Classical Music : What it Means for the Web

A study by Christine Phillips published by the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL) at Wichita State University concludes that classical music provides increased focus and efficiency on computer-based tasks (in this case, ranking items in order of importance for survival Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

Continued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 and The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2 Even after the experiment was over, the mice showed what appeared to be permanent changes. Mr. Merrill took the mice to Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

Continued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 : The more scientifically astute of you will have noticed that 18 mice is a really small sample size, and that playing music 24 hours a day at 90 decibels Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

Admit it, you think I’m exaggerating this post title for effect. And yet . . . David Merrill, a high-school student from Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA, won regional and state science fairs ten years ago for an Read More …