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Alfonso Arriola has been teaching middle school science in Portland, Oregon for almost 19 years, and unlike the Earth Days he has planned in the past, this year he was marching with his students at a rally. “I talked to my students about why scientists are marching,” said Arriola. “I’m not only teaching the practice of science but about the social, moral and environmental impact of it.”
Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, the Iconik 3 – the third in the Iconik line – is based on the Blancpain TR-900, a military spec diver’s watch used by navies worldwide in the 1960s. These waterproof workhorses are sought after collectables and the Iconik… Read More
Students have made portfolios for classrooms of various kinds for many reasons over the last few decades. In the past, the teacher was the only person other than the student really to see their portfolio, unless it is posted in a display somewhere in the classroom. Now, there is an easy way to create and share portfolios electronically in a classroom. These e-portfolios are becoming more and more popular, and
Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics of Twitter. Read More
What is the relation between big data applications and sustainability? What is the net effect of improved efficiency versus increased resource consumption, who gets to measure this, and how?
Academics and industry workers rally in British cities amid fears that ‘post-truth’ era is devaluing evidence-based researchThousands of scientists, academics and celebrities have marched in cities across the UK to protest at the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to academia. The marches, taking place on Earth Day, were part of a global movement that has seen tens of thousands of people around the world march in support
The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours at a time. It is suitable for use in fresh-, salt-or chlorinated-water. The PowerRay garnered… Read More
Edtech companies are being started at a staggering rate. Each promises to resolve an issue, transform education, be better than its competitors, and ultimately change the face of education. While these traits may be commendable, there is no doubt that edtech companies are struggling in a market that is over saturated with products and idea. According to TechCo, in 2016, 56% of education startups remained open after 4 years. There
My name is Albert Lin. I am a scientist—and I’ll be speaking at today’s March for Science in Washington D.C. What does it mean to be a scientist? To me, it means being an explorer, going into the unknown, and trying to make sense of it all. Science is the human quest to understand. In 2010—after I finished grad school—I decided to follow my passion,
The Galaxy S8 Plus is a fantastic smartphone and there are already a number of case options to protect it, add some style, improve the grip, and help you hit that odd rear fingerprint target.
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