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Dropping the Bomb

The power to drop nuclear weapons over the world’s largest cities has traditionally been in the hands of international military superpowers. But now, that power lies with anyone with an Internet connection. Not literally, of course. NUKEMAP, the online nuclear weapons detonation simulator, got an update this summer to...
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New Outlook for New School Year

Saying that online classes are nothing new indicates how much educational technology has changed course delivery (though not, in most cases, pedagogy). From simulated environments on laptops to app-based classes on iPads, news of digital learning platforms is ever prominent. One might assume that most teachers are rushing to...
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New York’s Latest Green Building Earns Black Marks

With widespread interest in sustainable design, ever more developers seek LEED, Energy Star, or other widely recognized certifications of green construction. Beneath these impressive eco-ratings, however, may be a discrepancy between design and operation. A recent article in the New Republic profiles New York City’s Bank of America Tower,...
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Air Force Creates Online Platform for Innovation, Recruitment

The United States Air Force is utilizing gamification and young minds via an online learning project, which launches on Thursday. The Air Force Collaboratory allows civilians to collectively solve problems and spur innovation by posting ideas and research using an interface similar to many social media sites. As participants...
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Quenching Burn-Out with Inspiration: Boosting Enrollment in STEM Programs

A recent article from Inside Higher Ed details a disturbing decline in enrollment rates among students in STEM fields. The article cites a study from the University of Michigan that examines data from 161 public universities, concluding that tuition differentials go hand-in-hand with enrollment: higher tuition corresponds directly to...
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GAPS is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.