Modern archiving technology cannot keep up with the growing tsunami of bits. But nature may hold an answer to that problem already.


For Nick Goldman, the idea of encoding data in DNA started out as a joke. It was Wednesday 16 February 2011, and Goldman was at a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, talking with some of his fellow bioinformaticians about how they could afford to store the reams of genome sequences and other data the world was throwing at them. He remembers the scientists getting so frustrated by the expense and limitations of conventional computing technology that they started kidding about sci-fi alternatives. “We thought, ‘What’s to stop us using DNA to store information?’”



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Marc Riboud died yesterday. In fact, the last recent years Marc was not living in the same world as we are. Marc was one of the living legend of Magnum and the Golden Age of the Photojournalism. He has now in Perpignan for Visa pour L’image a beautiful exhibition ; here it is. Later this fall we will devote one day of l’Oeil de la photographie to his incredible life and work.

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It’s no longer enough for teachers to get a credential and then sit back and teach the same content year after year.


Richardson says to be part of modern learning, teachers need to actively educate themselves about the context students live in and how they can improve as educators.

“There’s never been a more amazing time to be a learner,” Richardson said. “How are we in education not running towards that in our own personal lives and embracing that?”

It’s not just about connecting on Twitter with other educators or asking for professional development about technology. If teachers are waiting for a planned PD about something they are probably already stuck. “You have to have the disposition of an eight-year old to find your own learning,” Richardson said.


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