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Social media and mobile technologies in bridging digital divides

Digital inequalities such as digital divides are a big issue in the information society, potentially influencing engagement in political, social, and educational life. They create marginalized, excluded groups who do not have access to the Internet, to information, or maybe to the necessary skills for using these devices and social applications.…

 

Curiosity landing on the Red Planet

The Mars Science Laboratory – The NASA rover Curiosity will land down on Mars on Monday, August 6, 2012, as estimated today at 3:31am AEST. This mission, lasting one Martian-year (98 Earth weeks),  is of both scientific and human significance.  …

 

Open Linked Data, DBpedia, Serendipity, and the Future of Web – Interview with Kingsley Idehen

Being a Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, Open Source enthusiast, and at some point the contributor to the AP for the FOAF and other metadata standards, recently I had an opportunity to talk with Kingsley Idehen on his current projects,  views on the use of the Web technologies, Open Linked Data,  WebID, serendipity, and certain aspects of the Internet that influence our everyday lives.

 

ACTA: you won! What’s next?

Last weeks’ 4th of July will remain remembered in the history of science and technology, and intellectual property rights and democratic actions – celebrating two big events. Higgs boson’s event at CERN was the trending topic in media internationally:  the LHC has discovered a new particle.…

 

Nikola Tesla and the magic of science

Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity – Nikola Tesla

One of the greatest people in the history of science, and the greatest inventor of the post industrial society, Nikola Tesla, is the visionary that many people have never even heard of or about his work.…

 

Do you want to contribute to the Australian Science knowledge community?

(For those drawn here from blog posts and other social media sites, Australian Science is a science and technology magazine and blogging network covering new technologies, web, education, scientific materials, and other related fields.)

We are expanding our blogging and network activities to cover more scientific fields.…

 

Harvard and MIT offer free online education materials

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced last week the launch of edX, a transformational partnership and initiative in online education. EdX presents a not-for-profit joint venture between these two institutions that will collaborate to “enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners”, offering online versions of their classes and those of other universities.…

 

Connected and Free: World Wide Web professionals at #WWW2012

This is the Part II from the highlights of the World Wide Web 2012 (#WWW2012) conference and here are some notes of mine but this time focusing on people, attendants who have been actively participating in the web professionals meeting and their impressions of the conference. 

 

Global Web, Society and Knowledge at #WWW2012

The 21st International World Wide Web Conference, (#WWW2012) for web professionals is over. Lyon convention center (Lyon, France) gathered many prominent computer and social science specialists, web and mobile technologies creators, internet researchers and scholars, developers, users and commercial ventures – actively engaging, interacting, writing, and communicating on web, Internet, social media, digital technologies, and emerging applications.

 

Open access celebrating the tenth anniversary

An open access initiative is celebrating ten years of its activities and existence. The Open Access philosophy was firmly articulated in 2002, when the Budapest Open Access Initiative was introduced. It quickly took root in the scientific and medical communities because it offered an alternative route to research literature that was frequently closed off behind costly subscription barriers.…

 
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