Proof: Practice makes a man perfect

This article explains why repetitive studying and training is effective. It makes you perfect. Based upon my personal experience, it is true. Now scientist got proof that backups the claim.

Practice makes perfect — or at least that’s what we’re told as we struggle through endless rounds of multiplication tables, goal kicks and piano scales — and it seems, based on the personal experience of many, to be true. That’s why neuroscientists have been perplexed by data showing that at the level of individual synapses, or connections between neurons, increased, repetitive stimulation might actually reverse early gains in synaptic strength. Now, neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the Max Planck Institute have discovered the mechanism that resolves this apparent paradox. The findings are published in the Jan. 4 issue of Science.

=> Novel mechanism for long-term learning identified by Carnegie Mellon researchers

Robot that runs over water

Robot that can walk on waterDiscovery news has a story about robot that runs over water. From the article:
em>A robot that can speed across the surface of water like a lizard could open the door for multi-legged amphibious robots.

The Water Runner, being developed by assistant professor Metin Sitti at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, could search for victims in flooded disaster areas, be equipped with biochemical sensors to monitor water quality, or use tiny cameras to survey coastline security zones or ports.

It got very good applications. Read the completer article here