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15 Tips to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

There’s nothing quite like getting a good nights sleep. Waking up refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world is the ideal feeling that we all would love to have. I've dived into the research on how to optimize my own sleep few years ago when and would be happy to share what really made the difference for me and other people.

P.S. Most of my claims are backed by scientific studies, for which links will be supplied in the comments.

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Interesting Science Facts

Fancy hearing some exciting facts about nature? 

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Presentation: Paradoxes

Aporias and paradoxes may seem to contradict logic, intuition or just common sense. But most of them may have some reasonable explanation. Let us discover some of those.

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Skoltech: educational and research facilities and services of a modern Russian research university

I will talk about innovative institute Skoltech, its facilities and how to apply to master or PhD program.

Also, I will tell about the scope of master programs and describe extracurricular activities in Skoltech.

My presentation will be provided with a bunch of photo materials.

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Tour Through the Solar System

I'm going walk you through our star's system focusing mainly on the planets and other significant celestial bodies. Im using Prezi for this instead of Powerpoint so expect a little bit diffrent type of presentation. This will not be a lecture: any questions are welcome, and dont be shy to interrupt! Let us all dive into these fascinating and unique worlds; nevermind the radiation: it will only kill you in an instance.

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Presentaton: Rocket Principles

What are the principles propelling rockets forward? What kind of fuels have been used throughout the history of rocketmaking? What will the future of rocketry be like? Let's try to figure it out.

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Presentation: Basic Chemistry

What are atoms? How do they come together to make molecules? Why do we need to know that? What are some basic chemical reactions and how do chemists use formulas to write them down? All of that, tonight, in my presentation.

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Presentation: Memory

Memory is one of the most important human abilities. There is no “bad memory”, only ‘trained” and “non-trained”. Which are the main elements of memory? How could we remember better? Are there easy ways to remember information? Let’s answer questions and train our brains!

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Presentation: Natural Language Processing. Why machines still don't talk like humans

Marvin (the robot): I've been talking to the main computer.
Arthur: And?
Marvin: It hates me.

Douglas Adams, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Let's talk about one of the most-awaited features of modern technology: the ability of computers to learn human language. Yes, we do have voice recognition just about everywhere, and we do have Siri that can even answer (or pretend to answer) most personal questions, and we do have computers that can, to a different extent, process text and create their own, sometimes indistinguishable from that written by humans... but somehow we still aren't there talking to our smartphones over a beer nor asking questions to a teacher assistant bot in a science class. How did we get where we are now, how does it work and why computers still haven't got the hang of natural language - let's see.

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How food works

We can hardly deny the fact that food is a prerequisite of the paramount importance replenishing our energy stocks, therefore allowing our bodies to function properly. Unfortunately, so blithe are we that we seldom give a thought to the processes behind our craving.
Let's dive into the science behind the world of wholesome and mouth-watering meals!