Turns out Einstein was a pretty smart guy. As it turns out, the theory of relativity destroying and highly controversial discovery of particles moving faster than the speed of light was the result of a loose cable.
This also is a nice moment for all researchers that even the guys at CERN can sometimes succumb to tech failures.
In this article from the Chronicle, author and Cultural Studies professor Timothy Messer-Kruse writes about his experience attempting to correct a factual error on Wikipedia and the difficulty that the democratic editing policies pose towards "truth".
This article is a report from the Inaugural Interaction Design awards. I thought that in light of Gary's presentation on the expansive and experimental goals of the lab that this article might be of particular interest.
As we begin to brainstorm ideas for reaching people and moving outside of the predictable education system, I think it's going to be more and more important to be building what I think of as "bridge" tools, which live between formerly siloed worlds (Education ...
Just click through . . . there aren't ways to explain this other than awesome.
With easy navigation and identifiable (from an American perspective for sure), landmasses and planets for comparison, this is a cool and simple exploration of size and scope within our universe.
Above find an interview with the author Rebecca MacKinnon on her new book about information/data privacy online and the complexities of this new issue. I for one, can't wait to read this book.
I receive a digest from the Chronicle every once in a while and today had a link to this feature which is filled with opportunities to download and look at research (including white papers) and experiments into online learning environments.
I thought this might be a good thing to be aware of for the mSchool!
Get out of that public domain, foreign works!
Reported here is a brief summary of the US Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of Congress' right to restore copyright protection in foreign works where the work was never registered in the US and the full copyright term has expired.
Here's the full ruling if you'd like some light reading.