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Open-source, open world

Open-source, open world

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Installing IPython — IPython There are multiple ways of installing IPython, and our official documentation contains detailed instructions for manual installs from source, targeted at advanced users and developers. For new users who want to get up and running with minimal effort, we suggest you follow the instructions on this page, which provide a setup based on Python 2.7. This includes all the dependencies to run the notebook and optionally the basic libraries for scientific computing and data analysis. Mac or Windows 1. Download and install Anaconda or the free edition of Enthought Canopy. NAP Members Area: EDEN Secretariat's blog: Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete Interview with Sugata Mitra by Steve Wheeler The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor. Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions Sharebar This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. It’s not as exciting as discussing 3D virtual learning environments, but it might be just as important. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items. The rules covered here make tests more accurate, so the questions are interpreted as intended and the answer options are clear and without hints.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike.

Singapore's First Driverless Electric Vehicle Hits the Streets for Testing A driverless electric vehicle is taking to the streets of Singapore – and it looks nothing like the autonomous vehicles that Google has been testing in California and other places. Nanyang Technological University’s Energy Research Institute has teamed up with vehicle manufacturer Induct to produce an eight-passenger autonomous electric vehicle that can travel at speeds of up to 20 km/hr. The two-year trial is the first of its kind in the region, and NTU is using it to test new technologies to reduce charging times. The vehicle being tested is an eight-seat electric shuttle produced by Induct called the NAVIA. It will be able to safely interact with traffic in Singapore, albeit at very low speeds.

Creative Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Opening Culture The future of the cultural commons looked dim in December 2002: Napster had been shuttered a year earlier, while record labels treaded warily into selling DRM-locked music online. The FCC dismantled regulations forestalling the consolidation of media ownership. And as the housing bubble inflated, privatization — of media, public space, scientific and technological research, even the military — became the watchword of the day. A decade later, the cultural commons remains threatened, but stands on somewhat firmer ground. The record industry abandoned its futile efforts to lock music to users or devices, a costly lesson movie studios and book publishers seem determined to learn for themselves. An emerging generation of cultural producers acknowledge that “good theft,” as Austin Kleon puts it, is a fundamental part of the creative process.

Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup One great part of TEDGlobal in Edinburgh—events held in castles. Photo: Ryan Lash Few sensations feel better than when your mind does a backflip and, all of a sudden, you are suddenly able to see things in new and unexpected ways. 10 Incredible Cutting-Edge Technologies In Development Technology Don’t give up on flying cars or hoverboards just yet! As technology marches relentlessly on, everything goes into development sooner or later—as demonstrated by the existence of these things, which we’ll almost certainly see within our lifetimes. 10 Artificial Gills Inventors have long sought an underwater breathing apparatus that doesn’t store oxygen, but extracts it from the water the way gills do. Israeli inventor Alon Bodner has come close.

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