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Solar Panels Grown On The Moon Could Power The Earth. The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic. Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from "content expert" to "curriculum facilitator.

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic

" Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation’s most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic. The "virtual class" will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country’s best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record.

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes. Robotic Nation, by Marshall Brain. How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising. Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road. Technology - Artificial intelligence: The machines with alien minds. Our smartest machines look nothing like we predicted – has the field lost its way, or do we need to rethink what AI actually means, asks Tom Chatfield.

Technology - Artificial intelligence: The machines with alien minds

Would modern artificial intelligence live up to the dreams of the field’s founders? Perhaps not. But in many ways, the smartest machines we have built are entities they never could have imagined. In 1956, attendees of a research camp at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire coined the phrase "artificial intelligence" to describe its efforts to “find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves.” Compare that with the AI project that Facebook announced this month. What does that mean? Yet even the most advanced forms of machine intelligence cannot hope to pass for a human in Turing’s famous test – let alone use natural language or develop concepts themselves, as the pioneers hoped. Cheap tricks. How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos. Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less analyze.

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better. Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can. I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during).

Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to us via WikiHow and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? READ MORE: Intruders Beware: Homemade Robot Can Shoot 1,000 Rounds per Minute (Video) For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can.

The first step is to wash out your empty beer can, unless of course said beer is a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Once the can has dried, you will want to remove it’s pull tab. READ MORE: Iron Age Beer-Making Operation Discovered. A Gadget Older Than Man. Dr.

A Gadget Older Than Man

Yonatan Sahle, leader of a team who found stone tools older than expected, stands in front of an outcrop where artifacts were found. Photos courtesy David Braun. Hyperloop Super Train. The world's five biggest cyber threats. 25 April 2012Last updated at 23:00 GMT By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Cyber criminals are not stopping at infecting just a few computers - the threat is much bigger, says Eugene Kaspersky Viruses are known to bring trouble - whether they make you sick or mess up your computer.

The world's five biggest cyber threats

But these past few years, computer viruses have become much more elaborate. Criminals do not stop at stealing someone's personal data. The cyber menace showed its true potential when the Stuxnet virus targeted Iranian infrastructure in 2010, in an apparent bid to disrupt the country's uranium enrichment programme. As computers organise and dominate more and more of our world, five distinct threats are emerging, says Eugene Kaspersky, founder and chief executive of Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab and speaker at this year's Counter Terror Expo in London. Complete darkness. What The Future Looked Like In 1900. Humanity has long sought the ability to predict the future, and to a handful of candy connoisseurs in the height of the Second Industrial Revolution, it never looked brighter.

What The Future Looked Like In 1900

On the cusp of a new century, Hildebrand’s, a then-leading German chocolate company, produced a set of cards depicting the “sweet” life that awaited us in the year 2000. Swipe or use ← and → keys to navigate Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way across the ocean and continue your journey on land with ease.