Sunday, October 02, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/1/16

Last update: Sunday 10/2/16 @ 1:30 pm
This week's cover =  ESA's Rosetta spacecraft completes 12 year mission  ... Other top stories = Musk plans to colonize Mars ...  Facebook's arctic server farm ... and Big Five form AI partnership


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/1/16.


A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4


Cover Story ... ++++++++++++ 

  1. Rosetta goes out in a blaze of glory — and science ... DLL Editor's note: This story also covered by CNET, Gizmodo, NASA, Mashable, Economist, BBC, Popular Science, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NY Times
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 2
  1. JSU's political science department intersects race and biology with latest research efforts
  1. SSU participates in cyber security research:
  1. Awesome! JSU gets $250,000 contract from Corps of Engineers to eliminate depleted uranium
  1. Morgan State receives more than $1M in National Science Foundation Grant Funding in 2016:
  1. to Share $23 Million Five-Year Research Grant
  1. At , we are creating opportunities for students in the STEM field.
  1. FAMU Leads Multi-Million Dollar Consortium on Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  1. NIH Funds Training of Minority Pharmacy Students at Hampton University
  2. professor in the School of Pharmacy is looking in an unusual venue for inspiration in creating antibiotics
  1. Lincoln University Awarded $50,000 for STEM Study Abroad Program
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 3
  1. IT workers fear more outsourcing at U of California system
  1. Congratulations to the 2016 EDUCAUSE Award Recipients: William Graves, Donald Spicer, Timothy Chester & Emily Lynema
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Udacity launches VR Developer nanodegree in partnership with Google, HTC, and Upload ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. The future of education may be online.
  1. Attend Harvard's Largest Class With The Magic of — Class Central
  1. A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities
  1. ew Research: Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness in using tech tools to pursue
  1. EdX and Top Universities Launch MicroMasters, Accelerate Earning a Master’s Degree
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen - 2

Top Story #1 ... Musk to Mars ++++++++++++++

  1. Elon Musk announces his plan to colonize Mars and save us all. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, The Verge, Gizmodo, Mashable, Bloomberg, ZDNet, TechCrunch, Recode, Business Insider
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  1. NASA's big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa:
  1. Bees placed on the endangered species list in the U.S. for the first time
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Meerkat, star of 2015, is officially dead by
  1. THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING REPORT: Why shipping could be the next billion dollar opportunity fo...
  1. SAP allots $2 billion for IoT investments, buys software firm
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The Cloud ...

  1. Microsoft is putting cloud-computing services in cars made by Nissan and Renault
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

Top Story #3 ... AI partnership ++++++++++++
  1. Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft come together to create historic Partnership on AI by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge, Fortune, Popular Science, Wired, Guardian, Business Insider ... and the Partnership on AI
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  1. Researchers reverse engineered and reconstructed someone else's machine learning engine—using machine learning:
  1. Cybathlon, the world’s first ‘bionic , merges tech, disabled athletes
  1. An infusion of artificial intelligence makes Google Translate more powerful than ever:
  1. From chatbots to Einstein, artificial intelligence as a service, by from
  1. IBM rolls out advertising campaign powered by artificial intelligence
  1. What happens to the Google cash machine if web search eventually becomes outmoded? That worry isn’t far-fetched.
  1. Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all
  1. Microsoft merges Bing, Cortana, and Research to make 5,000-strong AI division by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

Top Story #2 ... Facebook's arctic server farm +++++++++++

  1.  Peek Inside Facebook's Data Center Near Arctic Circle: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Daily Mail, The Next Web
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Former Yahoo exec claims hack is much bigger than reported
  1. Machine learning offers new hope against cyber attacks ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
  1. Broadband access creeps along but DDoS attacks explode
D. Hackers ... Dozen -1
  1. A glimpse in : youth students having fun reviewing code & coding students working in the background. 🎯
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. U.S. Labor agency alleges that Peter Thiel's Palantir discriminates against Asian workers     ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
  1. Google to open Oakland tech lab amid diversity push via
  1. Our partnership featured in Forbes today. Coming to many cities near you soon : )
  1. Melinda Gates is launching a new initiative to promote women in tech
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. You are the new face of . Apply to the Residency today:
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Coding & Coders
  1. That you can write code in your browser makes it easier for you to learn new languages!
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: CUNY to Train, Hire 2,000 Students in Free Coding Bootcamps
  1. Thank you for signing 's AB 2329 creating a comprehensive statewide plan for computer science!
  1. If you want to get a visceral (and fun) understanding of programming, start with an Arduino
  1. CA initiates a three-year planning process to bring computer science curriculum to every grade in California’s public schools...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 3
  1. Google Assistant could be the killer bot, but it’s missing a key feature
  1. Why simplicity ensures that bots will kill 99% of apps by
  1. Unbundling and Rebundling: The Lasting Impact of Alternative Credentialing on Higher Ed cc:
  1. Solving The Education Conundrum Of Our Time: Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem — Class Central
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Here's a play by play of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's speech at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress
  1. The biggest threat to NASA's future isn't budget cuts--it's climate change:
  1. Amazon’s newest ambition: Challenging UPS and FedEx 🔓 
  1. Well written by + Arpan Chakraborty demystifying a hot job in demand in silicon valley. I like the comparison to Dat…
  1. If you want to learn Data Science, start with one of these programming classes
F. Chuckles ... 1/12th Dozen
  1. Trump’s climate-change conspiracy was the most retweeted tweet during the first debate
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