ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: Digital distractions, echos from a black hole, and peer-to-peer storage

  • Dealing With “Digital Distractions” in the Classroom. I’ve certainly wondered what the best approach is to students who are using laptops in the classroom!  Krystal at Anthropology in Practice asks whether a blanket ban on them is the right approach.
  • A blast from a black hole’s past. The black holes at the center of many galaxies are “active”, in that they give off tremendous amounts of energy; our galaxy’s black hole does not.  Has it always been that way?  Sarah at SarahAskew discusses observations of an “echo” that suggests that it has not!
  • Peer-to-peer data storage. Finally, David at Sciencetext talks about the ups and downs of using peer-to-peer communications as a system to store and protect data!

Check back next week for more “miscellaneous” selections!

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2 Responses to ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: Digital distractions, echos from a black hole, and peer-to-peer storage

  1. Oh that’s just fantastic. Our super-massive black hole is napping, but every few hundred years it stirs, throwing out a bunch of radiation to let us know it’s not dead. Someday it will cook us with x-rays and then slowly devour us while twisting us into dimensions impossible to imagine. H.P. Lovecraft would have loved that.

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