Archive: 12/03/2009

iTeacher: Program Brings Web 2.0 to the Classroom

( -- Online media and social networking Web sites - Web 2.0 standards like Facebook and YouTube - are the new tools for communication and entertainment among K-12 students. Safety and inappropriate content issues, ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Software
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Cassini Swaps Thrusters

( -- Early this morning the Cassini spacecraft relayed information that it had successfully swapped to a backup set of propulsion thrusters late Wednesday.

dateMar 12, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Adventures in the 'Goldilocks zone'

When NASA's Kepler telescope rocketed into the night sky last week, two Berkeley astronomers watching its fading contrail were hoping that the telescope will reveal Earth's — and humanity's — place in the universe.

dateMar 12, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Culture skews human evolution

( -- The rise of agriculture 10,000 years ago meant the end of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle for which human beings had been optimized by millions of years of evolution and the beginning of an era where culture ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Evolution
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