloss quality of the paint (included in the kit). I was also extremely pleased when at the last moment I decided to change one the colors & saw how easily the wipes erased my previous decision.
Results: I ended up having a brand new pair of sneakers that took me less than and hour, that I custom made to coincide with whatever I decide to wear in my closet & I didn’t even have to leave the house!
Conclusion: I am very impressed with this item, now my only problem is I don’t know which shoes in my closet I’m going to paint next!

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