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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience / Viewing Where the Internet Goes

12/02/2014 Σχολιάστε

 

Erin Lubin/The New York Times

Kwabena Boahen holding a biologically inspired processor attached to a robotic arm in a laboratory at Stanford University.

By JOHN MARKOFF, The New York Times, Published: December 28, 2013

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The Two Cultures of Educational Reform

11/09/2013 Σχολιάστε

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By STANLEY FISH, The New York Times, August 26, 2013, 202 Comments

 

Stanley Fish on education, law and society.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/the-two-cultures-of-educational-reform/?ref=education

About halfway through his magisterial study “Higher Education in America,” Derek Bok, twice president of Harvard, identifies what he calls the “two different cultures” of educational reform. The first “is an evidence-based approach to education … rooted in the belief that one can best advance teaching and learning by measuring student progress and testing experimental efforts to increase it.” The second “rests on a conviction that effective teaching is an art which one can improve over time through personal experience and intuition without any need for data-driven reforms imposed from above.”

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Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found

16/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

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Lysov Yuri, Near Waterfall

 

Site where oldest computer lay for thousands of years may yield other treasures and even another Antikythera mechanism

It took more than 100 years to work out from its corroded remains how the Antikythera mechanism worked. Video: New Scientist

In 1900, Greek sponge divers stumbled across "a pile of dead, naked women" on the seabed near the tiny island of Antikythera. It turned out the figures were not corpses but bronze and marble statues, part of a cargo of stolen Greek treasure that was lost when the Roman ship carrying them sank two thousand years ago on the island’s treacherous rocks.

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Have science museums had their day? e.t.c., e.t.c.

02/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

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Edward Lear (1818-1888) A View Of The Nile Above Aswan

 

Ian Sample meets the director of London’s Science Museum, Ian Blatchford, to discuss the role of museums in an era of quantum mechanics, particle physics and genomics

The Science Museum in London is a treasure house of wonderful technological artefacts such as Stephenson’s Rocket and Apollo 10. But are its glory days numbered in the new era of quantum mechanics, genomics and particle physics? What exhibit could possibly do justice to these abstruse fields of science?

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