Quantum mechanics for cat lovers – Newton strikes back.

July 31, 2008

I just love Journey By Starlight: Quantum mechanics for cat lovers – Newton strikes back. and everything at http://journeybystarlight.blogspot.com I’ve seen so far. Now, how to work it into my science course. Of course, I think that George Berkeley (1685-1753) said it all before… Berkeley theorized that individuals cannot know if an object is; they […]

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Cuil…. ZOMG!

July 31, 2008

I finally went to play with Cuil, the killer search engine set to destroy Google. I was really impressed. Impressed with all the hype out of something that it this stage really suxxors. I guess the need for accurate results is totally unnecessary when it comes to search engines. Actually, it is not totally useless, […]

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Cliff Stoll on Everything

July 31, 2008

I’m sure you’re all aware of Cliff’s catching of KGB hackers in the 80s. He’s wonderful to watch, and listen to… he believes computers don’t belong in schools… YAY. And what does he want? Sabrina, my RA this fall, sent me the video. Her favourite quote is If you really wanna know about the future, […]

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Cell Phone Reads to the Blind : NPR

July 30, 2008

Saw this on TV yesterday for a moment, and haven’t found more recent info, but yuka wants one… Cell Phone Reads to the Blind : NPR A new cell phone offers the smallest text-to-speech reading device ever built, a device especially useful for people with impaired vision. The phone and software come with a $2,000 […]

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Harry Potterology meets Physics theories…

July 30, 2008
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Dynamics of Cats : Physics Made Magical strangely makes this all sensible. 0. Newtonian gravity is Ron. Solid, dependable, good long heritage. It has its limits, but is surprisingly powerful. 1. Electromagnetism is Snape. You must master E&M, but so many have irrational fear or hatred of it. It leads to deep unification and glimpses […]

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First solar powered community in north america… in alberta!

July 30, 2008

EcoGeek – Technology for the Environment says: The importance of green buildings can’t be ignored, and this seriously cool community of 52 houses is showing what’s possible in micro-communities. The Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks, Alberta has put up 800 solar panels on garage roofs to help cover their heating needs. The solar power-heated […]

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Exiles (Exils) – Gatlif

July 29, 2008
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Yuka and I watched Tony Gatlif’s Exiles (Exils) tonight. I bought it a while ago, but hadn’t gotten around to watching it. It is about two people who walk out of their paris apartment with nothing but their clothes and basically walk to algeria in search of their roots. And hilarity ensues.

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July FINE Newsletter: The Role of Technology in Family Involvement / FINE Newsletter Archive / FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators / Family Involvement / HFRP – Harvard Family Research Project

July 29, 2008

July FINE Newsletter: The Role of Technology in Family Involvement from / FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators at harvard looks good.

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Dipity Timelines

July 29, 2008

Jen just sent me to Dipity. “Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about.” And it looks like an amazing tool for creating public timelines on topics in a collaborative manner. I’m trying to imagine how I’ll use it in my classes, but if […]

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Webworlds says JuliaD is cool.

July 29, 2008

Webworlds says, “And don’t miss the wonderful Don’t forget your shovel. by the educationalist Julia Dicum, on world affairs, books, food, Afghanistan… There just isn’t time enough in the day.” And I agree.

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