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Yes, remote learning can work for preschoolers

Yes, remote learning can work for preschoolers

Mariam, one of the mothers in the camp, has two girls, five and four years old, and her greatest wish is that they get an education. She herself stopped her schooling at the sixth grade. “Reading and writing,” she said through an interpreter, “is the most important thing in life.” A focus on resilience Sesame Street premiered in the United States in 1969 with a social mission born out of the civil rights movement and President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society: to level the playing field for poor kids by bringing early learning into the home for free.  The show debuted its first foreign-­language co-productions in Brazil and Mexico just three years later; there have been a total of 42 international co-­productions over the years. A meta-analysis of studies with over 10,000 children in 15 countries found that these programs have had significant positive effects on children’s mastery of reading and basic math concepts, as well as their social-emotional skills and attitudes toward out-groups.   An Arabic version of the show (Iftah Ya Simsim/Open Sesame, which many …

First remote, zero-gravity surgery performed on the ISS from Earth (on rubber)

First remote, zero-gravity surgery performed on the ISS from Earth (on rubber)

Researchers successfully completed the first remote, zero-gravity “surgery” procedure aboard the International Space Station. Over the weekend, surgeons based at the University of Nebraska spent two hours testing out a small robotic arm dubbed the Miniaturized In Vivo Robotic Assistant, or spaceMIRA, aboard the ISS as it orbited roughly 250 miles above their heads.  But don’t worry—no ISS astronauts were in need of desperate medical attention. Instead, the experiment utilized rubber bands to simulate human skin during its proof-of-concept demonstration on Saturday. [Related: ‘Odie’ is en route for its potentially historic moon landing.] Injuries are inevitable, but that little fact of life gets complicated when the nearest hospital is a seven-month, 300-million-mile journey away. But even if an incredibly skilled doctor is among the first people to step foot on Mars, they can’t be trained to handle every possible emergency. Certain issues, such as invasive surgeries, will likely require backup help. To mitigate these problems in certain situations, remote controlled operations could offer a possible solution. Designed by Virtual Incision, a startup developing remote-controlled medical …

Rize launches AI productivity coach, targeting work-life balance in remote work era

Rize launches AI productivity coach, targeting work-life balance in remote work era

Rize, a San Francisco-based startup, announced the launch of its new AI productivity coach today. The coach uses machine learning (ML) to analyze users’ work patterns and provide personalized insights and recommendations to improve productivity and work-life balance. “We realized there was no insight into how we spend our time at work. It was a complete blindspot,” said Rize co-founder MacGill Davis in an interview with VentureBeat. “We looked at existing solutions but they couldn’t provide the granularity or valuable insights we wanted.” The new AI-powered coach tracks time spent in various applications and websites, detects when users are focused or distracted, and nudges them to take breaks at optimal times. According to Davis, it’s like having “a fitness tracker for your work” that helps you work “healthier and more efficiently.” Credit: Rize A data-driven approach to productivity Early users have praised the app’s ability to help them take breaks, reduce overworking and have more energy at the end of the day. “I end my day feeling so much more refreshed and less exhausted,” Davis …

OpenVPN vs WireGuard vs L2TP remote access VPNs compared

OpenVPN vs WireGuard vs L2TP remote access VPNs compared

In the digital age, where remote work has become the norm, businesses are increasingly reliant on virtual private networks (VPNs) to ensure secure access to their networks. Remote access VPN create a protected connection over the internet, allowing employees to work from anywhere without compromising sensitive company data. However, selecting the right VPN protocol can be a daunting task for businesses, as it impacts the security, speed, and reliability of remote connections. Among the leading remote access VPN protocols are OpenVPN, WireGuard, and L2TP/IPsec. OpenVPN is widely appreciated for its strong encryption and compatibility with various platforms, which makes it a solid choice for businesses prioritizing security and ease of use. It’s a protocol that has stood the test of time, offering a dependable way to protect data as it travels across the internet. WireGuard, on the other hand, is a newer entrant that has quickly gained attention for its high-speed performance and modern cryptographic techniques. It’s designed to be simpler and more efficient than its predecessors, which can be particularly beneficial for businesses that …

Why fully remote workplaces mean more loneliness – and more sick days

Why fully remote workplaces mean more loneliness – and more sick days

FOR most of us, lockdown is now just a dim memory. There has, however, been one lasting effect: hybrid work patterns. The stresses of the daily commute are no more; in its place, we have more time with the children, at the gym or shopping. It is a boon for working parents. This marks a sea change from past work practices. But has it really been the win-win situation some CEOs have claimed? In our new book, The Social Brain: The psychology of successful groups, we argue that organisations – hospitals, schools, businesses, government departments – are social environments,… Source link

How to back up a Linux directory to a remote machine with rsync

How to back up a Linux directory to a remote machine with rsync

gorodenkoff/Getty Images Linux is the most flexible operating system on the market. With this open-source platform, you can do far more than you can with your proprietary OS, without spending a dime on software. When taking your first steps with Linux, you’ll probably want to avoid the command line because it can be a bit daunting. Eventually, however, you might find you’re ready to see just how much more power and flexibility you can eke out of your distribution of choice. One very handy (and useful) thing you can do is learn how to back up a local directory to a remote one with the help of the rsync command. And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you. Ready? Let’s do it. Also: Here’s another reason why Linux is way cooler than your operating system How to back up a Linux directory with rsync  What you’ll need: To make this work, you’ll need two instances of Linux, one for the local (that houses the directory you want to back up) and one for the remote …

Small Biz Owners Scale Back Their Office Space or Go Remote Altogether. Some Move to the Suburbs

Small Biz Owners Scale Back Their Office Space or Go Remote Altogether. Some Move to the Suburbs

NEW YORK (AP) — After 46 years, Steve Replin has decided to give up his office space. Replin, who has a law practice and acts as an alternative lender in Denver, is adapting to the changing preferences of clients, who would rather conduct business online, or in a less professional setting like a coffee shop. “I am 76 and have grown up being in actual physical spaces as offices, but I really think that the ‘kids’ have it right,” by shunning offices, he said. The pandemic has had a transformative effect on the office space landscape. Many businesses are shifting away from traditional spaces toward hybrid work and more flexible, collaborative spaces. About 23% of U.S. office space is available, compared with 16% before the pandemic, according to global real estate advisor Avison Young. While the real estate decisions of big companies get much of the attention, small business owners are also reassessing what they need in terms of an office. Some are finding more bang for their buck in suburban locations. Others are scaling …

Upgrade your entertainment system with this  Apple TV and Siri Remote refurbished bundle

Upgrade your entertainment system with this $80 Apple TV and Siri Remote refurbished bundle

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › This refurbished bundle includes a 4th Gen Apple TV and a 1st Gen Siri Remote for $69.97—53 percent off through Jan. 28. As our TVs get smarter our wallets get, well, dumber trying to keep up. Despite what the makers of these entertainment machines may think, you don’t have to get a whole new TV to enjoy smart features like streaming apps and voice-controlled remotes—just get an Apple TV and Siri Remote. While Apple is asking $149-plus for its binge-watching box and its remote partner, you can get a refurbished model of them both right here for only $69.97. This limited-time price drop is only good through Jan. 28. Apple TV: A powerful streaming contender You’ve probably heard of the Roku or Fire TV Stick, but the Apple TV brings couch cinema to a whole new level. It connects to the tvOS App Store, where you’ll find streaming apps and games; freely download whatever you want …

Lifelight teams up with Aire Innovate to revolutionise remote patient monitoring

Lifelight teams up with Aire Innovate to revolutionise remote patient monitoring

Southampton’s tech firm Lifelight is teaming up with Leeds-based digital healthcare company Aire Innovate to help medics to monitor patients’ vital signs remotely. Lifelight is game-changing technology that allows a smartphone or tablet to measure blood pressure, pulse and breathing rate simply by looking into the device’s built-in camera. READ MORE: Hampshire: International expansion for med-tech business 270 Vision It works by detecting tiny changes in facial skin colour that occur each time the heart beats.The technology will be embedded into Aire Innovate’s platform, AireSuite. “We’re delighted to be working with Aire Innovate who are conquering the challenges of scaling up remote patient monitoring, connecting users from home to their clinician via their easy-to-use video consultation platform,” said Laurence Pearce, CEO and founder of Lifelight. “With Lifelight embedded into the Aire Innovate, many face-to-faceappointments can be reduced and, in some cases, replaced by more regular remote monitoring, providing improved levels of patient care.” Mike Odling-Smee, founder of Aire Innovate, added: “I feel Lifelight is a game-changer in the effectiveness of remote consultations and a natural …