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Stunning YouTube Video Shows Weather Balloon Soaring Into The Stratosphere

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This incredible YouTube video follows the journey of a weather balloon as it soars to the borders of space. Over three hours, the camera climbs to a staggering 35,000 metres, propelled only by helium. Astrophotographer Julian Weßel uploaded an edited version of the video last autumn, but today (31 Jan)… Read more »

If You Think Your Pupils Are Googling Their Way To Success, Think Again

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One of the more tiresome aspects of classroom teaching over the past decade has been the mandatory insertion of ICT (Information Communications Technology) into every lesson, regardless of any educational rationale. For the gradually disempowered teacher the option of saying: ‘I’m not’, to the question: ‘How are you incorporating ICT… Read more »

Are UK Universities Scuppering Our Chances Of Creating The Next Zuckerberg?

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Starting a tech company, for young people today, is the new rock n’ roll. Many would rather be the next Mark Zuckerberg than Led Zep. After all, launch a Facebook, Instagram or Uber and mega wealth and stardom are all but guaranteed. Now in the US, everything is geared up… Read more »