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Can't get into that high-level university? Soon you may be able to get the equivalent, and better, on the Internet for free.
ZoomDuring the Techonomy conference held in Lake Tahoe, California, Bill Gates predicted that the traditional means of getting a higher education at universities--especially the place-based institutions--will dramatically change over the next five years.
"Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world," he said. "It will be better than any single university."
They may have been dubbed the "Internet generation," but young people are more interested in their real-world friends than Facebook. New research shows that the majority of children and teenagers are not the Web-savvy digital natives of legend. In fact, many of them don't even know how to google properly.
Do you have a rash between your clavicles? A bump where there shouldn't be? Dry mouth, itchy throat, dandruff? If so, you may have looked online for the answer.
That's the conclusion of a new Harris Poll released this week, which found that more and more connected Americans are looking online for the answers to health-related questions: roughly 88 percent of all Americans who go online.
In raw numbers, over 175 million Americans viewed health information online, up from 154 million last year and 50 million American adults in 1998.
Leave it to video gamers to find a better way to shepherd proteins into their optimal three-dimensional shapes.
Plying a freely available game and matched against automated computer routines designed to ascertain how amino acids twist into their ideal shapes, science journal Nature reports video gamers took top marks, folding proteins better than a computer.
Those of you who have been following 3dGameMan.com since the beginning will probably remember Sherry as Orangepeel. She once was a very integral part of 3dGameMan.com as the product model, moderator & editor. Since then life has gotten very busy with two kids, house, 9-5 job and so on.
Well, Sherry's back and is now giving her own YouTube channel a try. Be sure you show your support and check it out: http://www.youtube.c...
We work up an apetite for sweets when working on the computer.
Computers can make you fat – and not just from lack of exercise. Research shows that staring at a computer screen makes us work up an appetite for sweet treats like chocolate cake and biscuits.
It is thought that the mental stress of computer work triggers changes in blood sugar and hormone levels that trick the brain into thinking it has worked off lots of calories that need replaced.
Will start this fall with streaming
Canadian users who have wanted to enjoy Netflix will not have much longer to wait, as the company has announced that they will be coming to Canada this fall. From what we are hearing, they are going to start out by offering streaming only to Canadian customers to start with.
BP said that the cap over the oil well has completely stopped the spill, with no oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.
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