• Education
    JESSICA LAWS: Focus should be on special education

    It’s that time of year again when even though the sun is shining and there seems to still be endless outdoor opportunities to explore with the kids you have no other choice but to buckle them in the car and take them to the wonderful world of back to school shopping. You arm yourself with […]

  • Gadgets
    Panasonic Joins Effort to License Out Low-Cost OLED Panel-Making Process

    Panasonic Corp said on Thursday it has partnered an affiliate of Japan Display to license out a low-cost organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel-making process, a possible alternative to the conventional method used by dominant South Korean manufacturers. The unlisted affiliate, JOLED, is in talks with several global panel producers to license its printing process for OLED panels, where organic colour […]

  • Education
    Why Are General Education Courses Important?

    In the past, while looking over a course list you may have wondered why certain courses are required when they’re unrelated to the direction of the degree program you were considering. These general education requirements serve an important purpose. Let’s explore why. What is General Education? The general education curriculum focuses on the interdisciplinary lens, […]

  • Education
    Nix Gainful Employment And Start Over On Higher Education Accountability

    Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced that it would rescind the Obama administration’s “Gainful Employment” (GE) rule, which penalized certain higher education programs that graduated students with too much debt relative to their earnings. The GE rule is one of the few higher education regulations focused on student outcomes, so its clean repeal rightly left […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Crosses Halfway Mark to Mars

    NASA’s InSight spacecraft that is en route to Mars, has passed the halfway mark to its destination and all its instruments are working well, the US space agency said. InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. The spacecraft, which crossed the halfway mark on August 6 is expected to land on Mars […]

  • Should schools be judged by their exam results?

    Ofsted has clashed with the Department for Education over how important exam results are as a measurement of a school’s quality. Earlier this month, an Ofsted source suggested that from next year “exam factory” schools that narrowly “teach to the test” would be marked down and the emphasis on exam results would be downgraded. In response, the DoE reiterated that exams […]

  • Science Updates
    New AI System Could Make Lip Sync Dubbing Accurate

    Dodgy lip-sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices. The system, called Deep Video Portraits, can also be used to correct gaze and head pose in video conferencing, and enables new possibilities […]

  • Education
    In Good Faith: A journey, an education

    From the terrace of the small guest house, with the dawn struggling to break through the mists of a monsoon night, the landscape is desolate. A light wind blows over the vast, largely-uninhabited landscape, creating a hush of rustled leaves. Far away, a lake gives off a faint, early-morning shimmer. Peering into this landscape, at […]