Latest Numerals Stories
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined the precise anatomical coordinates of a brain "hot spot," measuring only about one-fifth of an inch across, that is preferentially activated when people view the ordinary numerals we learn early on in elementary school, like "6" or "38."
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quipu Applications, Inc., a Northern California software start-up, announced the official general public release date of Quipu BusinessModel(TM) (QBM), the world's first business plan dashboard service.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quipu Applications, Inc., a Northern California start-up, announced its entry into the Cloud community and selectively offered a preview of the world's first online business plan dashboard to Press, Analysts, and select venture groups at Santa Clara's Cloud Connect 2011 conference.
By Dhananjay Mahapatra NEW DELHI: At a time of spiralling inflation and dwindling food stocks, the failure of the ambitious National Population Policy- 2000 to strategise a gradual reduction in the population growth rate has meant that the country has five crore more hungry mouths to feed than envisaged.
While most ancient cultures recorded civil matters and business transactions by inscribing characters on 2-dimensional sheets, new evidence shows Peru's original inhabitants used a 3-dimensional system of knotted strings to keep track of things.
Three figure-eight knots tied into strings may be the first word from the ancient Inca in centuries. While the Incan empire left nothing that would be considered writing by today's standards, it did produce knotted strings in various colors and arrangements that have long puzzled historians and anthropologists.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Incas' curious knotted strings called khipu were probably used by bosses and accountants to keep track of taxes and tributes and carried both words and numerical information, two experts said on Thursday.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.