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If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

<i>Todd Tauber’s piece last week on the need for online learning to innovate and meet the changing needs of students drew many responses. Here’s one from an educator:</i><p>A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and …

Teaching

Find treasure with Google’s new treasure map

Following up on YouTube’s April Fool’s Day prank, Google has launched one of its own. It’s similar to its prank last year, when it launched an …

Maps

Facebook In Talks To Buy Bang With Friends

Facebook is in the process of acquiring startup Bang With Friends, according to multiple sources, in order to make a foray into the online dating space. According to these same sources, the acquisition will be a $30 million deal in both cash and stock, as that seems to be the standard M&A terms for …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Fascinating Music Industry Stats

Google Keep, Instructables, Sidewalk Buddy, and More

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you had no excuse for being unproductive this week. What with Google's new note taking service coming out …

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Customers

Vertigo

Russia’s most extreme climbers operates under the pseudonym ‘Mustang Wanted’.

Articles about superior logic on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's nothing better than a good night's sleep – especially after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season – so why not put...<p>The British designer's elevated exploration of marble—seen in a series of exquisite lighting pieces—makes its U.S. debut at The...<p>Wood and masonry come together in this …

Lake Superior

The Wonderful World Of Whisky Art

Ernie Button was putting a Scotch glass left out overnight into the dishwasher when he noticed something — a white, chalky film on the bottom of the glass. He held it up to the light and, upon closer inspection, could see a series of fine, lacy lines running along the inside of the glass.<p>As a …

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Fashion Zoo Animals

Barcelona-based graphic artist Yago Partal offers photo manipulations featuring various animals in different outfits, dress from the most stylish …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Patents

NASA said to request $100 million for plan to capture near-Earth asteroid

NASA is taking a plan to send an unmanned spacecraft to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the Moon seriously. <i>Aviation Week</i> reports that NASA's budget request for fiscal 2014 will include $100 million to help fund the asteroid retrieval mission. A feasibility study looking into the …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …