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Quantum Computing And The Value Of Storytelling In Science Readwrite
Station Q is a Microsoft Research post staffed with some of the brightest mathematicians and researchers on the planet, working to solve the basic questions of quantum computing. Last week Microsoft published an compelling tale on how its researchers and scientists are forging ahead in the race to answer the questions of quantum mechanics and eventually, build a stable quantum computer.
Quantum computing is the most important burgeoning field of computer science and research that could have the most profound evolutionary effect on the human race of any technology ever discovered. But most people have no idea what it is and it is an extremely hard story to tell.
A fundamental conundrum exists in the realm of scientific research: those that know how to tell the stories of their work are heard (and subsequently funded) while those who are poor at storytelling are often forgotten and neglected, regardless of the quality of their work.
For scientists, storytelling is almost an evolutionary trait. The better story tellers get their message out there which means that their work will receive more scrutiny (and hence, validation if they are right) than lesser storytellers.
Should We Stop Teaching Calculus In High School? Forbes
Math education needs a reboot. Kids today are growing up into a world awash in data, and they need new skills to make sense of it all.
The list of high school math courses in the U.S. hasn’t changed for decades: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. These are all fine subjects, but they don’t serve the needs of the 21st century.
What math courses do young people really need? Two subjects are head-smackingly obvious: computer science and statistics. Most high schools don’t offer either one. With computers controlling so much of their lives, from their phones to their cars to the online existence, we ought to teach our kids what’s going on under the hood. And programming will teach them a form of logical reasoning that is missing from the standard math curriculum.
It's an interesting argument but: Why couldn't schools teach all three subjects?
WriteLaTeX Picks Up Funding to Push its Collaborative Academic Writing Tool Venturebeat
Remember how painful it was to write your papers in college? Well, it could be 10 times worse: Imagine you work in academia and you’re collaborating with people around the globe to publish a research paper.
WriteLaTeX saves the day by providing a collaborative writing web service that streamlines the publishing process. And now it can improve its service, thanks to an investment it announced last week from Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Science and Education, which publishes Nature, Scientific American, and other titles.
WriteLaTeX provides an online service called Overleaf that enables researchers to write papers together using the LaTeX markup language. More than 50,000 authors from more than 1,000 institutions have created more than 500,000 projects with Overleaf, according to WriteLaTeX’s website.
Can Video Help Learning And Development? Business 2 Community
Learning through visuals instead of getting your head stuck into a textbook is not something new, but it is something that continues to make its stamp on the education world.
According to Bombora, a webinar and live streaming specialist, since 2000 the global E-learning market has grown by a massive 900%. Video as a whole has grown a huge amount more than this.
The importance of interactivity is something that needs to be addressed and through video, this can happen. It gives the audience a sense of one-on-one learning and can often help produce better results.
With the continued digital revolution, more and more people are absorbing media on-the-go and one way people enjoy media is through video. Smartphones and tablets make it convenient and accessible to learn anywhere there is an internet connection, keeping people connected easily.
The Worst Educational Comic Book Superheroes Ever Created iO9
Comic books have time and again proven their worth as a way to educate and raise awareness about social issues. While some publishers have used famous superheroes, others have opted to create their own defenders of truth, justice and bicycle safety... often with regrettable results.
With that said, meet the Not-So-Super Superfriends like: Ray Cycle, Nutri-Man, Vita-Woman and more.
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