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In emergency rooms and in the field, trauma triage judgments are made quickly and with incomplete information. Physicians rely on heuristics such as educated guesses, intuition, stereotyping, profiling, etc., to rapidly identify morbidities and make treatment decisions about severely injured patients. When calibrated well, heuristics allow doctors to function under conditions of time pressure and uncertainty. When calibrated poorly, they r...
Dragonflies are some of the best fliers in the insect world. Their highly evolved wing morphology enables fast flight, gliding, hovering and backwards flight, and they can travel thousands of miles over land and water, reaching altitudes of up to 6,000 meters. This gives them a major advantage over micro air vehicles, which can usually only fly for a few minutes at a time. That’s why scientists are equipping the bug’s body with a solar-power...
"We're ambitious and optimistic. By 2020 our work will have 30 million active participants inspiring more than 350 million people to create a new normal for girls." (Girl Effect) The Normals: Old and New Girl Effect is about transformation, specifically from the old normal to the new normal, where the old normal is represented by 60% of girls in P...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Study reveals harmless-looking kids’ app is really a monster in disguise.Full story from FastCoDesign 2. Nintendo Labo: Merg...
Differentiation refers to how teachers tailor instruction to individual needs. Research has shown that it positively impacts achievement and keeps high-ability students challenged in heterogeneous face-to-face classrooms. In this study, online teachers were asked to define what differentiation looked like in full-time online schools. It turns out that online teachers see it from two distinct perspectives: why a student needs diff...
Pranav Kothari is Domain Architect and Vice President of Large Scale Education Programs at Educational Initiatives. The company developed Mindspark, a technology-based, personalized, adaptive learning tool that draws on a database of questions and answers to anticipate common mistakes. Pranav led Mindspark Centres in the urban slums of D...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Educators Unite! Teachers form first virtual charter school union.Full story from NPR 2. Schools struggle to prep children for jobs in the age of automation.
Julialicia Case grew up in Germany, where she acquired a lifelong love for her Atari. She develops courses in digital creative writing and video games as literature at the University of Cincinnati, where she is a PhD student in fiction. She is a Fulbright Fellow, recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and winner of the Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers. Video games a...
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Transhumanism refers to an optimistic belief in the enhancement of the human condition through technology in all its forms.  It is rooted in the belief that humans can and will be enhanced by the genetic engineering and information technology of today, as well as anticipated advances, such as bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and molecular nanotechnology, resulting in an iteration of Homo sapiens enhanced or augmented, but still fundamentally human. 
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. NASA's 'Marsbees' may offer key advantages over rovers.Full story from FastCoDesign 2. Fribo the r...