The importance of statistical tests – statistical significance and confidence interval

When you start doing more serious research you will need to conduct a statistical test. It helps you to determine weather you hypothesis is significant or can be rejected. If you start browsing for statistical tests online, you will find a large number of possible test that can be chosen depending on you task. In this post lets focus on simple example of statistical test that would let us understand what is statistical significance and what is confidence interval. Building a test scenario In order to understand the matter lets use some random data which is distributed normally. For this we can use 100 hypothetical observations of price tag for new Nokia 3310 from different sources. The average of price is around 50€ with standard deviation of 10€ Now lets plot how those samples are distributed along with normal distribution graph:

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The New Discovery on Microscopic Images

It’s very tough for us to see those very tiny images, especially the microscopic images with our bare eyes. After all, it’s totally impossible to do it, unless we can interpreting the images generated in a new way! A doctoral student at the research center of Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf had suggested that it’s possible to interpret and generate the microscopic images by Kelvin probe force microscopy. She mentioned that the atomic force microscopy is well-known, even though in the public as a versatile tool for the production of images on the nanoscale level. The Kelvin probe force microscopy is a special type of technique, which is named after Lord Kelvin, the British renowned mathematical physicist and engineer. Christine Baumgart, the doctoral student of the nanospintronics group at the FZD has described that the atomic force microscopes come along with a resolution even beyond the nanoscale level. The microscopes generate an image…

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The Combination of Nanoelectronic Transistor with Biological Machine – The New Breakthrough to Better Eletronics!

Firstly, who will ever think that it’s possible to combine nanoelectronic transistor with biological machine, as they are completely two different things at all! However, the research team from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has announced that they’ve found a versatile hybrid platform, which is using lipid-coated nanowires to build prototype bionanoelectronic devices! Aleksandr Noy, the lead scientist of the research team said, the biological components in electronic circuits could be used to enhance biosensing, diagnostic tools, advance neural prosthetics or increase the efficiency of future computers, by boosting up the operating system! Nowadays, there are many modern communication devices mainly rely on electric fields and currents to carry the flow of information. In this case, the biological systems can do much better and complex than it! Technically, the biological systems use an arsenal (Not that Arsenal football team) of membrane receptors, channels and pumps to control signal transduction. For instance,…

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The New Battery Revolution is arriving!

Did you know that Alessandro Volta was the man that invented the first battery in 1800? Honestly, if you have the chance to see the first battery, you won’t want it at all, as its size is as huge as a long couch! After years and years of modification, the batteries have rapidly changed, from the bulky and heavy to the powerful and slight forms. Open up your eyes widely, as you’re about to witness the world’s thinnest printable batteries! Yep, the batteries claimed to have a size thinner than a millimeter and lighter than a gram. The more incredible thing is it can be produced through a simple printing process. In the future, you won’t have to rush to the bank for updating your bank statement or doing the money transfer stuffs! With a touch of the EC card and a small integrated display, it shows the TAN number…

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Nanopropeller – The Smallest Propeller in the World!

Small is usually being used to describe a thing that have the petite size. However, when someone said, “The smallest”, it could be something that very small, or might be we cannot detect it with our bare eyes! Although it’s a little bit hard to believe, but according to Peer Fischer, a experienced technology researchers from The Rowland Institute at Harvard University, had invented a very spectacular technology: A remote-controlled nanopropeller, which is have the look like sperm but mimic the corkscrew motion of flagella. According Fischer explanation, Flagella are the structure some bacteria use to swim through water. Instead of swimming through it, the Flagella mostly use a corkscrew motion to drive bacteria through the water. By this way, it can save up more energy! Fischer clarified that the motion of flagella is inspired him and his colleagues, Ambarish Ghosh to build this incredibly and powerful nanopropellers. Actually, they’re…

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The Spectacular Self-Rebuild Technology Brings New Hope To Mankind!

The advent of technology had been brought many benefits to the human being. Let’s take an example. Before the World War II, it’s impossible to use the artificial limbs that can work as real flesh limbs! However, the things have rapidly changed, especially in the past few decades, where the brand new artificial limbs enabling the users to predict every movement. The impressive thing about the artificial limbs is these devices look like the real thing! Now, the emerging prosthetic technologies have given their words, that they will not only produce greater power and flexibility artificial human’s body parts, but they also promised to create pressure-sensitive artificial skin and limbs, which are boned to the body and controlled by the mind. To be honest, with the high-end technology, it’s possible to rebuild amputees to be faster and stronger than before. The next step of the researchers is to combine all…

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