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Science and Environment: Let There Be Dark

Science and Environment: Let There Be Dark | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Every culture, tribe and religion has its own story about the origins of life and the universe itself. Scientists have a unifying story of their own.
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Drones Over America: What Can They See? : NPR

In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the FAA to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace.
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 27, 2012 1:49 PM
Well, this part relieves my mind a little. And maybe all the parrot noise in the skies around my house will help too:

"Drones generate some noise themselves, and so I don't think a drone could sit 1,000 feet above and hear the conversation of two people sitting at an outside table at a coffee shop. I think it's mostly imagery and then to a smaller extent, wireless signals.""
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The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters

The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
It’s never too early to set a child on the pathway to becoming a strong reader. And it’s never too late to help a struggling reader strengthen his or her brain to read more successfully and with greater enjoyment.

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Reverse Printer Erases Content on Paper | Mashable

Reverse Printer Erases Content on Paper | Mashable | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

"A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has come up with an innovation that can “unprint” something.

 

"By using long and ultrashort pulsed lasers, the technology can remove laser-printed content, leaving the paper clean and undamaged. The paper can easily be reused and printed on again."


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Make Thinking Visible with the Flipped Classroom Model

Make Thinking Visible with the Flipped Classroom Model | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

Free Webinar with Alan November

Wed. April 4 || 2-3 PM (EDT)

 

Join 2000 educators already registered.

 

From Harvard University to inner city Detroit to rural Colorado; from basic introductory classes to AP courses, teachers are experiencing significant improvement in student achievement transitioning to the ‘Flipped Classroom’ model. A side benefit is that teachers save time.

 

The flip model represents a merger of:

- The Socratic method where students are responsible for meaningful conversation while in class

- Research in cognitive science that shows students need immediate feedback

- The emergence of powerful learning online communities where student thinking can become more visible and mutually supportive.

 

The flip model represents a significant cultural change in the traditional classroom and changing roles of student and teacher.
Attendees will:

- Learn how to make thinking visible
- Discover the steps to get ready to shift to The Flip

- Learn what not to do when getting started with the Flipped Classroom model

- See how a Flipped Classroom actually saves teachers time

- Find out how to anticipate and mitigate parent concerns

 


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Vision-Insights and New Horizons. A quarterly journal.

Vision-Insights and New Horizons. A quarterly journal. | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Vision examines the historical and philosophical origins of current social issues and explores ways to restore peace of mind to our daily lives.
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James Cameron's Sub Makes Successful Unmanned Test Dive

James Cameron's Sub Makes Successful Unmanned Test Dive | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
HONOLULU — A submarine that will take "Titanic" director James Cameron to the Earth's deepest point has made a successful unmanned test dive.
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Annan mission 'last chance' for Syria

Annan mission 'last chance' for Syria | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Russian warning comes as US pledges to send "non-lethal" aid to the rebels in the most overt show of support yet. (Bashar: Will you listen now?
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10 Futuristic Products in Development Now | Mashable

10 Futuristic Products in Development Now | Mashable | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

By Christine Erickson

 

Images (in some cases videos) and brief descriptions of 10 products that may enter the marketplace soon, or not so soon. In any event, they certainly fire the imagination and are currently in active development

 

1. Hydrogen powered very low emission cars

2. Space elevator, 22 thousand miles high

3. Driverless cars

4. Robotic household assistants

5. Flying cars

6. Artificial meat

7. Moon base

8. Mind reading

9. Non-military drone planes

10. Wireless electricity

 

-JL


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Germans can't escape their Lutheran past

Germans can't escape their Lutheran past | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Modern German anxieties about their taxes bailing out European partners has Lutheran echoes from the 16th Century, says Gavin Esler.
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Beekeepers ask EPA to ban pesticide, protect bees

Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees.

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Worst of crisis over, says Draghi

Worst of crisis over, says Draghi | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, says the worst of the eurozone crisis is over.
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Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World

Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution by J. Rifkin, The False Promise of Green Energy by A. P. Morriss, W. T. Bogart, R. E. Meiners and A. Dorchak., Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind by B. Fagan.
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Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase Creativity - Huffington Post

Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase Creativity - Huffington Post | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase CreativityHuffington PostWhen you're tired you don't think as clearly or creatively, and you can make more mistakes.
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The Impact of Domestic Drones on Privacy, Safety and National Security

The Impact of Domestic Drones on Privacy, Safety and National Security | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill that will open domestic skies to “unmanned aircraft systems,” more commonly known as drones.
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Learning best when you rest: Sleeping after processing new info most effective

Learning best when you rest: Sleeping after processing new info most effective | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall.
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David Hulme's comment, March 27, 2012 11:44 AM
Thanks!
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Thnx!
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Thanks Tom
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Homeschool Domination

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Infographic from College@Home with information about the growing number of homeschooled students and how successful they are. -JL


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Redford puts star power behind Colorado River film

WASHINGTON, March 26-Robert Redford, a longtime environmental activist, has teamed with his son to film a documentary about the Colorado River system.
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Sub reaches Earth's deepest place

Sub reaches Earth's deepest place | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Film director James Cameron returns to the surface after reaching the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench, the first person in 50 years to do so.
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FACTBOX-Who are the world's nuclear powers?

March 25-South Korea hosts some 50 world leaders at a nuclear security summit starting to discuss ways to safeguard nuclear materials and facilities from terrorists.
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How Our Brains Make Memories

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Surprising new research about the act of remembering may help people with post-traumatic stress disorder.


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UCLA rejects 52 MBA applicants for plagiarism - Fortune Management

UCLA rejects 52 MBA applicants for plagiarism - Fortune Management | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
All told, UCLA's Anderson school found that 52 MBA candidates were lifting whole paragraphs from other, unattributed sources in their essays. And they are far from the only B-school dealing with the problem.

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FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed: judge

FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed: judge | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered regulators to start proceedings to withdraw approval for the use of common antibiotics in animal feed, citing concerns that overuse is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant "superbugs."

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Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Brrriiinnng. The alarm clock buzzes in another hectic weekday morning. You leap out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with barely a moment to think. A stressful commute gets your blood pressure climbing.

 

Everything about the way we start our day runs counter to the best conditions for thinking creatively

 


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Gina Stepp's comment, March 22, 2012 10:50 AM
I love the last line: "Laughing babies and a double latte: now that’s a way to start the day."