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Apr 26, 2022

NBBJ designs net-zero school for neurodiverse children in California

Posted by in categories: education, space

US-based architecture studio NBBJ has released designs for a net-zero school in Encino, California, that will cater to neurodiverse students.

The design of the Lower School campus of Westmark School uses acoustic technologies, as well as the integration of flora and natural materials, to create a comfortable environment for students with special needs.

“Designers selected a variety of sound-absorbing materials for different spaces, developed reading nooks and other niches for creative learning both inside and outside the classroom, and oriented views to green space to enhance different educational modes,” said NBBJ.

Apr 26, 2022

Watch: How Kerala School Aims to be Carbon Neutral With Bamboo Gardens & Solar Lights

Posted by in categories: education, food

What’s on their curriculum? Organic farming, aquaculture and lots more.

Apr 25, 2022

Laptops alone can’t bridge the digital divide

Posted by in categories: computing, education

The failures of One Laptop per Child have much to teach us about fixing educational inequities.

Apr 18, 2022

MIT engineers built a robot for emergency stroke surgeries

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

Remote robotic-assisted surgery is far from new, with various educational and research institutions developing machines doctors can control from other locations over the years. There hasn’t been a lot of movement on that front when it comes to endovascular treatments for stroke patients, which is why a team of MIT engineers has been developing a telerobotic system surgeons can use over the past few years. The team, which has published its paper in Science Robotics, has now presented a robotic arm that doctors can control remotely using a modified joystick to treat stroke patients.

That arm has a magnet attached to its wrist, and surgeons can adjust its orientation to guide a magnetic wire through the patient’s arteries and vessels in order to remove blood clots in their brain. Similar to in-person procedures, surgeons will have to rely on live imaging to get to the blood clot, except the machine will allow them to treat patients not physically in the room with them.

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Apr 17, 2022

The Case against Death

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

By Ingemar Patrick Linden

A philosopher refutes our culturally embedded acceptance of death, arguing instead for the desirability of anti-aging science and radical life extension.

Ingemar Patrick Linden’s central claim is that death is evil. In this first comprehensive refutation of the most common arguments in favor of human mortality, he writes passionately in favor of antiaging science and radical life extension. We may be on the cusp of a new human condition where scientists seek to break through the arbitrarily set age limit of human existence to address aging as an illness that can be cured. The book, however, is not about the science and technology of life extension but whether we should want more life. For Linden, the answer is a loud and clear “yes.”

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Apr 17, 2022

Quantum computing: The benefits of being quantum-ready

Posted by in categories: computing, education, quantum physics

To fully embrace the benefits of quantum computing in the future, we need to focus on education and workforce development and become quantum-ready today.

The 13-year-old daughter of a friend visiting my workplace — the IBM Research lab in Zurich — seemed puzzled. She knew I worked in a research lab and I that work with computers, but the computers she knows don’t typically resemble the chandelier-like structure that hung from the ceiling in front of us.

Yet, it is a computer – a quantum computer. And while someone in their early teens right now can be excused for not knowing what a quantum computer is, I would very much like that to change.

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Apr 12, 2022

Towards The Cybernetic Theory of Mind | Part V of Consciousness: Evolution of the Mind Documentary

Posted by in categories: education, evolution, information science, neuroscience, particle physics, quantum physics

Watch the full documentary on TUBI (free w/ads):

IMDb-accredited film, rated TV-PG
Director: Alex Vikoulov.
Narrator: Forrest Hansen.
Copyright © 2021 Ecstadelic Media Group, Burlingame, California, USA

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Apr 11, 2022

Call For Papers & Stuff

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, education, ethics

Closes July 31st at Midnight

The Texas Cyber Summit is a three day multi-track novice to ninja technical cybersecurity event held annually with an expectation of over 1,200 participants in-person. Note that the in-person will take place in September 22nd – 24th, and the Virtual Conference will take place in November 5th. Featuring five dedicated learning tracks for the aspiring Cybersecurity novice to the expert operator. Deeply technical, research and management briefings that address the entire cyber threat landscape. The Texas Cyber Summit is held in Austin, Tx and is a IRS 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.

Austin is home to major fortune 500 companies, Cyber Futures Command, Defense Logistics Agency, and Air force logistics. We host Specialized tracks include teaching, training, responsibilities, and ethics in specialized fields such as digital forensics, Scada, Supply Chain, Red Team Tools, Tactics and Procedures, Blue Team and the Art of Defense, and much more.

Apr 10, 2022

Elon Musk has a ‘very human side to him,’ according to a NASA astronaut who completed a SpaceX mission

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, space travel

NASA astronaut Doug Hurley reminisced on what it was like working with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk before he flew on a historic flight to space and back in 2020.

In an interview with Fox News, Hurley spoke about his impressions of Musk, the billionaire space race, and a new Netflix documentary, “Return to Space” which follows Hurley’s journey and that of fellow astronaut Bob Behnken as they embarked on the first human SpaceX mission to the International Space Station.

In May 2020, Musk and SpaceX made history after the company successfully launched two astronauts into space aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. Shortly after, the astronauts’ ship docked at the International Space Station.

Apr 9, 2022

A Cosmic Camera is Being Sent to the Moon’s South Pole

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI, space travel

The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) in Hawai’i is preparing to launch a dual-camera system attached to a Moon lander whose primary purpose will be to photograph the cosmos.

ILOA is preparing its precursor science education payload for integration on a pioneering commercial Moon lander later this year, while also continuing to advance more robust observatories for future long-term astronomy, science, and exploration missions.

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