Sunday, July 09, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/8/17

Last update: Sunday 7/9/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  World leaders move forward on climate change without U.S. ... Other top stories = SpaceX third launch of Falcon 9 rocket in two weeks deploys satellite ... Hackers (possibly Russian) target U.S. nuclear plants ... North Korean missiles can reach Alaska

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 7/8/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... blah blah ++++++++++++ 

  1.  World leaders are moving forward on climate change without the U.S., declaring the Paris accord “irreversible” ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNN, The Guardian, BBC, LA Times
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  Bennett names Phyllis Dawkins as permanent president. ...
  1.  USDA Awards Grants to Local Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges - Lancaster Farming ...

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  1.  Morehouse sophomore creates “Werk” app to help college and high school students find gainful employment.
  1.  At BSU’s Computer Programming Camp, teens learned coding basics from talented mentors like computer science major Leo Genota.
  1.  Florida A&M University () awarded $550,000 grant from to produce diversity in STEM workforce ...
  1.  Meet Andy Dorfeuille, student and FYRE summer research intern ! Mutant residues of the primase, p58C
  1.  Congrats to professor, Dr. Ananda Mondal, recipient of a $550k research grant!
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 3

MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Infographic: How much do you know about who pursue ?
  1.  The free online courses known as MOOCs have finally found an audience: professional learners. ... message
  1.  Building Real Community Online with Free Apps
  1.  I just published “A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World” ... message
  1.  The Proceedings, Videos and Pictures of the Conference are available online on Emoocs website! ...
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Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1.  Wanna (Edtech) Getaway? Check Out These Higher-Ed Conferences for 2017-2018:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

Top Story #1 ... SpaceX +++++++
  1.  Successful deployment of Intelsat 35e satellite means mission success for SpaceX today:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNN, CBS, Time, GeekWireNY Times, Washington Post ... and SpaceX Webcast
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  1.  Wide-eyed and lensless: Cameras are about to get a lot smaller via ...
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Mark Zuckerberg touts universal basic income as a bipartisan idea
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1.  One of the largest icebergs ever is about to break off Antarctica

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Google's next DeepMind AI research lab opens in Canada   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Bloomberg
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Hackers target nuclear plants +++++++++++

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  1.  What is differential privacy and why you should know more about it via ...
  1.  Privacy watchdog sues Trump's election committee over voter data
  1.  How IoT hackers turned a university's network against itself
  1.  Servers seized at Ukrainian firm where 'Petya' attack began, charges being considered
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Science and technology policies 

Top Story #3 ... North Korean missiles +++++++++

  1.  This red line is an estimate of how far North Korean missiles might be able to reach. Can the US defend itself?  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, CNN, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Economist

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  1.  Nuclear North Korea: How long before the U.S. is in range? ... via ...
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  Hey , welcome back to our space! This week's classes: building web apps with and & becoming a web developer!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  How The National Society of Black Engineers hopes to encourage black students to pursue STEM
  1.  Inclusion 101: Tech’s future founders get schooled in diversity ...
  1.  Excellent news: GM partners with 4 groups to boost STEM education via
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  Meet the woman tasked with saving from itself
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  Apple Disrupts Silicon Valley With Another Eye-Catcher: Its New Home ... via ...
  1.  Opinion: The hijacked American presidency
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Self-driving ambulances and augmented reality crime scenes: welcome to the future of first response ...
  1.  In North Korea, ‘Surgical Strike’ Could Spin Into ‘Worst Kind of Fighting’ via ...
  1.  Read, Reflect, Respond and Respect “How to Uproot Systemic Racism and Sexism in Venture Capital” by ...

F. Chuckles & Fake News ... Dozen - 2
  1.  Bad boi Mike Pence touches NASA equipment labeled 'do not touch', becomes instant meme
  1.  People on Twitter are loving how baffled Buzz Aldrin appeared by Trump's "space" talk via ...
  1.  The Trump-Putin Bromance Is Back On ... via ...
  1.  Did Putin Have Trump for Lunch? via ...
  1.  World’s Insect Leaders Attend G20,000,000,000 Summit

... @POTUS ... in his own words ... #MAGA #MAGA #MAGA ... plus countdown ... :-(
  1.  I will represent our country well and fight for its interests! Fake News Media will never cover me accurately but who cares! We will !Direct message
  2.  Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!
  1.  Leaving Hamburg for Washington, D.C. and the WH. Just left China’s President Xi where we had an excellent meeting on trade & North Korea.Direct message
  2.  The was a wonderful success and carried out beautifully by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Thank you!
  1.  THE WEST WILL NEVER BE BROKEN. Our values will PREVAIL. Our people will THRIVE and our civilization will TRIUMPH!

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We end this week's TECH Dozens with another insane cartoon from xkcd. This one celebrates the Fourths of July ==> ... click "Previous", "Random", or "Next" for more of same ... :-)

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