Believe it or not, some workplaces are now subjecting potential employees to on-line personality tests. Before your soon-to-be-boss discovers the real you, take the time to find out yourself if you're in the right field.
Serving as the online home for virtual quizzes, www.davideck.com has a wealth of personality, career, and fun tests. Test your IQ or your entrepreneur skills, but before leaving the site, every engineer must determine if she truly fits the stereotype. The Nerd Purity Test determines your percentage of nerdiness by asking a wide range of questions from "Have you ever worn a calculator?" to "Do you know the Latin name for the fruit fly?"
At www.emode.com, you can choose from a list of personality and career-related tests to determine if you're spending your 9-to-5 weekdays in the most compatible environment. Weed through the "What breed of dog are you?" and "Who's your TV family?" quizzes and you'll find the career tests that matter. Well worth the 10 minutes away from your possibly poorly matched job, the Career Makeover asks 65 multiple choice question. According to the test, my "detective" nature would serve me well working as a mathematician or FBI agent, or troubleshooting for NASA. Not bad for a 29% nerd.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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