Next generation hard drives may store 10 terabits per sq inch: research
Simply changing the pattern by which data is recorded may lead to increased hard drive capacities, study finds
Modern hard drive technology is reaching its limits. Engineers have increased data-storage capacities by reducing the widths of the narrow tracks of magnetic material that record data inside a hard drive. ...
Georgia Tech develops braille-like texting app (w/ video)
Imagine if smartphone and tablet users could text a note under the table during a meeting without anyone being the wiser. Mobile gadget users might also be enabled to text while walking, watching TV or socializing ...
Oldest evidence of writing found in Europe
Writing about worries eases anxiety and improves test performance
Students can combat test anxiety and improve performance by writing about their worries immediately before the exam begins, according to a University of Chicago study published Friday in the journal Science.
Wired youth forget how to write in China and Japan
Like every Chinese child, Li Hanwei spent her schooldays memorising thousands of the intricate characters that make up the Chinese writing system.
No cheating: Study finds plagiarism reduced by tutorial intervention
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 15-minute Web-based tutorial that teaches students what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it reduces cases of plagiarism by 65 percent, a new study shows.
Gender gap in physics exams reduced by simple writing exercises, study says
Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and ...
Test: Most students not proficient in writing
Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word processing tools.
Innovative approach results in improved writing skills at primary school
Primary school writing classes place insufficient emphasis on pupils' writing processes and on the communicative function of texts. Teachers tend to focus mainly on the superficial features of a text, such as the use of a ...
Did being a shareholder transform Shakespeare's writing?
(Phys.org) —Shakespeare's experience as a shareholder in a theatre company transformed the way he wrote characters, an English literature expert has claimed.
Professor says teens' social media lingo hurts writing skills
Shelby Hill, a Howard Middle School student from Orlando, sits in a writing camp sharing her ideas about a character she created for a zombie script.
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 ...
What the Romans learnt from Greek mathematics
Greek mathematics is considered one of the great intellectual achievements of antiquity. It has been decisive to the academic and cultural development of Western civilisation. The three Roman authors Varro, Cicero and Vitruvius ...