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Innovate to educate: new practices and technologies in the classroom

Educationalists are always exploring ways to improve learning outcomes and meet the changing needs of the modern world. New technologies and innovative teaching methods are amongst the big ideas on the table.<p>In this edition of Learning World, presented by Maha Barada, we consider what impact these …

Big Data Ethics and Your Privacy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Big data enables to check, control and know everything. But to know everything entails an obligation to act on behalf of and to protect the customer. …

Researchers unearth new clues about ancient ‘computer’

Researchers have unearthed new clues to an ancient Greek astronomical puzzle that has fascinated archaeologists for over a century.<p>The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient machine dubbed “the world’s first computer,” was recovered from a treasure-laden shipwreck off the coast of Greece in 1901. …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

The Next Frontier Is Really Here: 3D Printing And Space Survival

The advent of 3D printing in space enables a gigantic shift in exploration that could lead to much longer-lasting and sustainable missions, according to experts that have described it as a historic moment.<p>Just this week, NASA announced the breakthrough that it had for the first time 3D printed an …

Innovation And Investment In 3D Printing Surges

Although the technology hasn’t yet lived up to its hype as the harbinger of a new industrial revolution, investments in 3D printing technology have surged in 2014.<p>Last year, spending on 3D printing and additive manufacturing hit $3.07 billion dollars, according to a report from industry analyst …

World's largest solar farm is up and running in California

The world's largest solar plant is up and running in California, with the completion of Topaz, a 550 megawatt plant; the Topaz solar project …

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

Aim Is to Show Value of Academic Research, But Success Can Be Elusive<p>Universities are stepping up efforts to create “spinouts,” or business startups born from some of the cutting-edge research of their students or faculty.<p>Some schools are creating funds that help cover startup costs. Others are …

Startups

Why Women Often Don’t Lead The Companies They’ve Founded

Gender still matters in leadership in 2014. Women work twice as hard to secure VC funding, and often end up not taking on a male co-owner.<p>Merit is supposed to cut across everything, determining who reaps the most rewards and who leads in business. Gender shouldn’t matter. But of course it …

'Perfect Storm' Quenching Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole

<b>High-energy jets powered by supermassive black holes can blast away a galaxy’s star-forming fuel, resulting in so-called “red and dead” galaxies:</b> …

Universe

The Higgs Boson --"A Clue to Why There's More Matter than Antimatter in the Universe?"

The recently discovered Higgs boson is directly connected to the issues of mass and matter. Asking whether the Higgs is involved in the preponderance …

The surprisingly popular course at Stanford Business School

About ten years ago, when a male Stanford Graduate School of Business professor first created a two-week seminar on female entrepreneurship, his goal …

Dharma Dew | How Buddhist singing bowls inspired solar cell design

Home > Dharma Dew<p>How Buddhist singing bowls inspired solar cell design<p>Cosmos, Dec 15, 2014<p><b>Sydney, Australia</b> -- Close to two million homes in …

Is there life on Mars? We are tantalisingly close to being able to say: ‘Yes’

Unusual clusters of methane on the Mars could be being produced by biological organisms, Nasa say<p>Since William Herschel spotted polar ice caps on Mars in the mid-17th century, astronomers have speculated that life could exist on a planet which seemed so similar to Earth.<p>But when probes began to …

Venturefund.io Wants to Help Startups Understand Traction

We’ve seen a few innovations in approaches to venture capital in recent years – most popularly a service model, where VC firms offer ‘value adds’ like Google Ventures’ design sprint sessions or Index Ventures’ Index Network support system for portfolio companies. Actually finding the teams to …

Three parent babies given green light by government

Parliament will now vote on whether to allow a change in legislation which would see the first three parent babies born by 2016<p>Controversial laws to allow three parents babies will be voted on by Parliament and could come into force next year.<p>The government has laid down draft legislation which …

Space-based solar power: the energy of the future?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.<p>The concept has been around since the 1940s when science fiction writer Isaac Asimov …

9 Priceless Secrets Discovered About the Brilliant World of Ancient Nubia

Canadian archaeologists in Sudan, using magnetometers, found a 2,000-year-old palace in the heart of the ancient Black civilization of Nubia. …

3 Ways to Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt

Here are a few tips for saving big while starting up.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't have to put you into massive debt or require you to take on investors (which is …

Some conservatives urging right not to serve gays on religious grounds

By Sandhya Somashekhar<p>, Reporter<p>Conservative lawmakers in states nationwide are pushing to expand the right of individuals and businesses to not provide certain services to same-sex couples on religious grounds.<p>In North Carolina, a state legislator has proposed allowing government workers to recuse …

A Lost Purple Pigment, Where Quantum Physics and the Terracotta Warriors Collide

The connection between contemporary quantum physics and China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors is a lost pigment called Han purple. The vibrant hue …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …

Product Design

Sony CEO Was Already Freaking Out About 'The Interview' This Summer

But apparently problems with the movie started much sooner. Sony Corp.'s CEO was already freaking out over the summer about specific gruesome scenes in the movie "The Interview" that likely angered North Korea.<p>The movie tells the story of journalists instructed by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un …

North Korea

" Master Regulator" Gene — Long Tied to Autism Disorders — Can Stimulate Other Genes Involved in Early Brain Development

Newswise — Chemical modifications to DNA’s packaging — known as epigenetic changes — can activate or repress genes involved in autism spectrum …

Ranking Business For Human Rights In A 'Race To The Top'

Anyone who doubts the existence of a growing trend to give publicly listed corporations a human face should consider the latest initiative – a benchmark that will rank the corporate human rights performance of international companies.<p>The scheme has been devised by six corporations including …

Why aren't there more female entrepreneurs in Japan? Pull up a chair... 【Women in Japan Series】

According to the Global Entrepreneur Development Index (GEDI) that measures favorable conditions for women entrepreneurs, the US and Australia are …

INSA's GIF-iti Brings International Street Art Online

Innovative UK-based artist <b>INSA</b> has taken street art to a whole new level by implementing Internet-based technology to create dizzyingly spectacular …

U.S. Stokes Flames Of Discontent Between Korea And Japan

<i>BY JOHN LEE</i><p>In recent months, major U.S. newspapers, like the New York Times and Washington Post, have carried articles decrying the apparent eagerness of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to revise some aspects of his country’s history, particularly the use of Koreans as “comfort women” up to and …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths | @GrrlScientist

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

The stock market roller coaster is back.<p>The Dow and S&P 500 shed over 4% in December before rebounding sharply this week. Take your pick of what to be most concerned about: cheap oil, a flat-lining Europe, a slowing China, Russia on life support, the Federal Reserve taking away the stimulus punch …