Sunday, October 08, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/7/17

Last update: Sunday 10/8/17 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Nobel Prizes for 2017 in physics, chemistry, & medicine ... Other stories = Google's "Made by Google" event  ... Microsoft's mixed reality kickoff event ... Russians steal NSA data using Kaspersky software

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 10/7/17

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

Cover Story ... Nobel Prizes 2017 +++++++++
... Physics ...
  1.  1.3 billion years ago, two black holes collided. Today, the team who detected its ripple were awarded the Nobel ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, The Economist, NPR, The Verge, ExtremeTech, Vox ... and Royal Swedish Academy
... Chemistry ...
  1.  Here's how the scientists who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry revolutionized the field of biochemistry ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, The Verge, Nature, Vox ... and Royal Swedish Academy
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... Medicine ...
  1.  These scientists just won for figuring out our biological clock .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, The Economist, Business Insider, NPR, New Yorker, Vox ... and Royal Swedish Academy
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  For These Two HBCU Students, an Intel Internship Opened Up a New World

  1.   Physics Professor Awarded $405,008 Astrophysics Grant  Read More Here:
  1.  What does the largest solar park in Arkansas look like? Check it out here:
  1.  60 students from 15 HBCU's will be competing in our BE Smart Hackathon at ! This year’s hackers are charg…  ... EVENT
  1.  Researchers secure $350,000 NSF grant to engage in ‘high-risk,’ ambitious research
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 4
  1.  New York's free college program goes to 22,000 students (& counting)
  1.  News: Free college made universities less equal — in England, at least
  1.  Ethics of Big Data Subject of $3 Million U Maryland Grant
  1.  AAU reports on efforts to improve science teaching at research universities via ...
  1.  54% of students bring at least 2 internet connected devices with them to campus. 💻📱 More via
  1.  Report states small and show stability and growth ...
  1.  How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points
  1.  Experts consider significance of Apple's deal with Ohio State via ...
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  1.  Check out the latest from Inside Digital Learning: How colleges market online courses & programs
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Analytics ... 
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Check out what’s new in MERLOT’s Information Technology Portal!
  1.  Misconceptions about flipped learning can introduce error or persuade potential practitioners to avoid it entirely
  1.  “A new channel for discovering, publishing & sharing important research” — on the OLC Research Center.
  1.  CIC consortium makes progress with development, but still no time, money savings via
  1.  A comparison of five free platforms for
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 3
Top Story #1 ... Google's hardware +++++++++
  1.  Here’s what Google announced at its Pixel event ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, The Verge, Gizmodo, CNET, TechRepublic, Mashable, Fast Company
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$8888 ...

  1.  GM breaks through as a $30 billion business emerges from tech bets

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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...
  1.  Facebook agrees to power a 1 million-sq. ft. data center it’s building near Richmond, VA, with solar energy
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...
Top Story #2 ... Microsoft's mixed reality +++++++++
  1.  Microsoft is building a 'mixed reality' empire, and Samsung already has a headset for it  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PCMag, Fast Company, GeekWire

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Google AI vs Siri vs Bing: IQ tests show one is smartest by a mile
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story  #3... Russians hack NSA +++++++++
  1.  Russian hackers stole secret NSA data that could enable Moscow to more easily spy on U.S. ... ` ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, The Hill, NPR, The Verge, Mashable, ZDNet, Engadget, Ars Technica, Gizmodo
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  1.   ex-CEO blames breach on one person and a bad scanner
  1.  IRS awards Equifax $7.25 million no-bid contract to help 'verify taxpayer identities'   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge
  1.  Whoops! Yahoo! Says! 2013! Hack! Actually! Hit! 3 Billion! Users!  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, CNET, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, ZDNet, Digital Trends, Engadget
  1.  This White House official wants to replace Social Security numbers  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET
  1.  Las Vegas reminds us that fake news continues to plague breaking news:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NPR, MIT Tech Review, Bloomberg
  1.  Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Reached 10M People:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, VentureBeat
Science and technology policies ...
  1.  Lawmakers say they formed an Artificial Intelligence Caucus to learn more about the future of AI and its benefits.
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 1
  1.  This time last year, I was honored to be at with some of the most amazing people

  1.  Kapor Center for Social Impact wins the Social Impact Award at the 10th Annual ...
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Share your company culture and values - show your support for Tech Inclusion by becoming a sponsor! Learn more |
  1.  Congressional Black Caucus Members Host Panel Discussion on STEM Careers
  1.  Take a second to read "Diversifying The Technology Ecosystem With The Kapor Center's " via
  1.  Help us build 2018. Submit Black & Latinx startup founders here:
  1.  New study suggests Silicon Valley's diversity problem is getting worse, not better ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Wired
  2.  “Sunsetting the Code2040 Residency” — 
Code & Coders
  1.  As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow
  1.  It's a very good time to be a data scientist
  1.  93 providers + $11,400 average bootcamp tuition = $260M bootcamp industry
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1.  The unfortunate reality: Tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting breed misunderstandings, conspiracies, and lies ...
  1.  Former CUNY official on her book about the Pathways program... via ...
  1.  Online and Digital Education: Enhancing Access to Higher Education in the 21st Century

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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  It's easy to buy a dangerous weapon, and just as easy to make it even more so....

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * Dozen - 3
  1.  The Me Driven Life: A narcissist's guide to natural and man-made disasters. ... via @WashingtonnPost ...

  1.  How Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment via ...
  1.  Opinion | Trump is on track to win reelection ... via ...
  1.  Replying to  Americans across the country confirmed Monday they were hopeful this would be the last mass shooting before all such occurrences stopped on their own for no reason at all.
  1.  After the Las Vegas shooting, The Onion published a headline that has become an expected note in a collective sigh. ...
  1.  Trump's Puerto Rico visit, argues , has been a political disaster:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, CNN
  1.  TONIGHT: Stephen's reviewing the footage from Trump's visit to Puerto Rico, and it's more "disaster" than "relief." ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Move cursor over video, then click microphone icon for sound
  1.  NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Tillerson threatened to resign this past summer amid mounting clashes with the White House
  1.  Rex Tillerson Says He Remains Fully Committed to Moron’s Agenda ... Borowitz via ...
  1.  Did Rex Tillerson call the president a 'moron?' - He definitely said it.
  1.  Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point ... via ...

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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25 ... :-(
  1.  Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by . Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me.
  1.  The story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and Pence. It is . They should issue an apology to AMERICA!

  1.  We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,...
  1.  ...people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected.....
+++++++++++++++++++Assign To
  1.  Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid......
  2.  ...hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!
  1.  I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man...
  1.  Replying to  ...Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!
  1.  Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail.
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