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2012-07-31 08:19:29     We're Muddying the Message on Study Abroad - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/Were-Muddying-the-Me.../133211/

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2012-07-30 14:31:00     Am I a cyborg now? — Idea of the day

https://idea.popcount.org/2012-07-28-am-i-a-cyborg-now/

Having a sixth sense sounds exciting, but implanting a p... your body is quite invasive. Even ignoring such details ... surgeon willing to perform the operation, the prospects ... magnet corrosion and not being able to get an MRI scan a...
Deciding th

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2012-07-30 14:29:41     Troy Hunt: Lessons in website security anti-patterns by Tesco

http://www.troyhunt.com/...ons-in-website-security-anti.html

Let me set the scene for this post by sharing a simple t... night:
Twitter: @troyhunt Passwords are stored in a secure way. ...
Ok then, that’s about as many security misdemeanours a ...

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2012-07-30 10:44:50     Piano Staircase | The Fun Theory

http://www.thefuntheory.com/piano-staircase

”Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator ... is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers.... actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to t... the escalator by making it fun to do? See the results here

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2012-07-30 07:40:55     5 Guys, 1 Piano - Goodnet

http://www.goodnet.org/articles/412

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2012-07-29 17:15:29     Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/...for-remote-learning-to-rock-your-world/

Like it or loathe it, web-enabled remote learning is inc... its way into colleges and universities around the world.... a survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project...
In a report released today, Pew and Elon University said ...
The researc

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2012-07-27 21:34:40     45 Ways to Communicate Two Quantities | Visual.ly Blog

http://blog.visual.ly/...-to-communicate-two-quantities/?...

let’s try to find all possible ways to visualize a
ludicrously small data set of two numbers. Afterwords,
let’s try to pick the best visualization.

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2012-07-27 16:34:38     iRobot introduces telepresence doctor

http://www.gizmag.com/irobot-rp-vita-telepresence-.../23440/

In a medical emergency, seconds count. But if the doctor... another part of the hospital or even another part of tow... seconds can stretch dangerously. If only the doctor coul... at once, then countless lives could be saved. This is on...
The idea of

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2012-07-27 16:33:42     Latest eco-friendly fuel for cars: aluminum and water | DVICE

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/07/latest-eco-frie.php

I'll bet you didn't know that aluminum (the same stuff t...
The alchemists at a company called Alchemy Research are ...
alydro-formula-528x165.png
To get this to work, you need water to be superheated in ...
... hout all the nasty side-effects that come

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2012-07-27 16:28:49     Dickens London Trails iPhone app: money, marketing and mobile « The Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture

http://digitalrndfund.wordpress.com/...oney-marketing-mobil/

Dickens London Trails is an iPhone app that enables user... London as characters from Dickens’ fiction would have.... through the streets of London on a series of unexpected ... encounters. You also discover more about Dickens’ even...
Your guides

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2012-07-27 10:08:19     SerenA | chance encounters in the space of ideas

http://www.serena.ac.uk/

In a recent blog post, Ikka warns that it is all too eac... ‘trapped’ in mindsets and personal routines that shu... potential serendipitous experiences. I think we’ve all... traps at some point in our lives; being too busy to be a...
In this blo

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2012-07-26 18:12:30     What It's Like to Teach a MOOC (and What the Heck's a MOOC?) - Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/201.../260000/

But because MOOCs are so new, and so limited before yest... first-hand discussion of what it's like to teach one has... current MOOC moment began less than a year ago, when Sta... free, chunked artificial intelligence course online, and... signed up.

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2012-07-26 18:11:18     BBC News - Top US universities put their reputations online

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18191589

This autumn more than a million students are going to ta... experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher ...
Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education a ...
Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ha ...
Sounding li

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2012-07-26 18:08:16     How to Finish a PhD | profserious

http://blog.prof.so/2012/07/how-to-finish-phd.html

There are many surprises in doing a PhD. That, for examp... easier to have a idea than to show that is any good. Tha... your supervisor does not possess 'the answer'. Perhaps h... greatest surprise is that it is so much easier to start ... finish it.

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2012-07-26 18:07:23     Review of the Coursera Human Computer Interaction Course | Reflections

http://reflectionsandcontemplations.wordpress.com/...course/

I’ve now finished the Coursera Human Computer Interact... await my final grade, I reflect on my experience, on the... student numbers, and on how the platform can develop.
It’s been a wonderfully wide-ranging course, spanning ...

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2012-07-26 18:06:46     University memes

http://www.theage.com.au/...ty-memes-20120717-2277p.html?...

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2012-07-26 09:34:52     Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1

http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

Innovating Pedagogy
Posted on June 22, 2012 by admin
The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, le ...
The first report proposes ten innovations that are alrea ...

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2012-07-26 09:34:20     Cats have nine lives and 72-hour days - Junk Charts

http://junkcharts.typepad.com/...lives-and-72-hour-days.html

Cats have nine lives and 72-hour days
So says this infographic (link). Reader John G. sent in ...
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Johng

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2012-07-25 10:18:58     No such thing as a free MOOC : JISC

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/no-such-thing-as-a-free-mooc/

In his recent JISC blog, David Kernohan asks: ‘Why bot... fees to attend university? …What if you could get it a... online?’ Of course, it is tongue in cheek, because as ... suggests, you don’t get something for nothing.
And that brings me to o

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2012-07-25 10:15:41     On Leaving Academia « Ars Experientia

http://cs.unm.edu/~terran/academic_blog/?...

As almost everybody knows at this point, I have resigned... University of New Mexico. Effective this July, I am wor... their Cambridge (MA) offices.
Countless people, from my friends to my (former) dean ha ...
Honestly, the reasons are myriad and compl

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2012-07-25 09:51:51     I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens - Harvard Business Review

http://blogs.hbr.org/.../i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html

In the same vein, programmers who pay attention to how t... written language also tend to pay a lot more attention t... You see, at its core, code is prose. Great programmers a... code monkeys; according to Stanford programming legend D...
And just li

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2012-07-23 11:45:06     Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide?

http://www.dcscience.net/?p=5388#follow

Academic staff are going to be fired at Queen Mary Unive... (QMUL). It’s possible that universities may have to co... hard times, so what’s wrong?
What’s wrong is that the victims are being selected in ...

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2012-07-23 11:31:20     Using Twitter To Identify Psychopaths - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/...twitter-to-help-expose-psychopaths/

People’s nasty traits have a way of revealing themselv... networks: in writing. Or rather in how they write. That ... of how someone tweets could reveal whether he or she is ... Machiavellian, or psychopathic, according to researchers... present the

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2012-07-23 11:29:09     KISSENGER: KISS Messenger Robot

http://kissenger.lovotics.com/

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2012-07-22 21:27:23     Interactive Multimedia Technology: Musings about NUI, Perceptive Pixel and Microsoft, Rapid Creative Prototyping (Lots of video and links) Revised

http://interactivemultimediatechnology.blogspot.co.uk/...tml

It just might be the right time for everyone to brush up... tech skills. iPads and touch-phones are ubiquitous. Touc... interactive whiteboards and displays are in schools and ... Microsoft's Windows 8 and the news that the company rece... Han's compa

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2012-07-22 21:26:35     CELINELATULIPE.COM

http://www.celinelatulipe.com/

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2012-07-21 13:00:39     BBC - Earth News - Curious crows use tools to explore dangerous objects

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/new.../9353588.stm

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2012-07-20 22:00:43     New Design Practices for Touch-free Interactions | UX Magazine

http://uxmag.com/...ractices-for-touch-free-interactions?...

Touch interaction has become practically ubiquitous in d... and that has changed users' expectations and the way UX ... about human–computer interaction (HCI). Now, touch-fre... Natural Language Interaction (NLI) are bleeding into the... mainstream

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2012-07-19 14:53:10     Our Frugal Future: Lessons from India’s Innovation system - Nesta

http://www.nesta.org.uk/...ons_from_indias_innovation_system

Drawing on the latest data and over 130 interviews with ... policymakers, entrepreneurs and academics, this report e... policies, institutions and industries that are driving r... innovation. It measures how India's research strengths a...
Innovation

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2012-07-19 11:28:53     3D-printed “Biomimicry shoe” by Dutch fashion designer Marieka Ratsma and American architect Kostika Spaho « 3d printing event

http://3dprintingevent.com/...rican-architect-kostika-spaho/

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