Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks is part of Thinkfinity, a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and 11 premier educational organizations. The Thinkfinity partners include the AAAS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council on Economic Education, the National Geographic Society, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers […]

United Nations University Our World 2.0 Beta

Our World 2.0 is brought to you by the United Nations University and asks the question: What can we do when faced with complex, inter-connected and pressing problems like climate change, oil depletion and food security? In responding to these challenges, innovation will be the key. This webzine and series of video briefs will report […]

Article: Hollywood Blockbusters – Unlimited Fun but Limited Science Literacy

Hollywood Blockbusters: Unlimited Fun but Limited Science Literacy, C.J. Efthimiou and R.A. Llewellyn, arXiv:0707.1167v1. Abstract: In this article, we examine specific scenes from popular action and sci-fi movies and show how they blatantly break the laws of physics, all in the name of entertainment, but coincidentally contributing to science illiteracy. [via EETimes] Excerpt: Hollywood directors […]

Science Degrees Online Review

This is my first review on Science Quick Picks for ReviewMe and it is sponsored by the reviewee. When I received the request to review Science Degrees Online I became curious to see what type of science online degrees were available. Classical science degrees (in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, for example) require some kind of laboratory […]

Mobile Digital Laboratory (MDL) for Education from HP and Saltire Scientific

HP to Co-develop Mobile Digital Laboratory for Education Market (PDF). ‘HP and Saltire Scientific are teaming to develop for the education market the Mobile Digital Laboratory (MDL) – an easy-to-use, high-performance solution that allows secondary school mathematics and science students to collect and analyze real world data in real time. The MDL is ideal for […]