Friday, October 30, 2009

The great Baby Einstein scam

Remember the articles I mentioned in this Post.
I receive more information about this subject related with a big company:
Baby Einstein
and what they say.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Prevalence of Mental Illness in Immigrant and Non-Immigrant U.S. Latino Groups

From The American Journal of Psychiatry:
Although widely reported among Latino populations, contradictory evidence exists regarding the generalizability of the immigrant paradox, i.e., that foreign nativity protects against psychiatric disorders. The authors examined whether this paradox applies to all Latino groups by comparing estimates of lifetime psychiatric disorders among immigrant Latino subjects, U.S-born Latino subjects, and non-Latino white subjects.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The making of Flashbeagle (1985)

I remember when I watched the original Charlie Brown chapter again and again (one of my favorites).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

International Mathematica User Conference 2009

This year's conference has presentations on an exciting variety of topics, with separate programming tracks offering something for everyone. Renan Cabrera, my brother has an interesting presentation about Magnus expansions:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Statistics into a video clip

From vimeo, check this out:
Remind Me

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Placebos Have Side Effects Too

From Neuroskeptic:
Everyone's heard of the "placebo effect", by which pills containing no drugs at all, just chalk and sugar, often seem to make people feel better. But if the mere expectation of improvement can produce improvement, then the expectation of unpleasant consequences, such as side effects, should make people feel worse. This is sometimes called the "nocebo" effect.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

New paper about quantum systems

RenĂ¡n Cabrera (Princeton University) published another paper:
Journal of Physics: Calculation of the unitary part of the Bures measure for N-level quantum systems.
... Good work !!