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Has Dark Energy Been Debunked? Probably Not. | Space

Has Dark Energy Been Debunked? Probably Not. | Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it.
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Visa to acquire fintech company Plaid in $5.3 billion deal

Visa to acquire fintech company Plaid in $5.3 billion deal | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Visa is buying Plaid in a deal worth $5.3 billion — roughly double the start-up’s last private valuation.
Plaid’s API software lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts and works with Venmo, mobile investing app Robinhood and cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Gemini.
Plaid says 25% of people in the United States with bank accounts have connected to the fintech company through an app. Visa and rival Mastercard were early investors in the start-up, along with the venture arms of Goldman Sachs, Citi and American Express.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=Acquisitions

 


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Visa is buying Plaid in a deal worth $5.3 billion — roughly double the start-up’s last private valuation.
Plaid’s API software lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts and works with Venmo, mobile investing app Robinhood and cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Gemini.
Plaid says 25% of people in the United States with bank accounts have connected to the fintech company through an app. Visa and rival Mastercard were early investors in the start-up, along with the venture arms of Goldman Sachs, Citi and American Express.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=Acquisitions

 

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Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities

Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

The World Economic Forum shared the Future of Jobs report in 2018 that provided a list of the growing skills for 2022. Here are the top 10:

- Analytical thinking and innovation
- Active learning and learning strategies
- Creativity, originality, and initiative
- Technology design and programming
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Complex problem-solving
- Leadership and social influence
- Emotional intelligence
- Reasoning, problem-solving, and ideation
- Systems analysis and evaluation


If we look at these 10 skill areas, what types of learning experiences or learning spaces can we create for our students that can address most if not all of them? Looking at these skills individually and thinking about the nature of our work, it can seem overwhelming. However, there are some simple ways to create a space where students can build all of these skills and more.

Here are six ideas to try that can help to address these skills:

 

1. Project-based Learning (PBL)

2. Coding

3. STEAM and Makerspaces

4. Place-based

5. Genius Hour

6. Student-Led PD or Teacher for a Day

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Grit

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/adventures-of-learning-how-does-it-happen/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=life+long+learning

 


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The World Economic Forum shared the Future of Jobs report in 2018 that provided a list of the growing skills for 2022. Here are the top 10:

- Analytical thinking and innovation
- Active learning and learning strategies
- Creativity, originality, and initiative
- Technology design and programming
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Complex problem-solving
- Leadership and social influence
- Emotional intelligence
- Reasoning, problem-solving, and ideation
- Systems analysis and evaluation

 

If we look at these 10 skill areas, what types of learning experiences or learning spaces can we create for our students that can address most if not all of them? Looking at these skills individually and thinking about the nature of our work, it can seem overwhelming. However, there are some simple ways to create a space where students can build all of these skills and more.

Here are six ideas to try that can help to address these skills:

 

1. Project-based Learning (PBL)

2. Coding

3. STEAM and Makerspaces

4. Place-based

5. Genius Hour

6. Student-Led PD or Teacher for a Day

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Grit

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/adventures-of-learning-how-does-it-happen/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=life+long+learning

 

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Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
How Australia has been battling bushfires during a devastating fire season.
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Has Dark Energy Been Debunked? Probably Not. | Space

Has Dark Energy Been Debunked? Probably Not. | Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it.
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AI beats medical experts in spotting cancer

AI beats medical experts in spotting cancer | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Google has developed an artificial intelligence system that is better at spotting breast cancer in mammograms than doctors, a study in the journal Nature suggests. Analysing more than 90,000 women in the UK and US, the AI model reduced the number of false positives by 5.7% in the US and 1.2% in the UK. There was also a reduction of false negatives, where an existing cancer is missed, by 9.4% and 2.7% respectively. The NHS system uses two radiologists to analyse each woman's X-rays amid an estimated shortfall of more than 1,000 radiologists across the UK. 


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Hello, Venus! Parker Solar Probe Makes Second Planetary Flyby. | Space

Hello, Venus! Parker Solar Probe Makes Second Planetary Flyby. | Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Venus scientists convinced the team behind NASA's Parker Solar Probe to gather extra data during flybys of our neighboring world.
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New 'netherworldly' looking freshwater fish discovered and named after Thai conservation visionary

New 'netherworldly' looking freshwater fish discovered and named after Thai conservation visionary | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Garra surinbinnani looks like a stout, brown minnow with the face of a boxer who's gone one too many rounds. The species makes its home in the fast-flowing, rocky streams of Western Thailand, a region that its namesake, the late conservationist Surin Binnan, devoted himself to protecting.

 

At first glance, Garra surinbinnani looks like a stout, brown minnow with the face of a boxer who's gone one too many rounds. But the deep gash in its forehead studded with blue spikes is a natural feature whose function remains a mystery.

 


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A tortoise never forgets: Scientists show tortoises can remember tasks for 9 years and longer

A tortoise never forgets: Scientists show tortoises can remember tasks for 9 years and longer | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Described as ''living rocks'', giant land tortoises are lumbering beasts with a reputation for being sluggish in both speed and brainpower. But new research carried out by scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) suggests we have greatly underestimated the intelligence of these creatures, who can not only be trained but also have amazing powers of long-term recall.

 


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The Boys Who Only Develop A Penis When They Hit The Age Of 12

The Boys Who Only Develop A Penis When They Hit The Age Of 12 | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
  When born, to all intents and purposes they appear to be female. But when the children referred to as “Guevedoces” in an isolated village in the Dominica
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Climate change: From the beginning, models have been remarkably accurate

Climate change: From the beginning, models have been remarkably accurate | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

There are dozens of disciplines and subdisciplines within the broad ambit of climate science, studying everything from ancient geology to the spread of disease. But one discipline in particular is exposed to intense public scrutiny, the subject of long-running political and legal disputes: modeling.

As interesting as the details of climate science may be, what society most needs from it is an answer to a simple question: What the hell is going to happen? What are we in for? That’s the question models seek to answer.


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The ESA Is Sending a Robotic Junk Collector Into Space

The ESA Is Sending a Robotic Junk Collector Into Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency has officially approved funding for ClearSpace-1 — the world's first mission dedicated to cleaning up space junk.

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wasn't that long ago someone invented a vacuum that patrols your home on it's own - sweeping up dust and other debris - and now a "junk collector" that scours up space debris at 20,000 kph!

wonder just want it can retrieve - maybe technology from other countries? maybe the laws of the sea will apply - finders keepers?

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What Is Parallax? - How Astronomers Measure Stellar Distance | Space

What Is Parallax? - How Astronomers Measure Stellar Distance | Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Parallax is a method of measuring the distance to nearby objects in space. It is also a method used to display 3D images.
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Physicists Have Identified a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Physicists Have Identified a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an incredibly useful property that defies our current understanding of how conductors work.
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Cancer death rates are falling continuously – Advances in lung cancer treatment are playing a major role.

Cancer death rates are falling continuously – Advances in lung cancer treatment are playing a major role. | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Deaths from lung cancer dropped by 51 percent among men since the early 1990s and by 26 percent among women since the early 2000s. The report also credits drops in lung cancer mortality for a 2.2 percent dip from 2016 to 2017 — the largest decline of cancer deaths in a single year ever reported. Doctors attribute the success in part to lower smoking rates but also to significant advances in treatment.

Major medical advances are continuing

"The years we have been investing in basic science of cancer therapeutics [are] now starting to pay off," said Dr. Patrick Hwu, division head of cancer medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

 

Hwu, who was not involved with the new report, credited targeted therapies, which are drugs that work to eliminate the circuitry that turns on cancer cells.

 

Another of the biggest advances, experts said, has been the development of immunotherapies such as Keytruda, also known as pembrolizumab. It uses the body's immune system to fight tumors, and it is approved for lung cancer and melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

 

The American Cancer Society report also found rapid declines in melanoma death rates, up to 7 percent a year from 2013 to 2017 among adults, also attributable to new treatments. The Food and Drug Administration approved two key drugs to treat melanoma: ipilimumab and vemurafenib.

 

"We're actually seeing the effect of those drugs reflected in the overall melanoma death rate," said Rebecca Siegel, scientific director of surveillance research at the American Cancer Society and an author of the new report. "That's really exciting." Physicians are seeing it in practice, as well.

 

"In the past decade, how we treat invasive melanoma has evolved so unbelievably rapidly that it is, for some, becoming more of a chronic disease than a death sentence," said Dr. Adam Friedman, a professor of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.


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Genetically engineered mosquitoes resist spreading any form of dengue fever

Genetically engineered mosquitoes resist spreading any form of dengue fever | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Recover from dengue once, and you’re not necessarily free and clear. The mosquito-borne disease marked by fever, rash, and debilitating pain results from any of four genetically distinct versions of the dengue virus. Previously infected people who get hit with a second of these “serotypes” can face more severe, even life-threatening symptoms.

 

Now, by endowing a line of mosquitoes with an antibody against the virus, researchers have for the first time made insects that—at least in lab tests—appear unable to spread any form of the disease. In theory, these mosquitoes could be released into the wild to suppress the circulation of the virus. “This is right on the money,” says Alexander Franz, a biologist at the University of Missouri, Columbia, who studies insect-borne viruses. “This is what you need to do if you really want to have a strong effect on dengue prevalence.”

 

 


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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up by more than double

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up by more than double | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon in November surged by 104 percent compared to the same month in 2018, according to official data. The 563 square kilometers (217 square miles) deforested that month is also the highest number for any November since 2015, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which provides official data on deforestation.

 

That is considered a significant increase, particularly during the rainy season, when deforestation generally slows.

For the first 11 months of the year—also the first months in office of Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right leader who has eased restrictions on exploiting the Amazon's vast riches—deforestation totaled 8,974.3 square kilometers. That is nearly twice the 4,878.7 square kilometers reported for the first 11 months of 2018.

 

The data was collected by the satellite-based DETER system, which monitors deforestation in real time. Another satellite-based system used by the INPE known as PRODES, considered more reliable but slower to compile data, reported in late November that in the 12 months beginning August 2018, deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon had passed the 10,000 square kilometer threshold for the first time since 2008. That represented a 43 percent increase from the preceding 12-month period.

 

Deforestation in indigenous areas rose even faster, by 74.5 percent from the preceding period, INPE reported.


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There's Water on Alien Planets, Just Not As Much as Scientists Thought: Study | Space

There's Water on Alien Planets, Just Not As Much as Scientists Thought: Study | Space | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it
Water appears both common and unexpectedly scarce in exoplanets — many distant worlds have it, but less of it than predicted, a new study finds.
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Israeli scientists discover how to trigger pancreatic cancer cells to self-destruct | #Research #Health

Israeli scientists discover how to trigger pancreatic cancer cells to self-destruct | #Research #Health | Design, Comm, Sci and Tech | Scoop.it

Israeli scientists say a new study has shown that a small molecule called PJ34 has triggered the self-destruction of human pancreatic cancer cells in mice. According to the research, published in the peer-reviewed open-access biomedical journal Oncotarget, the administration of the molecu