Technology In School

School Board ok's new technology, Ketchikan wins Edgenuity prize …
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Sami Wright is one of the students in the video Ketchikan submitted for the Edgenuity video contest. At the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board meeting Wednesday night, the board approved new technology for the …

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Robo-termites will stack boxes <i>IN SPAAACE</i>
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Swarms of worker-bots could build structures in dangerous conditions Researchers at Harvard University have developed a small robot designed to work in large groups to build structures.…

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Elon Musk Says Larger Batteries Might Be On the Way
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mknewman writes “Elon Musk intimated that more-powerful batteries could be on the way for the Model S. The most potent battery pack currently offered in the Model S holds 85 kWh of juice, or enough for 265 miles of driving. Musk wasn’t terribly specific, however: ‘There is the potential for bigger battery packs in the […]

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Report: School technology price tag as much as $750 million | The …
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House Speaker Becky Lockhart unveiled details of her plan to invest as much as $300 million for technology in schools Thursday, but a soon-to-be released report suggests the price tag to put devices in every …

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‘The Mystery of the Martian Doughnut’ solved by NASA sleuths
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Definitely not a fast-growing fungus – sadly NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory says it has solved the mystery of a doughnut-shaped rock that appeared in front of its Opportunity Mars rover in January.…

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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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