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Mark Zuckerberg’s charity is giving $30 million to help kids learn to read—and love it

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a big advocate of personalized learning—using technology to tailor learning to kids’ interests, abilities and pace of work. Now his philanthropic investment company is funding a major initiative to help struggling readers by applying personalized learning to children’s literacy. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), which Zuckerberg co-founded with his wife Read More

Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

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Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered in either a liquid or air, and then Read More

These are the universities around the world most likely to get you a job

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Given the astronomical price tag on a college degree today, you’d better hope getting one actually pays off. For a measure of that, it can be helpful to look at schools’ track records when it comes to offering job prospects. Today (Nov. 16), the UK’s Times Higher Education—one of the most respected sources in global Read More

Technology is great—but it alone won’t solve all of India’s development problems

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There has been a hopeful but ungrounded optimism among many thinkers and practitioners in the last few years, with them believing that technology can fix all the problems that we as a country are facing. The proponents of this belief system, especially around digital technology, think that problems of agriculture, health, nutrition, gender injustice, education, Read More