The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format. 8 Coolest Spy Gadgets - Oddee.com ("spy," "gadgets," "espionage") Espionage is everywhere, so don't think for a moment that the beer can in the street gutter isn't collecting your information. Here are eight of the coolest spy gadgets that will make you think twice about who you talk to... Shoe Bug No, it isn't Agent Smart's phone.
25 Best Movies About Education Ever Made When it comes to education, it seems as though there are always interesting issues to discuss. Issues of inequality, teacher pay, and other hot button subjects are always being tackled. This happens in real life, of course, but it also happens in the movies. In some cases, a movie can make what goes on in real life more poignant. This is especially true if you are dealing with a documentary. 4540 W Bradford Ct, New Palestine, IN 46163 is For Sale 4540 W Bradford Ct, New Palestine, IN 46163 Hidden from search results View Larger View larger View larger map Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012 By Dean Praetorius | HuffingtonPost.com Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily. Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.
Art More than 400 invited guests attended the opening event of The Art Hunter in Sydney on Tuesday night. The Art Hunter launch is a collaboration between The Cool Hunter and Jaguar, and the opening night was also the Australian debut of the spectacular Jaguar C-X17 concept car. To present The Art Hunter, we engaged our dream team of collaborators, led by the incomparable Natalie Longeon, Peter Pengly and Phil Barker from The Artistry (they designed and executed our Summer Lovers store as well), to transform a 500 m2 warehouse in Alexandria into a genuinely exciting, temporary three-week art exhibition experience. The Art Hunter is not a white-walled space where you quietly walk past pieces of art. Instead, it is an eclectic and vibrant environment where every wall is a different colour (by our paint sponsor Taubmans), where there is no natural light and where the work of more than 40 artists, curated by us, is not only on display but also for sale. Closes Sunday 30 March
The Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on the Attention and Memory of Bystanders The pervasive use of cell phones impacts many people–both cell phone users and bystanders exposed to conversations. This study examined the effects of overhearing a one-sided (cell phone) conversation versus a two-sided conversation on attention and memory. In our realistic design, participants were led to believe they were participating in a study examining the relationship between anagrams and reading comprehension. While the participant was completing an anagram task, the researcher left the room and participants overheard a scripted conversation, either two confederates talking with each other or one confederate talking on a cell phone. Upon the researcher’s return, the participant took a recognition memory task with words from the conversation, and completed a questionnaire measuring the distracting nature of the conversation.
The Expert Enough Manifesto The Expert Enough Manifesto is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Feel free to share the work anywhere, please just link back here if you don’t mind. New: order the Expert Enough Manifesto as a poster at CafePress! Heart-Shaped Origami I had lunch with my sister yesterday at an American-Chinese restaurant and while we were waiting to be seated, something on the cashier counter caught my eye. It was an eloquent money origami flower arrangement. When I got home, I googled "money origami" and browsed through many instructions until I decided on making a heart-shaped money origami. In case you don't know what origami is, the literal translation is "folding paper". Ori means "folding" and gami means "paper". Contrary to popular belief, the art of folding paper into ornaments, shaped figures, and animals originated in China around 100AD not Japan.
Hey, Let's Fix The Internet I'm not the oldest guy in the world, not by any stretch, but I do remember a time before the Internet. And I remember when it first showed up, full of promise and potential none of us understood. I remember when you needed to make your computer dial a number to access it, and I remember the Internet tying up phone lines, and I remember suddenly losing your Red Alert game if someone in your house tried to make a phone call. I remember it being so new that the majority of people didn't even have it; if you didn't have it set up yet, you would just go to your friend's house-- the one friend you knew who had it -- and you'd simply "play Internet" for a while. I remember Google not existing.
Storyboard Of the thousands and thousands of micro-cultures extant today, the pursuit of bending things is a particularly niche obsession. This is the world of Bending Steel, which follows the personal journey of Chris Schoeck as he tries to find path forward to improving his body, mind, and spirit. He locates this path via the traditions of the vaudeville strongmen of Coney Island, who were known to bend nails, horseshoes, and steel bars with their hands, legs, necks, or even their hair and teeth. Crookedbrains Collection of 'Coolest Furniture Ideas from Reused Materials' from all over the world. Pallet Table: Make your own succulent pallet table; just follow the tutorial. Pallets Furniture: This cool and comfortable furniture is made using shipping pallets and comes from Eduardo Gonçalves. Pallet Project by MOST Architecture: Using 270 pallets, the MOST Architecture created this interior design of an office for an advertising company in Amsterdam.
50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know what we mean… fantastic text effects, innovative button styles, space-saving navigation systems, subtly animated form elements… that kind of thing. We have organised the tutorials and techniques into the following categories: Typography Techniques; Button Tutorials, Menu &, Navigation Techniques, Form Element Tutorials, SVG &, CSS Styling Techniques, Styling Anchor Links, Web Page Components Tutorials, CSS Layout Techniques, and finally a mixed bag of cool miscellaneous tutorials. Here you go…