Saturday, January 12, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/12/19

Last update: Sunday 1/13/19 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Oceans are warming much faster than previous predictions ... Other top stories = CES 2019, Best in show ... Impossible Burger 2.0, climate control via (delicious) plant based meat ... U.S. carbon emissions rose sharply in 2018

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 1/12/19

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... Oceans warming faster +++++++++
  1. “2018 is going to be the warmest year on record for the Earth’s oceans — As 2017 was the warmest year, and 2016 was the warmest year.” ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by Washington Post, Business Insider, Scientific Americn ... report originally published in Science magazine

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen - 1Assign To
  1. Looking ahead: WSSU's $53 million sciences building is expected to open in late 2019. The building will anchor WSSU’s Science District and include interactive learning, community gathering, and lab spaces to increase faculty and student collaboration.
  1. The Carnegie Classification of Inst of Higher Ed has moved MSU from a moderate research classification of R3 (a ranking it’s held since 2006), to an elevated classification of R2, a status reserved for doctoral universities with high research activity.
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. We've put together our top stories of 2018! Check them out here:
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  1. Which universities capture and spend the most research-and-development dollars? How much has their spending increased or decreased from 2016 to 2017? See our list: ...
Online and blended ...
  1. BREAKING: Trump administration rejects inspector general's critical audit findings on Western Governors ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. We’ve rounded up some of the most widely-attended conferences in the U.S., and they are all in this free, downloadable calendar.
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen
Top Story #1 ... Best of CES 2019 +++++++++
  1. After walking miles of expo hall carpeting, watching countless live demos, and sitting through innumerable press announcements, we're ready to declare the top 10 things we saw at . 👇 1/ ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by CNET, Wall Street Journal ... Google's announcements covered by TechCrunch
  1. Alzheimer's disease might develop differently in some African Americans, study suggests
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
Top Story #2 ... Impossible Burger 2.0 +++++++++
  1. .' new burger is so close to the real thing it's almost too gross for this vegetarian. ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, Gizmodo
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Top Story  #3... US carbon emissions spike +++++++++
  1. US carbon emissions spike in 2018 to their highest levels in eight years ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by NYTimes, Washington Post, Mashable,

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos ..
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. 2019 is the year to make it BIG! The BIG Incubator is a 30 week program for Black and Latinx women led startups. BIG provides a structured curriculum based on Lean Startup methodologies that take founders from an idea to a viable business. APPLY NOW!!!:
Coding, courses, tuto
  1. Latest book “Beginning Data Science with Python and Jupyter” ...
  1. The Five Best Data Visualization Libraries
  1. ICYMI: is a well-known community website for data scientists to compete in machine learning challenges. What do you need to get started with this exciting machine learning competition? ... q
  1. Udacity Increases Prices for Nanodegrees — Class Central ...
  1. Programming language of the year? Python is standout in latest rankings by Direct message
  1. GitHub to give users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Engadget
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Are you ready for your career to take off? Bring your skills to the next level at 2019 with expert-led, hands-on sessions on Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AutoML, NLP, Data Viz & more. 60% tickets end FRIDAY: ... EVENT 30 April to 3 May 2019
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen + 4
  1. How China got a head start in fintech, and why the West won’t catch up ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S. education and jobs in the next decade. But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown. Catch up on this Kai Fu Lee's thoughts before his interview this Sunday.
  1. Google Is 2 Billion Lines of Code—And It's All in One Place | WIRED ...

  1. “What Russia has done is prepare the battlefield without pulling the trigger." Inside the worst known attack on America's electric grid ..
  1. “It was a message: a shot across the bow from the architects of the Great Firewall" - ...

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen 
  1. President Trump’s actions so alarmed the FBI after James Comey’s firing that it began investigating if he was working on behalf of Russia ...
  1. Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of talks with Putin, such as taking interpreter’s notes, U.S. officials say ...
  1. Fact Check: The many ways President Trump has said Mexico will pay for the wall ...
  1. $5 billion? A border wall could cost up to $40 billion. ...

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
  1. Wish I could share with everyone the beauty and majesty of being in the White House and looking outside at the snow filled lawns and Rose Garden. Really is something - SPECIAL COUNTRY, SPECIAL PLACE!

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