It's ridiculous to think that 30 kids, of the same age, are going to learn the same way, at the same rate, as each other.
A child who isn't as developed, put into the machine before he is ready, is going to start behind. He may very well have a rotten time, and just barely make it through each grade. So now he is the dumb kid, or else you hold him back, and there are stigma/image problems associated with that.
Then there are the children who excel, or would if there were only a path for them to do that. Instead they are held back by the antics of trouble makers and by lessons tailored to the rest of the students. And if you push a kid ahead, there can be stigma for being too smart.
I think part of the solution is to eliminate grades. If Charlie is good at math, but bad at english, you put him in the math 102 class and the eng 100 class and say fuck all with putting everyone of age X in math 101 and eng 101. Charlie can fail out of english 3 times and still excel at other subjects. This won't eliminate stigma for being "dumb" and failing at everything. On the other hand, it might make it okay to not be at the same pace as everyone else. Maybe it will reduce the burden of children who aren't at the same place as everyone else by giving them a place, instead of trying to force them into a place.
Obviously, talented students could be advanced as necessary.
Individualized lessons sound impractical; at that point the teachers become tutors. However, it does sound reasonable to tailor streamed lessons to different teaching/learning styles, and let the masses of students consume (learn) how they want. Let the students choose the teacher that teaches them best. This does not address one on one learning, but it might be an interesting approach.
Turing Robotic Industries is a company that has created no products to date. One article says it is mostly funded by Lugee Li, CEO of DongGuan Eontec Co., Ltd. That company seems to be primarily involved in die cast metal.
So far, none of this is important enough to be news to me.
What is this mysterious Liquid Metal, that I can't tell if it is a trademark or brand name or what?
Well, it seems to be an amorphous metal alloy with a non crystalline structure. This grants it some physical properties, different strengths and weaknesses, than a chemically similar crystalline metal. However, I doubt this is going to save your screen if you do drop your phone.
Anyways, a couple of paragraphs from wikipedia:
"An amorphous metal (also known metallic glass or glassy metal) is a solid metallic material, usually an alloy, with a disordered atomic-scale structure. Most metals are crystalline in their solid state, which means they have a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Amorphous metals are non-crystalline, and have a glass-like structure. But unlike common glasses, such as window glass, which are typically electrical insulators, amorphous metals have good electrical conductivity."
"Amorphous metals have higher tensile yield strengths and higher elastic strain limits than polycrystalline metal alloys, but their ductilities and fatigue strengths are lower. Amorphous alloys have a variety of potentially useful properties. In particular, they tend to be stronger than crystalline alloys of similar chemical composition, and they can sustain larger reversible ("elastic") deformations than crystalline alloys. Amorphous metals derive their strength directly from their non-crystalline structure, which does not have any of the defects (such as dislocations) that limit the strength of crystalline alloys. One modern amorphous metal, known as Vitreloy, has a tensile strength that is almost twice that of high-grade titanium. However, metallic glasses at room temperature are not ductile and tend to fail suddenly when loaded in tension, which limits the material applicability in reliability-critical applications, as the impending failure is not evident. Therefore, there is considerable interest in producing metal matrix composite materials consisting of a metallic glass matrix containing dendritic particles or fibers of a ductile crystalline metal."
I'm so tired of well off people who think it is their god damn birth right to have a good education and opportunities, while at the same time people who are born poor in a ghetto have a birth right to poverty. "It's their fault they don't have better jobs and education. It's their choice to fail at school and not overcome their obstacles. I've had just as many challenges as they have, why should they get a free pass? There is no system that keeps them from rising to the top."
SUCH. UTTER. BULLSHIT.
I think about white flight, and how blacks with half a prayer move into white communities hoping for a better life, better education for their young. And all they do is climb out of one hole and into the next. I feel guilt, not because I have done it, but because white Americans have done it, or their earlier generations have. It is a crime we have committed. To claim innocence while at the same time reaping the benefits of leaving your fellow men to falter is mind-bogging.
I appreciate that someone has to pay for all of the sites that I visit for free. Some are payed entirely out of pocket, a labor of love by the host. And some are fueled by ad revenue. But those that utilize pop-ups, pop-unders, full screen ads, ads that autoplay voice and sound, malicious ads with fake security warnings and fake buttons... I don't feel the slightest bit guilty about denying ad revenue to those sites.
The article says nothing about a requirement to use the phone during non-work hours.
And with strange dealings even death may die.
This is me with protective lenses in my eyes to block out some of the light. As the solution starts to work, the light intensity would increase over the course of 2 hours. I ended up putting sunglasses on soon as well.
I'm a little skeptical that a sclera lens will even be effective for protecting your eyes in a situation like this.
I'm also a little surprised that their research doesn't mention anything about pupil dilation, whether it is normal or otherwise.
In the future, these students may come into a position of power, where they can then discriminate based upon their prejudice. Why would UO want to be a part of that process?
Moreover, why would UO want to be represented by these students at all? Would you want to be?