NASA announced last Tuesday that they would be releasing hundreds of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on NASA-funded research projects online. The articles are entirely free to access for any member of the public. The new service is a big deal for the space agency, which has been gathering scientific information on a huge variety of topics since it was established in 1958.
Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding. But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader. After all, the education market serves not only to instruct but also to invent.
It’s no secret that we’re living in an era of truly amazing mobile innovation.
If you’re pursuing a degree to enhance your career options, you’ll be glad to know that earning just about any degree will put you far ahead in the working world than someone who forgoes college altogether.
Today’s tech companies can no longer rely on breakthroughs, robust patent portfolios, or one dominant revenue stream. These companies must own the future. They must capture our imagination, earn our trust, and somehow keep our attention on them. And they must be very large and broad. Those that succeed will soon be worth trillions of dollars, and we won’t know what they actually do anymore.
The Inspark Science Network creators Arizona State University and Smart Sparrow believes that general science education is a big factor affecting college completion. That is why they developed the course with the aim to have more students complete their college education.
Intro Bio is one of many “weed-out classes” STEM majors wade through before obtaining the much-coveted, much-glorified Bachelor of Science. Though not a technical term, students christen courses “weed-outs” due to their ability to “weed out” those who may not have what it takes, so to speak, to pursue a particular subject.
Before Wenxia Man was arrested for attempting to broker the $50 million sale of military equipment to the Chinese government, she knew the risks. In conversations with an undercover federal agent posing as a dealer, the California woman admitted she knew smuggling three jet engines and a drone out of the U.S. would be illegal, according to federal court documents.
Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved.
There is no question that, by their very nature, artificial intelligence (AI) systems are more complex than traditional software systems where the parameters were built in and largely understandable. It was relatively clear how the older rules-based expert systems made decisions. In contrast, machine learning allows AI systems to continually adjust and improve based on experience.