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Have Your Say About the Government Education Portal Visit the Government Education Portal and complete the user survey to enter the draw to receive one of five gift vouchers. Your response to the survey will contribute to improving this service to the Australian community. The Government Education Portal points the way to authoritative online resources, news and events about education and training in Australia. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..

(With PICS) World's First PSP Modchip - Install Pic & Features Lis Just a few short days ago, we broke the news to the world of a World's First PSP Modchip called Undiluted Platinum. We are now delighted to share with you the COMPLETE specifications of the chip as well as how it all functions - as if that wasn't enough, we even have a pic of how the Undiluted Platinum (UP) looks inside a PSP once installed! From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

California to consider variable electricity pricing for all businesses. Smart meters will allow the electric companies to charge more for electricity during peak usage. About 5% of PG&Es Large corporate customers have volunteered for the program. This may help prevent blackouts, and they are saying residents will be able to choose. California tends to be a trend setter for technology like this. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

How to build a Linux router - Part 1 If your router is slow, resetting, or stopping internet access when you're doing torrents or downloading from other P2P sources, the router you will make from this guide will take care of all your problems. Part 1 of this guide shows you how to install Fedora Core 4 as the operating system. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Mac Mini PVR Setup Very nice mac mini setup, pvr, clean. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

A different kind of Wal-Mart SuperCenter Wal-Mart has a "secret" 460-terabyte capacity datacenter nestled in nowhere Missouri, just up the road from its Bentonville, AR headquarters. I wonder if they are logging phonecalls there. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Fox Confirms X-Men 4 Now that "X-Men: The Last Stand" is out, Fox Head Tom Rothman has confirmed that there will indeed be an X-Men 4, and probably more after that as well. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Human Body on Silicon Chip Being Produced for Experiments The Our vision is building the human body on a chip," says Linda Griffith at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A living, 3D, interconnected set of tissues. The idea is to create not feeling entities but brainless mini-bodies that will be ideal for studying From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Humans May Be Blocking Evolution Humans can threaten species with extinction in many ways, including overfishing, pollution and deforestation. Now a pair of studies points to a new danger to the world's biodiversity: humans may be blocking new species from evolving. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Cool 30sec Video of Wii gesture-drumming with WiiMote Impressive Wii drum demo that shows just what the Wiimote is capable of From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Apple patents music that affects mood Entertainment gear maker Apple has patented a device which controls the speed of music to affect the mood and behaviour of the user during an activity such as exercise. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Ubuntu Release June 1st Information on the upcoming Ubuntu Dapper release on June 1st, and the server release. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Great tip if your phone gets lost or stolen There is a simple way of making lost or stolen mobiles useless to thieves and the phone companies know about it, but keep it quiet. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Warship built out of Twin Towers wreckage In a city still emerging from the floods of Hurricane Katrina, a ship has begun to rise from the ashes of the September 11 terrorist attacks. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Phi-6: Experimental Evolution In Virus Research In a day, a single virus can produce a billion offspring: From generation to generation their genes mutate, creating opportunities for the viruses to evolve. They evolve so quickly, in fact, that scientists can set up experiments to test ideas about how evolution works. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Bending light to make object invisable New materials that can change the way light and other forms of radiation bend around an object may provide a way to make objects invisible. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Sprint now offers the Treo 700P Coming in a little late on its promise to carry the Treo 700P before Verizon- Sprint now offers the Palm-based phone for a mere $499 with your new 2-year contract. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

NY Times - Behind The Scene at IMDB [Internet Movie Database] "Everybody assumes that we have a massive office complex on Wilshire Boulevard," Needham said with a grin. "I always say, 'We're headquartered on the Internet.' " From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Back to the Future DeLorean on eBay A 1983 DeLorean modeled to look exactly like the one from 'Back to the Future'. It includes a "working" flux capacitor and film-accurate interior and exterior details! From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Australian search engine 'wows' Google Rob Pike, a senior Google engineer, tells how he was amazed by an Australian search engine tool developed by 26-year-old student Ori Allon. Pike says he sees a lot of demos of systems at universities, but "this is the first time I've walked out and said: 'Wow! We should buy this stuff'. So it's pretty unique." From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Google Earth coming to Linux Just after Picasa was released we find out they are also working on Google Earth for Linux also. (info is under "Picasa Port to Linux" section) From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Fight Spam the Lazy Way: Automate SpamCop Submissions A tutorial on how to fight spam the lazy way. Submit Spam to SpamCop automatically. When Spam Cop receives a certain amount of complaints during a time-period then they will blacklist the dirty spammer. Submit Spam to SpamCop automatically. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV' Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

DDR Whack-a-Mole "Drew and Calvin built this DDR whack-a-mole game for their EECS 373 class. It’s powered by a Freescale MPC823. The processor controls eight servos with pictures of their friend Malav. The game runs for 20 seconds and then reports how many Malavs you’ve stepped on." From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Rise of the urban Samurai ...Upstairs, the old church gym resembled an ancient Japanese battleground. Some 50 people in Japanese warrior dress — dark robes, heavy chest armor and helmets with fearsome face-cages — hurled bloodcurdling screams as they beat one another over the head with poles. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

VIDEO of the Mini Humanoid Anime-Styled Robot Watch the miniature humanoid anime-styled robot, the "HRP-2m Choromet," in action. (Website is in Japanese) From digg on May 29, 2006 at 8:25 a.m..

Review of the E1705 Boasting a core duo processor, crisp 17 inch wide-screen display and an affordable price tag, this value packed laptop is suitable for gaming and multi-tasking. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 29, 2006 at 8:23 a.m..

Global Places, Global Faces Conference (VIC) The Goegraphy Teachers Association (GTAV) Conference's keynote speakers this year are: Tony Wheeler, from Lonely Planet, who will talk about tourism in a changing world and Lee Tan, Asia Pacific Program Coordinator with Australian Conservation Foundation, who will focus on 'Thinking Globally, Acting Locally'. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..

NASA/Macquarie University Science Education Project Launched Online This online education project, undertaken with Macquarie University's ICT Innovations Centre, was designed to give students and the public a taste of 'real science' in action. It uses a suite of high-tech NASA Learning Technologies to take users on a virtual field trip of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. A Wiki site (http://pilbara.mq.edu.au) introduces students and teachers to the project and gives background scientific information. From there, users can link to a number of NASA learning tools. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

2006 TechnologyOne BYTE Awards The TechnologyOne BYTE (Building Youth Technology Excellence) Awards are open to all Queensland state school students from years 4-12. These awards recognise and reward state school students for their innovative and creative use of technologies and encourage them to excel in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Entries close Friday 9 June 2006. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

QLD Premier's Reading Challenge The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative of the Queensland Government aimed at improving literacy, cultivating a passion for literature and encouraging children to read widely for pleasure and learning. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

National Gifted & Talented Conference 2006 The focus of this conference, sponsored by New Zealand's Ministry of Education, is to strengthen and build on the work undertaken by the Ministry of Education in making connections with the wider gifted and talented community. It will provide an opportunity to foster networks, particularly of parents and educators in this field. The three strands to the conference include: professional development for teachers, counsellors, psychologists, researchers and professionals; support for parents; and strengthening communities of practice. The conference is for teachers, researchers, policy maker From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Republish censored sites on your site An Amnesty campaign that allows users to republish and spread sites that are being repressed on their own sites. You can get a badge that will dynamically show different excerpts from censored sites around the world and link back to irrepressible.info where you can learn more about the site in question and the campaign itself. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Wii + 360 is the Preferred Package Joystiq is running a poll with interesting results: at last count close to 50% of gamers will run with a Wii and a 360, and another 25% will go with just a Wii. The PS3 is taking a hammering it seems after E3. Is it price, functionality, delays, or all of the above? From digg on May 29, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Pimp My Grill The reigning heavyweight is the Talos Outdoor Cooking Suite, for $35,000. From digg on May 29, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

Talk to an anagram bot: Sternest Meanings Say something to Sternest Meanings and he will respond with an anagram of what you said. I say, "Hello sternest" and Sternest responds, "Hot, relentless." From digg on May 29, 2006 at 12:31 a.m..

From National Curriculum Collaboration to National Consistency in Curriculum Outcomes This article from Curriculum Leadership 4:16, examines the influence of both outcomes-based and standards-based education on curriculum reforms in Australia. It compares developments in Australia with those in the USA and assesses whether the move towards greater national consistency in curriculum outcomes in Australia confirms the dominance of outcomes-based education or reflects a shift to standards-based education. From EdNA Online on May 29, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Students and Courses 2005 - Preliminary Data This document presents preliminary figures for the number of students, subject enrolments and hours of delivery relating to Australia's public vocational education and training system for 2005. As the figures are preliminary, they may be subject to change as further processing of the data is undertaken. From EdNA Online on May 28, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..

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