Sunday, October 16, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/15/16

Last update: Sunday 10/16/16 @ 4:30 pm
This week's cover = Obama fist-bumps first man who can feel with mind-controlled robotic hand ... Other top stories = Samsung kills Galaxy Note 7 ... Google & Facebook team up to lay LA to Hong Kong cable ... Palantir denies bias against Asians

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 10/15/16.

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 ... DARPA's robotic hand ++++++++++++ 
  1. Obama fist-bumps the first man who can feel with his mind-controlled robotic hand ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider, Engadget, Digital Trends ... and DARPA
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen  + 3
  1. FAMU shines in NASA HBCU Technology Infusion Road Tour
  1. Congrats to @ncatasuaggies - first place winner of ! ... DLL Editor's note -- This hackathon was covered by a DLL Storify
  1. Astrophysicist and HBCU grad Hakeem Oluseyi is making waves He's learned to face adversity head-on while forging .…
  1. has received a $400,000 grant from the NSF to increase the number of minority students in STEM programs.
  1. Science student gets national honor, heads to Florida for research ->
  1. CREST Center earns $5M grant to study how nanoparticles impact environment!
  2. IBM and Shaw University: An EPIC Partnership - Citizen IBM Blog
  1. Morgan State receives $140,000 NSF grant for early engagement research: .
  1. Physics-sciences department earns $1.8M from for research, teaching, mentoring!
  1. Wow! JSU gets $6 million grant for bio-resource study of sustainable food, energy, water!
  1. Harris-Stowe STEM students with Dr. Warmack celebrating the $5 mil NSF grant!

  1. National Science Foundation granted WSSU $400,000 for new psychology program
  1. Honored to meet Ira,Jamel,Jarrell,Moses & Kingsley at Crown Forum. They're our dividends!
  1. FAMU scientist earns gold medal for local society
  1. ‘Hidden Figures’ Movie To Tell Story Of Three AKAs Who Helped NASA Catch Up In The Space Race via
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. Higher ed leaders id insufficient state funding of public universities as significant obstacle to student success:
  1. Foreign-born professors account for U.S. Nobel haul
  1. Did your biggest issue make the list? Get a preview of the 2017 Top 10 IT Issues with at
  1. U of Michigan launches yearlong Academic Innovation Initiative to promote experimentation
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  1. Noodle Partners Goes After the $1.5 Billion Online Degree Market:
  1. McGraw-Hill Education acquires fourth edtech company... via
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. OLC Effective Practice Award recipients: 's Michael Brown, Tommy Bennett & Lewis Williams. See all :
  1. MOOCs versus Coding Bootcamps — Class Central
  1. California's Online Education Initiative connects community college classes across institutions
  1. Worth a look: The Top 50 Free Online Courses, Based on Student Reviews
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 Dozen - 3

Top Story #1 ... Samsung kills Note 7 ++++++++++++++
  1. Samsung kills the Galaxy Note 7 for good ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Digital Trends, NY Times, VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal ... then government bans Note 7 from flights as covered by Computerworld, The Next Web, Engadget, Recode, CNET
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Top Story #2 ... Google/Facebook cable +++++++++++
  1. Facebook and Google are teaming up to build an 8,000-mile internet cable that'll stretch between LA and Hong Kong: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, CNET, Engadget, ZDNet, The Verge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat
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  1. Apple is opening an R&D center in the home of China's tech boom   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
  1. Those Facebook reminders about voter registration really worked ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Gizmodo

  1. Deep Linking Explained: The differences between basic deep links, deferred deep links and c...
  1. Why Silicon Valley pushes for "immigration reform" -- old article, but still worth reading ==> via
  1. Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
  1. The 'single most important step' to fight climate change has been taken in a historic agreement
  1. The Department of Defense launches a tech accelerator to solve 'national security challenges'
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  1. Employment in China’s tech industry by
  1. Verizon leaves has opened the door to a potential renegotiation of its $4.8 billion Yahoo takeover plan 🔓  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, Ars Technica, ZDNet
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The Cloud ...

  1. Amazon's major rival, VMware, gives in and brings its own software to Amazon's cloud ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, VentureBeat, TechCrunch
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. DeepMind's differentiable neural computer helps you navigate the subway with its memory by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget

  1. Here’s how The White House wants the U.S. to approach AI R&D ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Computerworld

  1. Everything You Wanted to Know About Chatbots But Were Afraid to Ask
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. Graph databases are helping NASA's biggest brains save millions and get to space faster
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. U.S. government keeps up fight over info stored on foreign servers
  1. The US is reportedly considering a cyber attack to 'embarrass' Russia over alleged hacking
  1. ACLU exposes Facebook, Twitter for selling surveillance company user data by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diversity Inc
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D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story #3 ... Palantir denies bias ++++++++++++
  1. Palantir to Department of Labor: We hire plenty of Asians   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, NYTimes
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  1. Google goes to Oakland, Harlem to reach black, Latino youth via
  1. 0 women won Nobel Prizes in 2016 and have been consistently overlooked for awards — via
  1. “Code Everywhere: Recap of Luma Lab’s Summer of Tech” by
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Congrats to for being named "Game Changer of the Year".
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Coding & Coders
  1. Learning the Art of Data Science from Johns Hopkins University
  1. Report: Tech sector growing, but IT is hemorrhaging jobs
  1. . is looking for the next class of Entrepreneurs in Residence. Become part of the community:
  1. This student is leading an effort to graduate 10,000 black engineers annually.
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
  1. Is machine learning sexist?
  1. Beyond the Binary: Education, Disruption, and The Learning Economy via
  1. The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity's future by
  1. ‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning:
  1. The existential question of higher education
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. A6 (cont) Good read on STEM Majors with the best value >>>>>
  1. Here's why contract theory deserves a Nobel Prize — via

  1. On , WIRED highlights the women in changing our world
  1. Interview with Bill V. Mullen on his book 'W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line'

  1. Inside the Bill Gates-backed startup on a mission to reinvent meat
F. Chuckles ... One-third Dozen
  1. Memes made the presidential debate great again

  1. Aces at @[FiveThirtyEight] mapped what would happen if only men or women voted. Then Twitter got ahold of the idea.
  1. TRUMP: I like to sexually assault women 
    WOMEN: We agree  
    TRUMP: Liars

  1. We figure Trump's chance of winning the White House is now at 11%.
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