Study: we learn better with paper than screens

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Tweet I’ve written about these kinds of studies before, but here’s the latest one. Norwegian 10th graders were shown to retain information better when they read it on paper than when they read it on a computer. The results clearly demonstrated that those who had read on computer screens had understood less than those who […]

SDCC ’14: Pop Culture and the Robot Reality – panel recap

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TweetBy Matthew Jent Introduced by Brent Spiner, who we all know best as The Next Generation’s Data, this Saturday morning panel was loaded with scientists, futurists, and engineers who looked to science-fiction to inform the work they did creating science fact. Spiner kicked things off with an incongruous Matthew McConaughey impression that was just bad […]

INTERVIEW: Marie Javins on Super-Geekdom and Compassion in IRON MAN: EXTREMIS

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Tweet Reading Marie Javins new IRON MAN: EXTREMIS prose novel, released April 16th, on my iPad, gave me an eerie moment of realizing how much had changed in the technological surface of our lives since Warren Ellis and Adi Granov released their Iron Man comic arc EXTREMIS in 2005 and 2006. Facebook was around then, […]