Traditional educational tools present information to students in a conventional way: what they present is true and students are expected to learn what is presented. In a PhD study completed recently at the University of Eastern Finland, Andrés Moreno, MSc, developed a tool, Jeliot ConAn, that tricks students during their learning process. Jeliot ConAn uses "conflictive animations" to teach computer programming, which is a very challenging topic for students due to its abstract nature.
The University of Huddersfield’s Professor Wolfgang Faber is a newly-crowned Olympic champion. But his mind is the muscle behind the victory, for he is a member of a team of experts in a field of AI who successfully took part in a major international problem-solving contest.
AI (Artificial intelligence) and machine learning are the tech trends that will have the biggest impact on our lives over the next ten years according to two of the panelists at ScotSoft 2014. Speaking ahead of the event, which will include a forum on emerging trends. Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner, and Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED Magazine, highlighted AI as the development most likely to radically change the way we live and do business.
The August announcement that video games companies across the UK can claim corporation tax relief for the production of games qualifying under new cultural test regulations, is now followed by the launch of The NextGen Skills Academy at the London EGX games show
The most comprehensive family tree of meat-eating dinosaurs ever created is enabling scientists to discover key details of how birds evolved from them.The study has shown that the familiar anatomical features of birds – as feathers, wings and wishbones – all first evolved piecemeal in their dinosaur ancestors over tens of millions of years.
Almost everyone with jobs that would traditionally place them within the top 1% of society – as head teachers and GPs – are no longer part of that elite group. Most people are entirely excluded from the top 1%, no matter how well they do in a career. Inequality in Britain rises at an astonishing rate.
An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Clinical Institute of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna, demonstrates, through the use of a new antibody, how Parkinson's disease spreads from cell to cell in the human brain.
The Government’s plan to incorporate specialist businesses into the replacement IT system responsible for collecting £500bn worth of income tax is hailed as a wise move by Mark Colonnese, director, Aquarium Software. He may care to reflect on the monetary venom of frustrated big players.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a ‘Star of David’ molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century. The team’s findings are in the journal "Nature Chemistry".
As an ambitious, aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has begun in Sierra Leone, the disease's shape shifting expertise is revealed by an extensve team of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute while a Swedish geoinformatics expert urges the mappingof fruit bat habitats for disease causes and transmission.
The Lion and the Unicorn
Are now golfing the same ground
As they opt for being together
Being best for all, all round.
As neither fancies white bread,
Or even the brown,they are rejecting
Plumcake for confections of their own
The quirkiest take on the referendum lies in the hands of Orkney and Shetland as if either or both islands vote ‘No’ and Scotland as a whole votes ‘Yes’, it is possible that one or both might seek to hold a local referendum to decide their own futures, severally or acting together.
Weightless SIG has launched Weightless-N, a breakthrough, complementary open standard for IoT. The vision for Weightless SIG is to deliver wide-area machine connectivity standard that enables the 95% of the IoT opportunity denied by the high cost and power consumption characteristics of traditional cellular alternatives. This delivers on that vision and complements the existing Weightless-W standard through extension into the licence exempt frequency spectrum.
Major VAT rule changes that impact how tens of thousands of UK e-service providers that do business in the EU are less than four months away when on 1st January 2015, VAT on e-services must be calculated based on the end customer’s location. The majority of those affected are unprepared and at risk of heavy non-compliance penalties.
Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognised architect, innovator and educator is 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. She is also a Professor of the Practice of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture & Planning,and the first woman to hold that position at MIT. Like women in IT, architecture has formerly always favoured male proponents
Research carried out by the Department for Business innovation and skills, analysed how STEM (Science, Technology, Economics and Maths) subjects are perceived by young people on social media. Terms ‘geek’ and ‘boring’ were mentioned frequently online to describe technology based subjects.
“We know what we are looking for, we just haven’t found it yet." Research between Surrey and Ben-Gurion Universities (Israel) uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
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