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Aug 25, 2020

Upcoming space mission to test Purdue-developed drag sail pulling rocket back to Earth

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

Called “Spinnaker3,” this drag sail isn’t the first to be launched into space. But it is among the first to be large enough for deorbiting the upper stage of a launch vehicle. The Firefly Alpha launch will target an orbit altitude of about 200 miles, but the Spinnaker3 drag sail is capable of providing deorbit capability from orbit altitudes of 400 miles or greater.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A rocket is going up into space with a drag sail. The goal? For the drag sail to bring the rocket back to Earth, preventing it from becoming like the thousands of pieces of space junk in Earth’s lower orbit.

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Aug 23, 2020

Lambda School Gains Additional $74M For Online Education

Posted by in categories: computing, education

Lambda School, the startup that offers online computer science classes to be paid for after a student gets a job, has raised an additional $74 million in funding, the company announced Friday.

TechCrunch first reported news of the Series C round, which was led by Gigafund.

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Aug 21, 2020

The realism of magic

Posted by in category: education

“In the 18th century and since, Newton came to be thought of as the first and greatest of the modern age of scientists, a rationalist, one who taught us to think along the lines of cold and untinctured reason. I do not see him in this light. I do not think anyone who has pored over the contents of the box he packed up when he finally left Cambridge in 1696 and which, though partly dispersed, have come down to us, can see him like that. Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and the Sumerians, the last great mind who looked out at the intellectual and visible world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10,000 years ago.”


Probably not very many people could identify the author of this passage. In fact it was John Maynard Keynes, writing in an essay from the late 1930s, “Newton the Man”, which was read as a lecture some months after Keynes had died in April 1946 by his brother Geoffrey Keynes. Based on a study of Newton’s papers, which Keynes was the first to see before some were sold in 1936, the 20th century’s greatest economist described the founder of modern science as a magician.

Aug 20, 2020

Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp

Posted by in categories: business, education

The MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp brings the rigorous, collaborative, action-learning experience of our in-person Healthcare Innovation Bootcamps online. Over 10 weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a global team of innovators selected by MIT Bootcamps to build the foundations of a new healthcare venture. You will learn principles… See More.

The MIT — Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp will be different than most online courses you can take. A combination of live teaching sessions and workshops (which are recorded for your flexibility), office hours, building the foundations of a venture with your global team, and receiving regular team-based coaching, the Bootcamp is a hands-on, immersive, and rigorous learning experience. In 10 weeks, you’ll learn to identify an innovation opportunity, develop a superior solution, and select a business model for the venture you build with your global team. Expect to spend 10–15 hours per week on live sessions, individual, and team work.

Aug 19, 2020

Black hole collision may have exploded with light

Posted by in categories: cosmology, education, physics

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Astronomers have seen what appears to the first light ever detected from a black hole merger.

When two black holes spiral around each other and ultimately collide, they send out ripples in space and time called gravitational waves. Because black holes do not give off light, these events are not expected to shine with any light waves, or electromagnetic radiation. Graduate Center, CUNY astrophysicists K. E. Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan have posited ways in which a black hole merger might explode with light. Now, for the first time, astronomers have seen evidence of one of these light-producing scenarios. Their findings are available in the current issues of Physical Review Letters.

A team consisting of scientists from The Graduate Center, CUNY; Caltech’s Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF); Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC); and The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) spotted what appears to be a flare of light from a pair of coalescing black holes. The event (called S190521g) was first identified by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European Virgo detector on May 21, 2019. As the black holes merged, jiggling space and time, they sent out gravitational waves. Shortly thereafter, scientists at ZTF — which is located at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego — reviewed their recordings of the same the event and spotted what may be a flare of light coming from the coalescing black holes.

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Aug 18, 2020

A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build It

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, education, employment, robotics/AI, singularity

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Long before coronavirus appeared and shattered our pre-existing “normal,” the future of work was a widely discussed and debated topic. We’ve watched automation slowly but surely expand its capabilities and take over more jobs, and we’ve wondered what artificial intelligence will eventually be capable of.

The pandemic swiftly turned the working world on its head, putting millions of people out of a job and forcing millions more to work remotely. But essential questions remain largely unchanged: we still want to make sure we’re not replaced, we want to add value, and we want an equitable society where different types of work are valued fairly.

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Aug 17, 2020

Tesla Giga Berlin ‘German Speed’ Construction May Surpass Gigafactory Shanghai’s ‘China Speed’

Posted by in categories: education, sustainability

Ogba educational clinic promoting tesla in africa.

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Aug 14, 2020

Google can now read grocery labels for the blind

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

Ogba Educational Clinic promoting tech in Africa.

An update to Google’s blindness assistance app adds AI image recognition for food shopping.

Aug 10, 2020

We have no strategy for tackling the dark side of digital

Posted by in categories: education, ethics, government

The Ogba Educational Clinic is pioneering ethics in Digital technology in Africa.

The federal government’s cyber plan is long on action points but short on any organising principles. This is worrying.

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Aug 9, 2020

What If Your Teacher Were AI?

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

We would soon have an Ai teacher @ Ogba Educational Clinic.

Watch our Discussed episode where we dive deeper into the topic with Dr. Joanna Bryson:

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