The challenge of dwindling attention spans
There’s a well-recycled statistic out there that says the human attention span has dwindled from 12 seconds at the start of the century to less than 8 seconds today. And while some people argue the legitimacy of this data point, the reality is that attention spans certainly aren’t getting any better. The multisensory nature of the internet, social media, and other digital technologies is rewiring the human brain and making it harder for people to stay focused on singular tasks and objectives – both online and offline.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=press

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/curation-the-21st-century-way-to-learn-on-its-own-pace-and-to-organize-the-learning/

 

 

 

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“Imagine yourself as a student at New York University, seated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, NYC. Your roommate has just left for a semester abroad at the historic Oxford University and you are eager to hear all the exciting stories of their adventure overseas as you have never been yourself.”
 

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Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent.

 

Some varieties of wood, such as oak and maple, are renowned for their strength. But scientists say a simple and inexpensive new process can transform any type of wood into a material stronger than steel, and even some high-tech titanium alloys. Besides taking a star turn in buildings and vehicles, the substance could even be used to make bullet-resistant armor plates.

 

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Football in 360

With more than thirty 5K cameras surrounding each venue, 
Intel® True View Technology delivers the clearest high-def images possible. This technology uses voxels (pixels with volume) to render replays in spectacular 3D, creating a multi-perspective view of key moments.

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Intel capped its keynote address at CES 2018 by letting an 18-rotor air taxi prototype known as the Volocopter VC200 fly itself across the stage, albeit briefly — the first time it’s flown in North America. No, the Volocopter is not quite a “flying car” as much as it is a “gigantic drone that you can sit in.” But even that’s still cool.

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