June 2017

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Filtering out people from public space

Donald Trump’s election has brought the ‘filter bubble’ to the attention of a wider public: As a result of personalised search results and news-streams, Internet users get less and less exposed to conflicting viewpoints and are isolated intellectually in their own informational bubble.…

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World’s biggest shark goes to school, thanks to 3D printing

University of Florida researchers are taking down the Plexiglas walls between museum collections and K-12 classrooms with an educational program that uses 3-D printed fossils and hands-on lessons to spark young learners’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The researchers published an assessment of their pilot lesson plan in “Paleontological Society Special Publications” The study '3-D Fossils for K-12 Education: A Case Example Using the Giant Extinct Sharkcarcharocles Megalodon'

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The conundrum of aviation and the environment

The paper, ‘21st century civil aviation: Is it on course, or is it over confident and complacent? – thoughts on the conundrum of aviation and the environment’ published in the Aeronautical Journal, Vol 121, Issue 1236, pp 115-140, 2017 by D.…

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