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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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2012-07-19 11:23:16     Cognitive walk-through - British Airways Business Life. Business advice and inspiration, insider tips from the world’s top CEOs, analysts and entrepreneurs.

http://www.babusinesslife.com/...Cognitive-walk-through.html

Problems of human-computer interaction become crucial wh... question is a potential purchaser trying to engage with ... an internet shopping site. These days customer interface...
Walk-through first referred to a physical tour of a faci ...
Its key asp

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2012-07-19 10:30:22     Laser transforms ordinary paper into 3D objects « 3d printing event

http://3dprintingevent.com/...rdinary-paper-into-3d-objects/

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2012-07-18 18:13:16     Empowering Technology: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters Of Planet’s Population

http://www.dailymarkets.com/...arters-of-planets-population/

The World Bank and infoDev released a study yesterday ti...
“Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants no ...
Here’s an excerpt from the Executive Summary:
“With some 6 billion mobile subscriptions in use world ...
The developing world is

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2012-07-17 17:54:14     Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com

http://business.time.com/...cations-monopoly-on-credibility/

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2012-07-17 17:48:53     BBC News - UK university joins US online partnership

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18857999

Edinburgh University is to be the first UK institution t... influential US-based online university project.
Edinburgh is part of a major expansion in the Coursera p ...
The online platform was set up this year with content fr ...

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2012-07-16 11:48:06     Put the human back into engineering | Aging In Place Technology Watch

http://www.ageinplacetech.com/.../put-human-back-engineering

The product user interface of today can madden the senio... am looking at the console of a Volvo right now. Mulling ... SOURCE/Push Scan knob -- turn it to switch from FM to AM... the channels, PUSH again to stop scanning. This is an e...
Why must we

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2012-07-16 09:10:10     Tiny Robotic Bee Assembles Itself Like Pop-Up Book | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/02/robotic-bee/

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2012-07-13 22:17:45     BBC News - Smartphone to help blind people goes on sale

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18818279

A smartphone designed for blind people has been launched.
Georgie, as the device is known, has a voice-assisted to ...
The phone was designed by blind husband-and-wife team Ro ...
It was named after Mrs Wilson-Hinds' first guide dog.

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2012-07-12 20:12:46     BBC News - The second brain in our stomachs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18779997

Its first stop was my stomach, whose complex work is und... what's sometimes called "the little brain", a network of... your stomach and your gut.
Surprisingly, there are over 100 million of these cells ...
The little brain does not do a lot of complex

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2012-07-12 14:56:06     M-Pesa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa

M-Pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money) is a mo... money transfer service for Safaricom, Kenya's largest mo... operator.[1] Currently the most developed mobile payment... developing world, M-Pesa allows users to deposit, withdr... money easil

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2012-07-12 12:49:23     MIT Researchers Produce Micro-Light that Outputs More Energy Than It Takes In - Core77

http://www.core77.com/...e_energy_than_it_takes_in_22644.asp

Materials scientists know that things behave differently...
The MIT team, comprised of Parthiban Santhanam, Dodd Jos ...
How the heck is that possible? The long answer looks lik ...
The researchers chose a light-emitting diode with a ...
The gist of

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2012-07-12 12:47:08     The Power of Bad Ideas - Core77

http://www.core77.com/bl.../the_power_of_bad_ideas_22446.asp

Creative activities often follow a double-hump model. At... all the obvious ideas. These aren't a waste of time; som...
There's a drop in energy between humps One and Two, as w ...
Bad ideas are not boring, meh proposals. Bad is not the ...
portigal_sk

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2012-07-12 12:45:36     Wrap Your Head Around These Gears - Core77

http://www.core77.com/...r_head_around_these_gears_21784.asp

0geardiff.jpg
Whether I listen to my brain, or my heart, I still
don't understand how these damn things work
When I told my Graphic Design professor that I wanted to ...
That was years ago, and orthographics, of course, are no ...

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2012-07-12 12:40:25     CAD versus Sketching, Why Ask? by James Self - Core77

http://www.core77.com/...ing_why_ask_by_james_self_21844.asp

nike_1.jpgImage Courtesy of Michael DiTullo
A continuing issue in industrial design education is whe ...
Instead of setting constraints or limitations to dictate ...

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2012-07-11 11:26:46     MAKE | iPhone Papercraft Passive Amplifier

http://blog.makezine.com/...apercraft-passive-amplifier/?...

Passive amplifiers have been doing their acoustic trick ... Victrola was cutting edge. It’s pretty simple, really⮮. noise on the working end of a horn and you’re likely t... bit easier in the direction it’s pointed in. The conce...
This eco-am

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2012-06-28 09:19:50     State of the LOD Cloud

http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/state/

This document provides statistics about the structure an... LOD cloud. It also analyzes the extend to which LOD data... nine best practices that are either recommended W3C or h... the LOD community.

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