The EU has adopted a new regulation aiming to reduce the energy consumption of external power supplies (includes laptop power adaptors and chargers). The new requirements start coming into force in 2010.
Simulated brain? - "Blue Brain" built molecule by molecule and put in a virutal body!
BBC News Item: Bill Thompson "... a new divide has opened up ... between those of us who know enough
about our computers to look under the bonnet from time to time and
those who use them without any real curiosity or awareness." "... We don't need a nation of programmers, but we do need to be confident
that everyone knows what programmers do and what programs look like." I agree, ... what do you think?
TED VIDEO: 'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the
physical world around us with digital information and lets us use
natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
The Simplification Plan - DCSF has been working hard to reduce the burden on the front line of
unnecessary administration and bureaucracy - things like forms, returns,
inspections and so on — so that teachers and carers can spend less time
on paperwork, which in turn means more hours in the day to focus on children
and learners. PDF.
Moodle Google? - It looks as if Google Apps (Education Edition) has collaborated with Moodle developers 'Moodlerooms' to create a single sign-on between Google Apps such as webmail, document authoring, spreadhseets etc. Administrators create simultaneous user accounts and a single sign-on.
Adobe e-Learning Suite - the complete toolbox for authoring rich lerarning content?