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IT tools and gadgets

blog post image I really enjoy finding tools that just do the job and don't try to profit from you or your data. Here are some of the ones that I find useful. Send a large file or lots of files Transfer files up to 6GB in size. No registration required. No ads. Links expire. FileTransfer.io ... https://filetransfer.io/...

England's 'freedom day' marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

blog post image Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation.

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants

blog post image  All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, change over time. Most changes have little to no impact on the virus’ properties. However, some changes may affect the virus’s properties, such as how easily it spreads, the associated disease severity, or the performance...

World's wealthiest (and 'business as usual') 'at heart of climate problem'

blog post image "These [polluter elite] are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not. … They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels...

Use of 360° virtual reality video in medical obstetrical education: a quasi-experimental design Vera Arents. Pieter C.

blog post image Background Video-based teaching has been part of medical education for some time but 360° videos using a virtual reality (VR) device are a new medium that offer extended possibilities. We investigated whether adding a 360° VR video to the internship curriculum leads to an improvement of long-term recall...

AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough

blog post image AT&T admits fiber is most "future-proof" but wants US to fund slower networks.

Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding | Science-Based Medicine: Ed. Note: Today

blog post image Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding | Science-Based Medicine: Ed. Note: Today we present a guest post from Josh Cuevas, a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia. Enjoy! "Since early on...

9 errors of judgement about the pandemic

blog post image America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral: As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.

Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens.

blog post image “Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens.” “By tracking mutations to the virus as it spreads, scientists are creating a family tree in nearly real time, which they say can help pinpoint how the infection is hopping between countries.” This demonstrates how the use of...

YouTube

blog post image YouTube’s algorithm is pushing climate misinformation videos, and their creators are profiting from it: One-fifth of the ads on climate misinformation videos were from Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, or other green/environmental groups. "Avaaz cites YouTube’s much-debated algorithms as the main...

Australia Rolls Out AI-Powered Phone Detection Road Cameras - ExtremeTech: The Australian state of New South Wales is the

blog post image Australia Rolls Out AI-Powered Phone Detection Road Cameras - ExtremeTech: The Australian state of New South Wales is the first in the world to deploy phone detection cameras on its roads.

Video for learning

blog post image Video for learning is great at some things, not so great at others. Great summary of recent evidence from Donald Clark. What can we learn from Netflix? (Use technology appropriately not just the buzzwords) Episodic vs. Semantic memory (Remembering the right things from video isn't as easy as you think)...

Teaching a difficult topic in medical genetics using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game.

blog post image Teaching a difficult topic using a problem-based concept resembling a computer game: development and evaluation of an e-learning application for medical molecular genetics: E-learning through serious gaming. Teaching concepts such as genetic testing and the digital literacy required to analyse data can...

Are there automation-resistant intelligences? The question we all want to ask is 'will my job be taken over by a robot?'

blog post image Are there automation-resistant intelligences? The question we all want to ask is 'will my job be taken over by a robot?' "Our model predicts that most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labour in production occupations,...

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns: More than 4.5 million affected, says UN group, while tests

blog post image Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns: More than 4.5 million affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads

Winners of the 2018 PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize | PLOS Biologue: It's time to celebrate the best of PLOS

blog post image Winners of the 2018 PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize | PLOS Biologue: It's time to celebrate the best of PLOS Computational Biology! In 2017 PLOS Computational Biology launched the "PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize" program with the aim to recognize some of the journal's most outstanding...

The Red Roads to Timbuktu : Image of the Day: Iron-rich laterite give the roads to this remote city in central Mali a distinctive

blog post image The Red Roads to Timbuktu : Image of the Day: Iron-rich laterite give the roads to this remote city in central Mali a distinctive color.

Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR: Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is

blog post image Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR: Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed. Haptic feedback added to the virtual experience of anatomy and pathology. I'm not usually a techno-enthusiast but this has enormous potential for surgical skills training....

A cheap pollution sensor will keep you off the dirtiest roads: This wearable device reveals exposure to the three worst

blog post image A cheap pollution sensor will keep you off the dirtiest roads: This wearable device reveals exposure to the three worst pollutants, linking it with online maps to help you avoid poor air, a bit like a Fitbit for pollution

Facebook trial hides alcohol adverts: The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for

blog post image Facebook trial hides alcohol adverts: The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.