Chris Bromige

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To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

18 year olds are making $10K a month from user-generated games in Roblox

Roblox has thrived as a Lego-like virtual world because its members have created games that everyone wants to play. So the company behind it is giving back to those creators by creating a Developer Exchange program where it pays the game creators for making popular titles within the Roblox …

Lack of funds pushes Ontario schools to send special education students home

About half of Ontario's school principals have asked parents to keep their child at home because they could not accommodate their special education needs, says a new report that sheds light on how budget constraints have affected students with learning disabilities.<p>The findings, which were compiled …

Education

The Privatization Backlash

For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today's policymakers more skeptical.<p>A few years ago, Chicago residents accustomed to parking on the street got a rude shock. Parking-meter rates had suddenly gone up as much …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

Prison Reform is Bigger in Texas

The Lone Star State has led a surprisingly progressive overhaul of its incarceration system. The story behind the bipartisan push that GOP contenders …

U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in Persian Gulf

The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf.<p>The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said.<p>The idea is that the laser could zap dangerous swarming small boats and flying …

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Click to enlarge<p>A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can …

Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a …

How It Works: A Private Moon Lander

Here are two rovers built to win the Google Lunar XPrize.<p>Next year, robots will land on the moon, competing for the Google Lunar XPrize. The contest offers $40 million in rewards, including a $20 million grand prize. Winning is fairly straightforward: Safely land a privately funded spacecraft, move …

Space Exploration

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

The Big Bang Fair: Why it must cut ties with the arms industry

Algerian scientist and human rights activist Hamza Hamouchene argues science education must stop promoting arms companies.<p>If you think the association of arms companies with an educational event aimed at schoolchildren is a dangerous liaison, then you will be outraged by this. The Big Bang Fair, …

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Updated 12th February 2018