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  • IcT curriculum is dropping 'office skills' like teaching MSO all day. BBC Micro rules - like I have been saying and teaching for years ! Ha!
  • Make 2012 the year you learn to code http://t.co/5DsywtVw #codeyear You can always ask me for help too !
  • -- Earth at night seen from space ISS (HD 1080p) ORIGINAL http://t.co/KLucCttG via @youtube
  • Neighbours woke me, sparklingly clear London sky 1 Quadrantid at start ten mins @ 01:30 heading down and south along the length of Orion
  • Neighbours woke me, sparklingly clear for London sky. 1 Quadrantid @ 01:30, heading down and south along the length of Orion in ten mins.
  • Well done all!
  • BBC News - Sony's bio battery turns waste paper into electricity http://t.co/AlwERv1u Green paper.
  • BBC News - Self-healing electronic chip tests may aid space travel http://t.co/mGSMllmR - Green gold - computer, fix thyself.
  • BBC News - Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch http://t.co/FIMERZim Nearly ready. Would you like a course on using these ?
  • http://t.co/EzCg3Sc4 - this is another treasure trove of information about the future.
  • A Sharper Future for Retinal Implants http://t.co/jTNi9ty6 (via @TechReview)... it uses something I picked up earlier.
  • http://t.co/9Ut2PtfI And more... Wow doesn't get close...
  • Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness #TED http://t.co/NyyumPxh The greatest medical computing news I have ever read EVER!
  • BBC News - Jailbreakers use Apple crash reports to 'free' iPhones http://t.co/pA5n90JQ ................ QA or not QA - that is the question.
  • BBC News - Ofsted sends ICT to the naughty step http://t.co/7rry9v0g Yet another reason to learn CS rather than ICT.
  • Programming in Objective-C http://t.co/Wmyrldg9 If you did well in the exam, you can do well to read this.
  • BBC News - World's 'smallest steam engine' built in Germany http://t.co/ZBmR2dnw
  • BBC News - Higgs boson: Excitement builds over 'glimpses' at LHC http://t.co/tEleg5Tz - and yet New Scientist said it's probably wrong !
  • The world’s smallest 3D printer - smaller than a normal paper printer ! #TED http://t.co/q7UbUiKW not quite available in the shops now.
  • A job you never thought of - Sound designer for an electric car. BBC News - Sounds of the future for electric vehicles http://t.co/kwHMJdRe
  • Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration #TED http://t.co/PcauGfxe The Captcha thing
  • BBC News - IBM scientists unveil Racetrack memory chip prototype http://t.co/ITKPcyzK
  • Amazing Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Continues Progress | Singularity Hub http://t.co/LuGe4SVi
  • Barter is back in Bytes ! Learn a language for free and translate the web too -- Duolingo Intro http://t.co/DrLSdHmY via @youtube
  • Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk #TED http://t.co/hJflCflx Then look at the IBM bit that follows... very good news !
  • Rich polluters are trying to kill #COP17 climate talks in #Durban, but a new #GreenDreamTeam can stop them. Act now! http://t.co/fEWKPWQr
  • #askhawking How long can we continue to consume and polute before we have no choice but to go Green? Can we escape our mess and go to space?
  • Earth's twin discovered beyond solar system - Americas - Al Jazeera English http://t.co/F0hw88k7 via @ajenglish
  • Astronomers confirm 'Earth twin' - http://t.co/j1eNJIoP
  • BBC News - Who is the real Mark Zuckerberg? http://t.co/8bZOSBjG Did you know what the LIKE button does ? Really ??
  • http://t.co/A9NyeDlo The Guardian thinks so too. CS rules.
  • Ignore the religion - look at the fun-ctionality! http://t.co/XwnLK0dA
  • BBC News - Coding - the new Latin http://t.co/O7w1bMnh Great stuff. I'd get one if I were you.
  • Is there too much new stuff? Can you mend things? Do you know all about your 'old' computer? http://t.co/wz6ErPHu
  • Do you want to program or engineer a machine that can 'Print' human organs with 3D bio-printer http://t.co/gVRRJdvf ?
  • 3D printer to create new bones http://t.co/cMVnAHkh
  • This is - almost - how I started. (UK101 first ). . BBC News - The BBC Microcomputer and me, 30 years down the line http://t.co/8JBFQqJV
  • BBC News - Australia probe into iPhone 'fire' on plane http://t.co/3I4v1EI3
  • BBC News - Starfish-inspired 'soft' robot squeezes under obstacles http://t.co/We7QdFV6
  • It's been too long already - but, it's a great idea. http://t.co/5FDJv5a5 - mini-free computer for coding - work and play.
  • You are in the right class! Java coming soon... BBC News - Coding - the new Latin http://t.co/O7w1bMnh
  • BBC News - Bionic contact lens 'to project emails before eyes' http://t.co/qdwpOSdZ
  • The Guardian knows this is the place to learn ! http://t.co/V9hHApuP
  • Computer Science to the rescue... BBC News - Battle of the knowledge superpowers http://t.co/dvtihFlz
  • You can watch the Mars Rover launch here http://t.co/GFcF5Q8M and watch live space TV here http://t.co/GMffWAVf
  • Worth a thought while working on your personal statements. The green jobs bonaza: where's yours? : http://t.co/EaalrpDm via @AddThis
  • What is 'normal' anyway? 1 in 4 women cannot possibly need mental health drugs - to make them 'normal'. http://t.co/hbE3GxwH via @AddThis
  • On its way ! Mega-rover ready to hunt for life signs on Mars - space - 16 November 2011 - New Scientist: http://t.co/iEfkCJOn via @AddThis
  • Extra-ordinary, at the moment, but soon ? Short Sharp Science: Paralympian is not alone in regaining ability to walk - http://t.co/cVGShOcu
  • See? I told you... BBC News - Carbon nanotube 'space camouflage' coating invented http://t.co/NHfsKvG1
  • Are you being bugged by a bug? BBC News - Cyborg search-and-rescue insects' power source unveiled http://t.co/8zJBz678

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Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons on.ted.com/BhcB #TED read and write the brain with light.
Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals on.ted.com/BYCY #TED So, you think humans are special ? Don't be unfair to an animal or else !
Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart on.ted.com/BYAz #TED Inter-disciplinary communication - embarrassingly fast and cheap.
Mind Change » The Institute of Art and Ideas: bit.ly/HnrxQs The future is going to be even better than now for many but not all of us
BBC News - The 3D printed future of Christmas dinner bbc.in/vrTEoM
BBC News - 3D Chocolate printer to go on sale after Easter bbc.in/I9K9TF
BBC News - Google unveils Project Glass augmented reality eyewear bbc.in/HWoYJo
BBC News - Print-your-own-robots developed in US bbc.in/HeIaCz
BBC News - Self-sculpting sand robots are under development at MIT bbc.in/HiwVa4 - sooner than we expected, and not 3d printing !
From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone on.ted.com/BEQ5 #TED This from DARPA, the funder of invention not the source or its mother.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme… More proof if you needed it - AQA is on the way to LFC too.
3D printing of a computer simulated natural event - like a wave, or a crash - solid ephemera bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…
So, Microsoft are not all bad ! research.microsoft.com/apps/video/def… This is a prototyping system that flies in the face of the rest of Microsoft's business
Paper - and what an artistic vision can do to change what we see in it. space.com/14941-rocket-r…
Ladies and Gentlemen. Have a look at peggem.com Tell me what you think, even use it perhaps !
BBC News - School Report 2012: Do kids want to code in class? bbc.in/x4JjaE
BBC News - Sony unveils 'floating interface' touchless display bbc.in/z2JETp
Bionic body part replacements series BBC bbc.co.uk/news/health-16… and bbc.co.uk/news/health-17…
BBC News - Robotic cheetah 'breaks speed record for legged robots' bbc.in/xSMN4s Remarkably unpleasant to watch this.
BBC News - Can you build a human body? bbc.in/xYPjJh It's a bit late for this module now, but interesting all the same.
WATCH THIS > Abundance is our future on.ted.com/ASJk #TED If you can't find anything to say, you have not been paying attention. Post !
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full on.ted.com/ARbp #TED We should be running modules on this single all encompassing subject. End Growth.
Self controlling swarms of robots flying through gaps, making maps, photographing, building boxes and playing music. ted.com/talks/vijay_ku…
I just earned the registration Badge on SETILive.org setilive.org/badges/4f4db14… #setilive Listening to Alien radio signals - possibly.
All the Google tools in one place - there are a lot of them. google.co.uk/intl/en/polici…
dataliberation.org Google's rather hidden security access site.
Google thinks you are... well, take a look. google.com/ads/preference… Organise your Googling at accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?s…
computerbasedmath.org/resources/refo… Mr Wolfram talks math. Use computer to do sums, then teach programming. Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes, Me!
Fractal program download site - Mac ( and windows etc...) wmi.math.u-szeged.hu/xaos/doku.php?…
Airships - on the radio news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today… I have always loved this idea. Slow but very very green heavy duty transport or more than that?
bbc.co.uk/news/health-16… - more on stem cells and treatment of sight problems - caution, proceed with hope.
Skin cell to Brain cell without a stem cell. Published Nov 2010, reaches BBC news in Jan 2012 ! bbc.co.uk/news/health-16… nature.com/nature/journal…
BBC News - Mobile giants unveil latest designs in Barcelona bbc.in/z5WdTP - The story changes. 4G next year - 5G never? Korea wins !
This is how Squid listen to the world's oceans bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… .It's a totally different way to hear sound in water - fish do it too.
amyris.com/en/markets/fue… water free ! - that was quick... I have just told my contact at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Fuel from Yeast - amyris.com but, I am told it has water in it - so is not a total Fossil fuel replacement - yet.
Write your own world saving 'Bio Brick' and win a prize ! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGEM - or make a glowing Oak Tree.
Bio bricks - $250 to buy a bit of computer coded life. They are trying to be ethical though. biobricks.org and partsregistry.org/Main_Page
ted.com/talks/avi_rubi… You may not have a Pacemaker, but you could have a car - that can be hacked and even stolen electronically.
BBC News - Mobile World Congress: The UK firms hitting Barcelona bbc.in/x0H6ko Waterproof nanotech, Datawind OLPC/Tablet < £35.
newscientist.com/special/missin… - things that didn't happen then but have now. The future too early.
BBC News - Faster-than-light neutrinos could be down to bad wiring bbc.in/xtTng9 - Slower than we thought...
Basically, everything we have been discussing in class :- downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio…
Hot ice bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… on a world 2.7 times larger than Earth.
I have waited 37 years to see this again in full. Register with the Royal Institution to see the video, it's free. ri.mediaondemand.net/handler.aspx?S…
Nano paper link - C/O Merve docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=c…
channel4.com/programmes/hom… a television series covering domestic aspects of this module - free for you to use :-) Two episodes so far.
diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2012/02/freed-… hand held and manipulated ablator, CAD directed, you just remove the bits that you don't want - leaving the 3d object.
BBC News - Viewpoint: The internet is broken - we need to start over bbc.in/yLnxMI Don't panic !
BBC News - Vega rocket set for maiden voyage bbc.in/wCJ19i Private space craft - from Europe to space.
BBC News - Apple releases a 'Mountain Lion' OS developer preview bbc.in/x8Vzhz - will that stop me working for months again too?
BBC News - Mobile money - has its moment come? bbc.in/xVNnDg mobile cash in a mobile phone.
BBC News - Delay NHS 111 phoneline, doctors urge bbc.in/xu8cYn another ill-considered massive IT project.It should have been IcT !
Idealab | Inside the Lab | TED 2010 in 100 Tweets shar.es/fN0W4
BBC News - Stem cells used to 'heal' heart attack scars bbc.in/ynI6fU
BBC News - Apple petitioners tell firm to protect Chinese workers bbc.in/w2aSJg ... I was there.
urgentevoke.com/profile/017eum… Urgent Evoke - an example of good, green game-play that does not make you forget!
The future really took off on Feb 7th - and this is how it started. youtube.com/wesolveforx Where do we go from here? Solve for X. Apple next?
At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future: nyti.ms/uj0cpu So, that's where it is all coming from. They talk and do it too !
High power sound waves - compressors with no moving parts (almost ). memagazine.org/backissues/mem…
Here comes the sun… #camresearch cam.ac.uk/research/news/… 44% solar power capture.
BBC News - Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first bbc.in/w8L1SK with video.
Look for lost Mars landers on super hi res Mars images. planetary.org/explore/topics…
raspberrypi.org A computer for under £20, before March 2012 based on the chip that goes in your phone, developed from the BBC Micro.
A non-flash version of the videos for 'We Solve for X' . Essential watching . youtube.com/wesolveforx
BBC News - Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first bbc.in/w8L1SK Cyber granny
Solve For X #solveforx Printable electronics, clothes, medical diagnostics on paper. <stretchable electronics> presented by Kevin Dowling
wolframalpha.com/input/?i=w%22%… I'm told it is excellent for math students. Siri via a keypad, no language problems. Intelligent terminal to a cloud.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcran… Don't try this at home. May be it will be everywhere, the future way to learn?
Solve For X wesolveforx.com. TED for Google
Mick Mountz: The hidden world of box-packing #TED on.ted.com/AJMT Another replacement for manual labour. (Sorry about the music.)
Green:Net 2011 Live Coverage gigaom.com/cleantech/gree… -now recorded. A source of good ideas including sustainable power for now and the future.
What Google knows about you - or thinks it knows... Click and find out how they see you... google.com/ads/preferences
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-th… Financial Mal ware - which was new to me...
BBC News - Listening in on the mind bbc.in/xXyDy3 followup to "Science decodes 'internal voices' ".
*** BBC News - 'Human enhancement' comes a step closer bbc.in/zmHmGh followup to a New Scientist article - so, it has to be true.
BBC News - Do the dead outnumber the living? bbc.in/wrdnZU Fact and statistics. What and who can we believe, should we do anything ?
ustream.tv/channel/live-i… lets you see the world from orbit - as it happens. Watch the weather from above it. Sunrise every 90 minutes C/O NASA.
youtube.com/user/virgingal… Want to go in to Space? It just costs money - bookings are now open, 450 have already paid for their tickets to Zero G.
eepurl.com/iXJ7L An HTML email newsletter I am working on. Can you read it ? If not, please tell me !
Korean WiFi speed for all - soon. 5G WiFi =5Gb. knowyourmobile.com/blog/1216874/8… before 2013
Google 2.0 , facing up to Facebook at least financially ht.ly/8OHJT
BBC News - Science decodes 'internal voices' bbc.in/waegF4 Extract sound heard by taking signals from the brain. plosbiology.org/article/info%3…
A questionnaire asking you about your desire to know or not know your genetic makeup and your possible medical future. genomethics.org
Do you want to know what diseases lie in store? channel4.com/news/would-you… Genome sequencing and your insurance premium - a good idea?
3D printing machines $300 #TED on.ted.com/AHeJ Your next job - programming a chair, house, replacement leg bone, a lampshade or fun art
Not lovin' it: McDonald's eats humble pie after Twitter backlash - News - Food & Drink - The Independent independent.co.uk/life-style/foo…
illusory.psych.ucla.edu/PLM/demos/NewS… Perceptual learning. Is this in anyway new?
'Water Canary' #TED on.ted.com/AGzu Checking water is safe to drink, no training, results posted on the web making water safety maps.
BBC News - Sony 'boosts low-light picture quality' with white pixels bbc.in/zTgShy Pin hole cameras - so good they could be anywhere.
BBC News - Davos 2012: Alternative voices on how to fix the world economy bbc.in/w8jskc Real evidence, action to protect the future.
torty.org.uk/FCL/ufp/studen… The effect of accessibility of information via digital methods on access to original 'hard' copy. Another UFP posting
torty.org.uk/FCL/ufp/studen… A wikipedia posting from a UFP student - covers a lot of subjects areas that have been mentioned in MFP lectures.
BBC News - ReRAM competes to be tech's next memory chip standard bbc.in/y3aiKf A new memory.
Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner #TED on.ted.com/AGg5 Frankly - unconvincing, but, this is TED ! So, it's real ?...no.
BBC News - War or gaming fun? Spot the difference bbc.in/w3c7Yu Many issues here.
BBC News - 'Cloaking' a 3-D object from all angles demonstrated bbc.in/ypUyoW - another method
BBC News - McDonald's to create 2,500 jobs in UK in 2012 bbc.in/zzPeV9 What are your thoughts on this ?
BBC News - Advanced Cell Technology: Stem cell retinal implants safe bbc.in/zcFuGA Human tests - positive results.
BBC News - Big Tokyo earthquake likely 'within the next few years' bbc.in/yAVSvq - Posted just as a 'heads up' warning.
BBC News - EU proposes 'right to be forgotten' by internet firms bbc.in/zE2s4j You will be remembered - by law.
torty.org.uk/FCL/2-uncatego…... tweeted from this very site.
The web version of a splendid magazine newscientist.com You have to pay to read all of it - reduced student rates are available.
trnmag.com Stuff being worked on now that will be reported in five years... But, that time gap is lessening.
Amazing Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Continues Progress | Singularity Hub singularityhub.com/2010/10/06/vid… - Now, old news.
BBC News - Hewlett Packard opens doors to its HP Labs UK research base bbc.in/xjHhnI Low power screen -1
Calming words from a man who does the job. ucl.ac.uk/lhl/Autumn2011… It may take many more years, but I say we must be ready for designer bodies.
The UCL talk I mentioned in the MFP class ucl.ac.uk/lhl/Autumn2011…
Watch the lunchtime lectures at UCL online ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed/a…
Keep up to date with the college facebook.com/LondonFoC
Round of applause to the 13 million people who stood up -#SOPA #PIPA are tabled 4 now #13millioncheers sopastrike.com/numbers .That was quick!
Horizon: 2011-2012: Playing God bbc.in/AEjAII Remarkable - even further advanced than I told you on Monday. See? I said things move!
BBC News - Quantum computing could head to 'the cloud', study says bbc.in/z0V0JG
Censorship or copyright protection in America could effect the entire 'Internet' fightforthefuture.org/pipa/ Comments?
APH10059664 - talk.planethunters.org/objects/APH100… Three spikes each sample.
Number 6 for tonight talk.planethunters.org/objects/APH520… Second again..
BBC News - New planet discovered by British amateur stargazers bbc.in/xWntPM This chap got in first :-(
SECONDS too slow this time talk.planethunters.org/objects/APH520…
And a third - ten minutes faster and I would have my name on it.http://www.planethunters.org/sources/SPH10044161
I found another planet tonight ! talk.planethunters.org/objects/APH520… But, again, I was not the first. Tenth maybe :-)
I found a planet too... But I was not the first. talk.planethunters.org/objects/APH526…
Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack #TED on.ted.com/AD5T Security and privacy is not was it was - even for the good guys.
BAD news sopastrike.com/strike Sites linking to sites which break the law will themselves break copyright law. How can you possibly check?
Good news - ucl.ac.uk/lhl/Autumn2011… from UCL lunchtime lectures
BBC News - Volunteers wanted for planet hunt bbc.in/xL2sC3 I've found a few planets, looked at over 1,000 stars
bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00… Star Gazing Live. A BBC Programme that introduces the concept of looking up at night.
BBC News - Ten 100-year predictions that came true bbc.in/zJZJXv A better list, but 100 years old !
BBC News - Ten top predictions for life 100 years from now bbc.in/xM37jV Not a very impressive list - we can do better.
BBC News - Raspberry Pi bids for success with classroom coders bbc.in/yJkrGx Tortoisesoft Reborn ! RISC OS lives again !
BBC News - CES 2012: 3D printer makers' rival visions of future bbc.in/xHdyPU Available in shops NOW.
How astronomers help doctors - share unexpected technology #TED on.ted.com/AB3n Another reason why the new MFP module is a good idea.
IcT curriculum is dropping 'office skills' like teaching MSO all day. BBC Micro rules - like I have been saying and teaching for years ! Ha!
Make 2012 the year you learn to code codeyear.com #codeyear You can always ask me for help too !
Neighbours woke me, sparklingly clear London sky 1 Quadrantid at start ten mins @ 01:30 heading down and south along the length of Orion
BBC News - Sony's bio battery turns waste paper into electricity bbc.in/uSFsWm Green paper.
BBC News - Self-healing electronic chip tests may aid space travel bbc.in/ugUju5 - Green gold - computer, fix thyself.
BBC News - Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch bbc.in/tlj1D8 Nearly ready. Would you like a course on using these ?
trnmag.com - this is another treasure trove of information about the future.
tedmed.com/videos-info?na… And more... Wow doesn't get close...
Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness #TED on.ted.com/A6TA The greatest medical computing news I have ever read EVER!
BBC News - Jailbreakers use Apple crash reports to 'free' iPhones bbc.in/sopUzG ................ QA or not QA - that is the question.
BBC News - Ofsted sends ICT to the naughty step bbc.in/rE3xL8 Yet another reason to learn CS rather than ICT.
Programming in Objective-C sld.to/q67w16 If you did well in the exam, you can do well to read this.
BBC News - World's 'smallest steam engine' built in Germany bbc.in/uWsrCP
BBC News - Higgs boson: Excitement builds over 'glimpses' at LHC bbc.in/t03lGb - and yet New Scientist said it's probably wrong !
The world’s smallest 3D printer - smaller than a normal paper printer ! #TED on.ted.com/A4bp not quite available in the shops now.
A job you never thought of - Sound designer for an electric car. BBC News - Sounds of the future for electric vehicles bbc.in/utqeuo
Collaberative computing:- Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity #TED on.ted.com/A4MR

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