英語の早期教育にちょっと待った。第二言語の習得は10歳からの方が効率が高いことが判明(英研究)

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 日本では相変わらず幼児期の英語教育が人気である。早ければ早いほどいいと信じられている外国語の教育だが、最新の研究によると、実際に効果があがるのは、10歳以後であるということが判明した。

 第二言語を10歳前から学んでいた子供たちと、10歳以降に学んでいた子供たちを比較した結果、言語習得や解析処理の分野を司る脳の白質構造はまったく変わりがなかったという。
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3 Awesome Pocket-Sized External Solid State Drives (SSD) You Can Buy Now

External Portable SSD

MyDigitalSSD's OTG is an ultra portable 64GB (priced at just $64.99) plug and play drive that offers full USB 3.0 5Gbps performance with any USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compliant system, resulting in real SSD speeds up to 460MB/s. This pocket-sized wonder reduces wait times and maximizes bandwidth utilization, enabling faster and more efficient transfers while helping lower CPU utilization for extended battery life for on-the-go users. With 4 times the speed of a traditional hard drive, users can run operating systems, play games, stream media, and utilize programs directly from your OTG mSSD! Comparatively, with this power, the OTG would be rated 3000x if it were a flash drive. Product page.

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奇跡。交通事故で死亡した猫が5日後に墓から蘇生、さらに帰宅し家族に衝撃

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米フロリダ州在住の猫、バート。交通事故にあい、獣医により死亡が確認され墓場に埋葬される。しかしその5日後に・・・ 続きを読む

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子猫 「お、小鳥いっぱいいるやん!入ったろ!!」

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木箱の中に大量の子ガモを発見! 興奮を抑えきれずにその中に突入した仔猫。そして遊ぶつもりが激しく遊ばれ、なんというゾンビ状態・・・ 続きを読む

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携帯電話を没収されて逆ギレした生徒、授業中に教師を押し倒す

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米ニュージャージー州の高校にて、携帯電話を没収されて逆ギレした生徒­が教師と小競り合い。他の生徒たちは止めるどころか、この騒動をスマホで撮影­していたという。 続きを読む

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It Started as a Pile of 1,000 Gummy Bears and Ended up Becoming Darth Vader’s Helmet

Darth Vader Gummy Bear Mask

Photo credit: Crummy Gummy via Laughing Squid

When are gummy bears not just a tasty sugary treat? When they're used to recreate Darth Vader's helmet. Crummy Gummy, a gummy bear artist, managed to create a 1:1 scale model replica of Star Wars villain's famous helmet using over 1,000 gummies. It was recently shown at the WYN 317 Gallery in Miami, Florida. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unexpected drifter during a live news broadcast about the blizzard.

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This is Not a Real Parisian Apartment, Just an Insane Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo

Unreal Engine 4

At first glance, this appears to be an image from an apartment listing, but it's just "Unreal Paris," a portfolio-builder from level designer Dereau Benoit. While this Unreal Engine 4 tech demo doesn't use many particle effects and cityscapes, it does however manage to capture the reflection of sun off a kitchen counter as well as the shadows falling across the rough fabric of a couch. To accomplish this, Benoit sourced high-quality textures from elsewhere, and then used Unreal's manifold lighting options to create the lifelike apartment. Continue reading for the video and more information

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Sherlock outtakes

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20-Billion FPS Camera Used to Capture Laser Beam Flight Path for the First Time

Laser Beam Flight Path

For the first time in history, scientists have captured footage of a laser beam's flight path using an ultra-high-speed camera capable of detecting single particles of light. Scottish researchers recorded 2-million laser pulses over a 10 minute period, as individual photons collided with the air. Normally, scientists can only see light when it reflects off other objects, or when smoke gas is blown over it. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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