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Social networks can support academic success

Social networks have been found to influence academic performance: students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to Maria ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers

Nijiya Kurota's little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper. The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as an expert who has spent years learning the art of "shodo"—Japanese ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Robotics
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Digital tablets improve classroom learning

(Phys.org) —Using digital tablets for classroom learning activities improves understanding of topics, digital skills, creativity, independent learning and motivation. This is the opinion of 87% of the teachers who, in 2012-2013, ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Some course adjustments? Virtually guaranteed

The public health class got ready for its first lecture: Attending were the pharmacist from Pakistan, the psychologist from Brazil, the dietitian from Louisiana, the journalist from Los Angeles - and 4,500 other people. It's ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Other
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Eyeglasses read to the blind (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by an FIU student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup, and read it.

dateApr 12, 2013 in Engineering
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My classmate, the robot: US pupil attends remotely

(AP)—In a school hallway, a U.S. teacher takes her students to the library, leading a single-file line of giggling boys and girls that's perfectly ordinary until you get to a sleek white robot with a video screen showing ...

dateFeb 15, 2013 in Robotics
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