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World’s top Universities. An infographic (2/3)

We crunched once again the data from the latest World University Rankings published by THES, QS, CWUR and Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (ARWU) and we present them to you as per Economic Organisation (OECD countries, BRICS and Rest of the World). Enjoy! Post copied from Academous blog.

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Starting up a start up. A personal experience- Finding money (1/2)

“Money is the root of a thousand and one evils” from Bushido, Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan, Inazo Nitobe. Although this book is written more than a century ago, we could not agree more. Just recently it was announced that Karhoo, a company offering similar services to UBER closed down after having a

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World’s top Universities. An Infographic

Every year 4 organisations that focus on Higher Education across the World, the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (ARWU), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) publish their own list of the World’s Top Universities. There are a few differences across the Rankings as each organisation use

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NONE from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

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Starting up a start up. A personal experience (1)*

Hi We are sure that you have read “the top 10 tips to be a successful manager”, “in order to succeed you need to have these top 5 skills”, “before starting a company, you should read this”, etc etc. Actually the web is full of those top 5, top 10 pieces of advice for everything

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Arduino GSR sensor

For my graduation project, the Happiness Cube, I wanted to add some biofeedback features. Answering questionnaires is a good indication for results but in order to create safer results I decided to measure arousal. Since GSR sensors are expensive, I decided to make one by myelf based on an arduino board. Here are the components

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The happiness cube

The Happiness Cube is my graduation project and it is a time based installation in (re)search for happiness through video, sound, light and smell. A 2m X 2m X2m cube was constructed in which the participants had to enter after filling in a questionnaire. A video was created based on IAPS pictures and IADS sounds

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Viberate- an affective intelligent wearable that reacts to increase of arousal

According to Russel’s circumplex model of affect, emotions can be classified according to their amplitude (low-high) and their valence (unpleasant- pleasant). Arousal can be measured by Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors which basically measure the amount of sweat produced by one’s sweat glants. Although we are aware of how we feel (happy, sad, angry, surprised

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Shimmer GSR Calibration

Shimmer is a wireless sensor platform developed by Shimmer Research that can be used either as a data logger of biosignals to be stored in an SD card or to capture different physiological data in real time. Currently Shimmer provide modules that can sense motion through Gyroscopes and Accelerometers, vital signs and bio signal (ECG,

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