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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Robot wars are coming sooner than you think!

You have to admire the ducking technique of King Kaiser


Cursive handwriting is dead, dead, dead.

I have to admit I see no point to this skill anymore. Read article entitled: "Cursive may be a fading skill, but so what?"

Google vs. Microsoft, The Battle is On!

Fascinating article in the LA Times about Microsoft and Google battling it out to see who will take over the lucrative $7.25 million email system for the city. The ramifications for future technology are huge. "The heart and soul of technology" may be at stake. Read more by clicking here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Customized artistic keyboards!

C'mon, you know you want a cool keyboard! This company has hundreds of designs they print right onton keyboards for some really cool stuff. Go to keyscaper.com for more info. Here's another design:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wow, super podcast resource for educators!

This place is amazing and so simple to use. It's the Education Podcast Network and they've put together in one place hundreds of podcasts from across the disciplines. Music, Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Health, Social Studies and many more!

Here's what they say: "The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. "

Check it out by going to: epnweb.org. You won't regret it if you do, but you will if you don't!

Calling all Geographers!

GIS Day is coming up November 18th. So check out all the cool activities by going to gisday.com. There are all kinds of awesome events going on around the globe. Make sure you're "in position" for GIS Day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nanobees fight cancer!

Nanotechnology fighting cancer cells? The time is now. For a long time now I have been excited about the prospect of cancer cells being destroyed by nanobots. And things are starting to happen.

"Particles on the nanoscale are small enough to enter cells, but big enough to carry large doses of drugs, said Robert Langer, Institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a leader in the nanotech field.

"We are gradually forming a pipeline of nanotechnology-based products," said Piotr Grodzinski, director of the National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, a program that funds eight Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence in the U.S., including Wickline's and Langer's research initiatives. "These things are happening as we speak.""

Read the full article here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Number of students using Google Apps on campus increases 400% from last year at same time.

Looks like a lot more students are using Google Apps with 5 million "going Google." Read about it straight from the Google Blog by CLICKING HERE.

And read about the Top 10 reasons to use Google Apps here!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wireless Electricity

I recently stumbled upon a very promising article about wireless electricity. Looks like it's happening... CLICK HERE