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Will MIT Scientists' Powerful Magnet Lead Us to Nuclear Fusion Energy? - Slashdot

blog post image "A start-up founded by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is nearing a technological milestone that could take the world a step closer to fusion energy, which has eluded scientists for decades," reports the New York Times: Researchers at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fus...

OpenAI's Codex Translates Everyday Language Into Computer Code

blog post image The company believes its Codex machine learning algorithm is the next step in programming—a sidekick for coders to speed up the work and ease the drudgery.

Outgoing U.N. aid chief slams G7 for failing on vaccine plan

blog post image Outgoing U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock slammed the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday for failing to come up with a plan to vaccinate the world against COVID-19, describing the G7 pledge to provide 1 billion doses over the next year as a "small step."

Using Markov chain model to evaluate medical students’ trajectory on progress tests and predict USMLE step 1 scores---a

blog post image Background Medical students must meet curricular expectations and pass national licensing examinations to become physicians. However, no previous studies explicitly modeled stages of medical students acquiring basic science knowledge. In this study, we employed an innovative statistical model to characterize...

Cornish couple feel 'discriminated against' over wedding language

blog post image "Steph Norman and Aaron Willoughby cannot have their ceremony entirely in Cornish." Apparently they could conduct it English obviously but also in Welsh (which is close to Cornish) but it highlights the lack of legal formality to the Cornish language.

Perseverance on Mars: Where it is, and what the next steps are

blog post image NASA's first chat about its newest rover talks about the landing and what's next. "In their first press conference following Perseverance's successful landing on Mars, NASA and JPL scientists revealed some information on where the rover landed and what to expect for the next several days and weeks as...

Current themes and challenges facing HPE accreditation in the 21st century

blog post image A supplement in BMC Medical Education on Health Professional Education accreditation from the community of practice The International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IFPAOC) - which was founded in 2012. This supplement focuses on graduate and residency programmes but it also addresses...

The Sandwich principle: assessing the didactic effect in lectures on

blog post image The Sandwich principle: assessing the didactic effect in lectures on “cleft lips and palates”: A teaching concept, that takes individual learning and personal belongings into account, is called the “sandwich principle.” This didactic method is an educational concept that alternates consecutively...

Performance of China

blog post image Performance of China’s new medical licensing examination for rural general practice: To evaluate the performance of China’s new medical licensing examination (MLE) for rural general practice, which determines the number of qualified doctors who can provide primary care for China’s rural residents,...

New Steps to Combat Disinformation - Microsoft on the Issues: Today, Microsoft announces two new technologies to help battle

blog post image New Steps to Combat Disinformation - Microsoft on the Issues: Today, Microsoft announces two new technologies to help battle disinformation – Newsguard, which will allow users to check the accuracy of the content they are reading, and Video Authenticator, which can detect deepfakes and other synthetic...

Open source learning analytics

blog post image Stephen's Web ~ Learning Analytics beyond the LMS: Enabling Connected Learning via Open Source Analytics in ‘the wild’ ~ Stephen Downes "This excellent report (55 page PDF) will introduce you to the Connected Learning Analytics (CLA) toolkit." Overview of an approach to learning analytics.

Abandon lectures: increase attendance, attitudes and attainment

blog post image Abandon lectures: increase attendance, attitudes and attainment: In a recent debate with Stephen Downes, I spent some time going through dozens of papers and meta-studies showing that the lecture is a larg...

Milasen - a drug developed for a single patient.

blog post image Patient-Customized Oligonucleotide Therapy for a Rare Genetic Disease | NEJM: Summary Genome sequencing is often pivotal in the diagnosis of rare diseases, but many of these conditions lack specific treatments. We describe how molecular diagnosis of a rare, fatal neurodegenerative condition led to the...

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...

Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020: The 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system is used

blog post image Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020: The 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system is used by researchers to make systems that learn and see the world more like humans. "At the DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit today in Detroit, Intel plans to unveil an 8-million-neuron...

Phrase of the day: "Future-directed Postfactual Speculation". A planning technique ('backcasting' - analogous to 'forecasting')

blog post image Phrase of the day: "Future-directed Postfactual Speculation". A planning technique ('backcasting' - analogous to 'forecasting') for deciding what steps would need to be taken to reach a particular future state. Used by futurists to help identify important factors that may lie ahead. "Backcasting is increasingly...

Healthcare students' perceptions about their role, confidence and competence to deliver brief public health interventions

blog post image Healthcare students' perceptions about their role, confidence and competence to deliver brief public health interventions and advice: Public health improvement has long been an important focus for the United Kingdom Department of Health. The Allied Health Professions (AHP) Federation has 84,000 members,...

Day 1408 - #thecrapartist - Garden steps and foliage. Supportive advice from the pro artist was to use a sponge to build

blog post image Day 1408 - #thecrapartist - Garden steps and foliage. Supportive advice from the pro artist was to use a sponge to build up foliage. Will now have to invest in a sponge - an expensive watercolour sponge of course.

Day 1406 - #thecrapartist - Roman doorway with Madonna and child. Quite happy with the brass colour on the foot of the door

blog post image Day 1406 - #thecrapartist - Roman doorway with Madonna and child. Quite happy with the brass colour on the foot of the door - but perhaps not so with the angle. Copying a smaller sketch to the larger 'masterpiece' was really time consuming and forgot to correct the perspective of the step.

Stephen's Web ~ Blockchain in Education ~ Stephen Downes

blog post image Stephen's Web ~ Blockchain in Education ~ Stephen Downes