Technology In School

Lenovo net profit jumps 29 percent in 3Q on PC sales
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Chinese electronics giant reports $265 million in net profit in the third quarter on shipments of 15.3 million PCs.

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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal
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An anonymous reader writes “Brian Krebs has a followup to this week’s 400 Gbps DDoS attack using NTP amplification. Krebs, as a computer security writer, has often been the target of DDoS attacks. He was also hit by a 200Gbps attack this week (apparently, from a 15-year-old in Illinois). That kind of volume would have […]

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School District technology levy passing, 54 percent yes, 46 percent …
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The early results reflect a moment when only 9070 votes had been counted, 23.67 percent of the total pool of 38320 registered voters, but district success in this election requires only a simple majority.

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Diane Ravitch: 3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools – Scientific …
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Technology is transforming American education, for good and for ill. The good comes from the ingenious ways that teachers encourage their students to engage in science projects, learn about history by seeing the events for …

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Mars Sample Return: A Different Approach (1988)
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)-led joint JPL/Johnson Space Center (JSC) Mars Rover Sample Return (MRSR) study team completed its pre-Phase A study in September 1988. The team’s approach to bringing Mars samples to Earth raised eyebrows, for it was large …     

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Dubai Could Make Drone Deliveries Before Amazon Does
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Jeff Bezos says Amazon hopes to send delivery drones into the skies in four or five years. One city looks like it will get there a lot sooner.     

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How Fast Can a Skater Turn in the Speed Skating Short Track?
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In the short track speed skating event, skaters lean heavily during turns. What’s the maximum speed you could skate through one of these turns?     

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10,000 km road trip proves Galileo satnav works, says ESA
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Even with only four birds flying, Europe’s GPS alternative won’t let you get lost Europe’s alternative to the USA’s global positioning system (GPS) may only have four satellites in orbit, but European Space Agency (ESA) officials are confident that constellation delivers a valid service.…

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Rovio Teases New Angry Birds Game Stella
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Rovio has been posting teasers over the past few hours showing us what appears to be the introduction of a new character Stella to the Angry Birds Franchise. But wait! Doesn’t Stella already appear in the Angry Birds GO? Well, there appears to be a new twist to the ever angry franchise wherein a post […]

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