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Apr 8, 2020

The Future is Now | Life after Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI, transportation

These days, neural networks, deep learning and all types of sensors allow AI to be used in healthcare, to operate self-driving cars and to tweak our photos on Instagram.

In the #future, the ability to learn, to emulate the creative process and to self-organize may give rise to previously unimagined opportunities and unprecedented threats.

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Apr 8, 2020

Dyson Creates 44 Free Engineering & Science Challenges for Kids Quarantined During COVID-19

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, engineering, science

A heads up: Dyson has “created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti,” writes the Dezeen website. They go on to add: “Comprised of 22 science tasks and 22 engineering activities, the Challenge Cards can be completed by children using common household items such as eggs, string and balloons.” You can also find a related playlist of videos on YouTube, one of which appears above.

This engineering/science activities have been added to our refreshed collection, 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More. If you know of any great K-12 resources, especially ones that are always free, please add them in the comments below, and we will try to add them to the list.

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Apr 7, 2020

Robots replace Japanese students at graduation amid coronavirus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, education, robotics/AI

Welcome to the twilight zone.


TOKYO (Reuters) — Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home.

The robots, dubbed “Newme” by developer ANA Holdings, were dressed in graduation caps and gowns for the ceremony at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo.

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Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update 8: Zinc and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, health, media & arts

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the combination of zinc and hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial for the treatment of Covid-19:


We have been asked again and again — “What else can I do, apart from social distancing, hand hygiene, and so on, to protect myself from COVID-19?” There are additional actions that can be taken.

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Apr 6, 2020

Who was Bill Gates Before Microsoft?

Posted by in category: education

Ladies Monday with ReallyGraceful.


This is a video about the philanthropic billionaire, Bill Gates. We go into his family history, his early childhood, education, extracurriculars, and time at Harvard to answer the question “Who was Bill Gates before Microsoft?” Support my channel on Patreon: http://patreon.com/reallygraceful

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Apr 2, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, encryption, privacy, space travel

NASA, one of SpaceX’s biggest customers, also prohibits its employees from using Zoom, said Stephanie Schierholz, a spokeswoman for the U.S. space agency.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston office on Monday issued a warning about Zoom, telling users not to make meetings on the site public or share links widely after it received two reports of unidentified individuals invading school sessions, a phenomenon known as “zoombombing.”

Investigative news site The Intercept on Tuesday reported that Zoom video is not end-to-end encrypted between meeting participants, and that the company could view sessions.

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Apr 1, 2020

How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived

Posted by in categories: education, health

Past public health crises inspired innovations in infrastructure, education, fundraising and civic debate.

Mar 30, 2020

4 ways COVID-19 could change how we educate future generations

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education

The coronavirus crisis has pushed schooling on to remote platforms. It’s an opportunity to rethink how education should work.

Mar 30, 2020

HOW COVID-19 KILLS–I’m a Surgeon–And Why We Can’t Save You

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, finance, neuroscience

Dr. Duc Vuong, World’s #1 Weight Loss Surgeon, Author of 13 books, explains how coronavirus kills its victims.

Talk with Dr. V Live at https://www.facebook.com/doctorvuong

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Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus helped Google Classroom surpass 50 million downloads

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, neuroscience

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most schools and universities around the world have had to close. Institutions have turned to services such as Zoom and Google Classroom, which have skyrocketed to being the most popular ones on the Play Store. Google’s service has become so famous that it just passed 50 million downloads.

AppBrain’s data shows the app was not even in the top 100 most popular at the beginning of the month but has rapidly spiked starting March 10 to reach the top 5 most popular ones in the US last week. In fact, the app is also being downloaded massively all around the world, as it’s amongst the most installed ones in Indonesia, Mexico, Canada, Finland, Italy, and Poland as well.

In times like this, it’s heartwarming to see there are free platforms readily available for teachers and students to keep learning and stay in touch, helping them continue to learn despite being on lockdown.

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