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Many thanks to everyone who has participated in the first feedback group. We have worked all your constructive feedback and suggestions into this big edit.
Experts say technology and research have evolved to the point where educators can actually have a sense of the impact of games on individual learners
14 March 2011
How the Japan Earthquake Shortened the Earth Day | Japan Earthquake & Tsunami | Natural Disasters, Earth Tilt & Earth's Axis | Space.com
How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth
|This map shows the location of the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, as well as the foreshocks (dotted lines), including a 7.2-magnitude event on March 9, and aftershocks (solid lines). The size of each circle represents the magnitude of the associated quake or shock.|
The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has shortened the length Earth's day by a fraction and shifted how the planet's mass is distributed.
A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
13 March 2011
Just what goes into well-being is confounding.
Many of the variables — like love and friendship and family relations — are hard to pin down. But British research has suggested that money itself does not confer happiness, although wealthier people tend to be happier; that employment is critical to self-esteem; that women tend to be happier than men; and that people need something beyond the material for fulfillment.
6 March 2011
Researchers developing #computer to intuit #human inputs beyond traditional keyboard & mouse. #AI #database #interaction
5 March 2011
3 March 2011
Who Is The World's Most Typical Person? Fascinating interactive graphic From National Geographic magazine #human #profiling
In December, National Geographic released a fantastic teaser for 7 Billion, their ambitious series on overpopulation, delivering some jaw-dropping statistics in brilliantly animated kinetic typography.
Today, they’re back with the second installment, which examines the same issue through a highly unusual lens: In a world of 7 billion people, who is the most “typical” person? The answer might surprise you.
2 March 2011
Bangladesh Bank said that Prof Yunus has violated the country's retirement laws by staying on as Grameen's head long past the mandatory retirement age of 60. Prof Yunus is 70.
Correspondents say that the removal of Prof Yunus is the culmination of a long-running feud with the government.
The government owns a 25% stake in Grameen, which pioneered the microfinance concept of lending small amounts of money to the poor which has been replicated worldwide.
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