Sunday, August 06, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/5/17

Last update: Sunday 8/6/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's cover Human embryos edited for the first time using CRISPR ... Other top stories = Trump vs. college & university affirmative action ... Tesla & Apple's quarterly reports ... WannaCry hero arrested for creating malware




The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/5/17


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016



Cover Story ... Human embryos edited w CRISPR ++++++++ 

  1.  A mutation causing a heritable heart condition has been corrected in preimplantation human embryos using CRISPR–Cas9 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, Vox, Wired, NY Times, The Verge, NPR, Scientific American, TechCrunch, The Economist
  1.  A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade ... https://t.co/nkD6U4PhcG
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  Intel Ponies Up $4500000 for STEM Scholarships at 6 HBCUs - The Root ... https://t.co/DAwcHpQKXd
  1.  Wait for selection of HBCU initiative leader drags on via ... https://t.co/IboNEjj5I1
  1.  Morgan professor helps launch first satellite into space: .
  1.  Incoming freshmen gain valuable knowledge at STEMulate!, Wiley's Math and Science Camp.
  1.  Dr. Beverly Wright of is set to speak in Pensacola, Fla., about environmental justice.
  1.  The US Army joins in advancing STEM research and education. | UNC GA
  1.  UVI's Summer Research Symposium off to a great start on July 28th, 2017!

      
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen

Top Story #1 ... Trump vs. affirmative action +++++++++++
  1.  Trump administration wants to investigate colleges for discriminating against white applicants, document suggests ... https://t.co/w5xnB03XYF ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Business Insider, The Hill, CNNCNN message


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  1.  After one year, largest initiative to promote the use of for degree completion finds strong support
  1.  Congratulations to the Business Intelligence team on winning a 2017 Impact Award!
  1.  National U experiment combines multiple pieces of personalized learning via ... https://t.co/POUcfNsspo
  1.  “In pursuit of the... “stackable” credential, colleges are plowing ahead, innovating in siloes.“
  1.  Under the Hood of a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment in Progress:
  1.  Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality ... via ... https://t.co/wZZrQeUjiU
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...


  1.  Navigating the CBE Frontier: The University of Wisconsin Flexible Option Case Study Website
  1.  6 Ways to Build a Better Competency-Based Education Program
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Market data predicts the future of online learning ... https://t.co/NY4yD99HZJ
  1.  A comparison of five free platforms for

  1.  "I knew that going to a traditional school was not an option for me”
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6
  1.  A real hyperloop is almost here — and it’s not what Elon Musk envisioned   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, TechCrunch, Wired
  1.  Next-gen Apple Watch rumored to have standalone cellular connectivity ... https://t.co/E7aN1Qn9MV ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Engadget, CNET, The Verge, Bloomberg
  1.  Bees are bouncing back from colony collapse disorder
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Top Story #2 ... Tesla & Apple's $$$ +++++++++++
  1.  Apple returns to growth as cheaper iPads boost sales ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, NY Times... and Apple

  1.  Tesla is worth more than Ford and GM, despite having just 1 percent of their sales   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NY Times, Business Insider, Fast Company, The Verge, CNET
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1.  Researching geoengineering is yet another area where China is forging ahead of other nations on climate matters. ... https://t.co/CPronv5vcNDirect message
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  Machines are poised to take over 20-30% of work at banks, McKinsey says
  1.  The community supporting Bitcoin has suddenly split. ... https://t.co/A0K5gewUns
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Google and its rivals are pushing into machine-learning diagnoses
  1.  Facebook halts chatbots that created a secret language ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, CNET
  1.  Facebook enlists AI in war on fake news   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Slate, Fortune
  1.  University of Alberta scores coup with Google DeepMind deal | Edmonton Journal ... https://t.co/sLIIoztRbX
  1.  Facebook now uses Caffe2 deep learning for the site's 4.5 billion daily translations by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... WannaCry hero arrested +++++++++
  1.  Hacker who helped stop Wannacry ransomware attack arrested in U.S. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Verge, TheNextWeb, Washington Post, PCMag, ZDNet, Engadget ... Hero's claim of innocence covered by ZDNet, Independent

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  1.  Putin bans VPN use in Russia ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Mashable

  1.  A hacker cracked a voting machine in less than two hours ... https://t.co/kLVIkuQnZe
  1.  Massive DDoS attack lasts for 277 hours, highlighting growth of extended attacks on businesses
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  Here's how the H-1B visa system is holding up under President Trump
  1.  Tim Cook explained why removing apps in China is not like helping the FBI hack iPhones  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Fortune
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.  Creating & inspiring the next generation of & developers in Chicago :
  1.  Our ladies are learning about the science of on day 6 of
  1.  A glimpse of summer Robotics/Engineering students before our session one Demo Day presentations.

      
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Exclusive: Here's the full 10-page anti-diversity screed circulating internally at Google ... DLL Editor's note -- The response from Google's new diversity officer appears at the end of the "screed" ... The "screed" is also covered by The Verge, Recode, Engadget, Mashable, The Atlantic, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, National Review
  1.  Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science ... via @NPR ... https://t.co/x3UD89ufQZ
  1.  Revolutionizing the Co-working Tech Scene in Newark
  1.  Facebook is slowly but surely making its workforce more diverse   DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Blavity, Forbes, Gizmodo, Engadget
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  : Kapor Center For Social Impact Digital Engagement Director Cliff Worley
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Toyota steers clear of Silicon Valley in its talent-hunting spree via .. https://t.co/F7e1oB9pru

E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 2
  1.  New data can help increase low-income students' economic mobility (opinion)
  1.  MOOCs and the Scaling of Postsecondary Education
  1.  Drexel is Trying to Save HBCUs. So How Many Presidents Are Crazy Enough to Accept The Invitation? ... https://t.co/zp4Z5I9kAIDirect message
  1.  The Power of Continuing Education
  1.  What’s Missing from “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Al Gore’s New Climate-Change Documentary ... via ... https://t.co/T8L8Aqe3F2
  1.  n defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain via ... https://t.co/A3kWhj9zKz
  1.  Higher-ed inspiration - these TED talks are the answer ... https://t.co/nSHi5AJWNU
  1.  That's not what this scientist would call it, but it will help detect BS ... https://t.co/a3UE0wP2GA
  1.  UNCF summit exposes HBCU students to inside look at Silicon Valley  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story covers the UNCF HBCU summit in 2016
  1.  Naked in the Garden: & the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
  1.  China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower
  1.  More tech entrepreneurs are seeking jobs in Canada due to Trump's prohibitive work permit and immigration policies ... https://t.co/OJwc6D1BAS
  1.  Amazon employs 45,000 robots, but they all have something missing: hands. That may soon change ... https://t.co/ryi2UO3W8h
F. Chuckles & Fake News ... Dozen + 8
  1.  Pros weigh in on phishing the White House
  1.  Blissed-Out, Hemp-Wearing Sean Spicer Assures Reince Priebus This The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Him
  1.  President often claims he's "like, a smart person" — but he didn't get into Wharton on his academic merits ... https://t.co/p2rMHHP8Uq
  1.  Trump "weighed in" on Trump Jr.’s statement about meeting Russian lawyer
  1.  The President’s behavior has inspired a renewed debate among mental-health professionals. ... https://t.co/nGTGzfzlqg
  1.  Nation Not Sure How Many Ex-Trump Staffers It Can Safely Reabsorb
  1.  John Kelly sends off Scaramucci, but his real test will be taming Trump
  1.  U.S. Forces Take Control Of White House
  1.  John Kelly Roots Out Remaining Priebus Sympathizers Hiding In Tunnels Throughout White House
  1.  Analysis: Trump admits he punked his supporters on Mexico paying for the wall ... https://t.co/8ttwWWuvFk ... transcript
  1.  "We didn't win because of Russia. We won because of you," Trump tells rally

    Trump Calls Russia Story a 'Total Fabrication' Aug.03 -- President Donald Trump comments on the investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He speaks at a rally in Huntington, West Virginia.
  1.  Experts Warn Repeated Attempts At Eradicating Obamacare May Have Created Ultra-Resistant Super Law
  1.  Robert Mueller has issued subpoenas from a Washington-based grand jury ... https://t.co/MNdurVFm29

  1.  Trump approval by month (per 538 average):
    January—44.8 February—44.0 March—43.1 April—41.3 May—40.4 June—38.8 July—38.9 August—37.4

  1.  Republicans have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if President Trump weren’t involved ... https://t.co/q4705PChc4
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@POTUS and other #AmericanBorgias in their own words   ... #2020 or #25... :-(

  1.  I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump - TOTALLY UNTRUE
  1.  My statement regarding the absurd article.
  1.  Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!
  1.  Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out
  1.  Working in Bedminster, N.J., as long planned construction is being done at the White House. This is not a vacation - meetings and calls!
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