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Dec 5, 2016

17 for ‘17: Microsoft researchers on what to expect in 2017 and 2027

Posted by in categories: business, computing, education

This week we are celebrating Computer Science Education Week around the globe.

In this “age of acceleration,” in which advances in technology and the globalization of business are transforming entire industries and society itself, it’s more critical than ever for everyone to be digitally literate, especially our kids.

This is particularly true for women and girls who, while representing roughly 50 percent of the world’s population, account for less than 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries, according to this report.

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Dec 1, 2016

Sydney high school students ‘show up’ Martin Shkreli, recreating price-hiked pill for $2

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education

Last fall, the biotech executive Martin Shkreli became widely reviled for hiking the price of a life-saving drug by more than 4,000 percent overnight, to $750 per pill.

Public outrage at Shkreli has apparently reverberated all the way to a high school science lab in Australia, where a group of 11th grade students claim to have proven a point: the drug can be made for much, much cheaper.

The group of 11 high school students, ages 16 and 17, successfully recreated the drug, Daraprim, for a mere $2 a pill, according to scientists from the University of Sydney.

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Nov 28, 2016

Material Measures the ‘Mood’ of Structures

Posted by in categories: education, engineering

Fun stuff

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Nov 28, 2016

Future schools could test a student’s DNA to predict their success

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, genetics, neuroscience

Our DNA encodes a complex biological blueprint for our lives.

Every toenail, artery, and brain cell we grow is meticulously planned and executed through our DNA’s unfathomably complex genetic instructions.

Recent genetics research has focused on how DNA may affect a person’s education, a field known as ‘educational genomics’.

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Nov 24, 2016

Universities’ AI Talent Poached by Tech Giants — By Daniela Hernandez and Rachael King | The Wall Street Journal

Posted by in categories: business, education, robotics/AI

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Alphabet Inc.’s Google division last week hired the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab to lead a new AI unit, the latest in a long line of academic stars in artificial intelligence lured away by tech giants.”

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Nov 17, 2016

Watch your day in 2020 [ Future Technology ] [HD] 2016 VIDEOs 1080p — Discovery & Documentary

Posted by in categories: education, futurism

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Nov 15, 2016

Genetic variants linked to education predict longevity

Posted by in categories: education, genetics, life extension

More supporting data that higher education is good for longevity.


National Academy of Sciences.

Nov 8, 2016

The future of science education and research at Stanford — By Taylor Kubota | Stanford News

Posted by in categories: education, mathematics, science

Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Old Chemistry Building

““The School of Humanities and Sciences is systematically re-thinking how we teach entry-level courses in the sciences,” said Richard P. Saller, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, during opening remarks for the event. “Half of all freshman enrollments in Stanford are in beginning-level sciences and math. We have tremendous impact by raising the level of teaching in these areas.””

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Nov 6, 2016

What Happens Inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Changes the World

Posted by in categories: education, habitats, space

Everyone’s talking about private industry getting humans on Mars. Mars trips! Mars houses! Mars colonies! But no one’s going anywhere without the help of one brilliant, peculiar, fantastical space center—NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, which is behind almost every amazing feat in the history of space travel. August 2012.

At 2:00 a.m. in the blond hills of La Cañada Flintridge, California, one house stands lit among the others—an open eye in a sleeping town. Bryn Oh, the woman who lives in the house, helps her son Devyn, eight, walk his bike to the parking lot of the high school across the street. Devyn, who just learned to ride, wobbles for a few minutes before pedaling furiously out into the darkness, letting off a whoop as he gets going. Bryn’s older children, Ashlyn, ten, and Braden, thirteen, watch as he goes. David Oh, Bryn’s husband and the reason they’re all up at this uncivilized hour, isn’t there to see it. He’ll arrive home around 3:00 a.m., when he gets off work. Tomorrow will probably be closer to 3:40. Bryn has it all worked out on a spreadsheet.

Nov 1, 2016

Google’s A.I. Learns How to Encrypt Itself

Posted by in categories: education, encryption, robotics/AI

And how to keep secrets.

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