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UA Podcast: The Impact of Gaming on Education

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In the era of smart phones and plentiful access to the internet, children around the world are playing more games than ever before. They are also learning while playing those games.  We know, for example, that the structure of games; having clear goals, skills challenges, feedback, etc, makes the experience extremely interesting.  We also know   …Continue Reading


Khaled Fahmy: Unmistakable Change in Egypt

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For Historian Khaled Fahmy there is no doubt that when you look at the history of modern Egypt and then look at the revolution that started in January 2011 and continues to this day – something fundamental has changed in this country. Those famous 18 days known as the  height of the “arab spring” signified,   …Continue Reading


UA Podcast: Dan Shechtman on Quasicrystals

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While it may now seem hardly contreversial to talk about quasicrystals, when Dr. Dan Schechtman first starting publishing about them in 1984, he was met with extreme hostility from the scientific community. “For a long time it was me against the world,” Schechtman has explained on numerious occasions, a situation that lasted about a decade   …Continue Reading


UA Podcast: Indigenous People and Climate Change Battles

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The effects of climate change have thus far been most felt by the indigeous comminuties in different parts of the world. And while international organizations and governments fight about if climate change exists and then make decrees about protecting those who are “vulnerable”, Merv Tano points out the problem with such battles and such thinking.   …Continue Reading


UA Podcast: Algae, The Answer to Our Energy Needs?

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The recent extreme weather that hit the East Coast of the United States in many ways re-ignited the already widespread discussion about energy and future energy sources.  And while alternatives like solar, wind, and to some extent biofuels are often brought up, one little player with a big role that is seldom mentioned is algae.   …Continue Reading