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  • UN Fury as the Big Mouth Pirate Talks Peace

    By Andrew Rosthorn The UN is to investigate a “climate of impunity” surrounding the leaders of the piracy industry in the Horn of Africa. One thousand of their Somali foot soldiers are now detained in 20 countries. Poor and hungry young men are ...
  • Doing more with less: Air Force training after the cuts

    An exclusive interview with Air Vice Marshal Mark Green, Royal Air Force Cuts in Britain’s defence budget have meant that the Royal Air Force has been forced temporarily to freeze pilot recruitment and reduce the current number of student pilots by a...
  • The need for a comprehensive methodology for profiling cyber-criminals

    By Hemamali Tennakoon     Society, crime, and punishment are some of the universal concepts in human history dating back to the middle ages and even further. From then until now, the meaning of crime and criminal behaviour has changed dramatically...
  • Building capacity in dual use bioethics: biosecurity education for life scientists

    Recent advances in life sciences and biotechnology have brought greater medical benefits but they have also been the focus of increasing concern about their potential misuse. One answer to the problem is to educate life scientists to appreciate their ow...
  • Lack of training key reason for Smolensk plane crash

        The Commission investigating the causes of the catastrophe at Smolensk, produced a critical report detailing the reasons for the tragedy, in which the Polish president Lech Kaczynski , his wife and 94 other senior officials died, Goska Dabek rep...
  • Virtual science map launched on second life

    Virtual science map launched  on second life An interactive map tracking British scientific research, accessible worldwide to millions of Second Life internet surfers appeared at the British Science Festival. ...
  • China's mighty Telecom footprint in Africa

      China plays a major role financing and supplying telecom and ICT equipment to Africa, a precondition for eLearning.  Chinese companies have broken the monopoly of Western telecom giants in Africa, helped to bring down charges and contributed to the t...
  • Anti-social networking

    By Daniel Paterson   In the wake of five days of violence in several English cities, the UK Prime Minister has suggested that social networks could be shut down temporarily by the Police in the event of further public disorder. ...
  • Thinking anew: re-visiting the innovation imperative

    by Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems Alan Bruce discusses the Creanova project, a major EU project funded under the Transversal Research element of the Lifelong Learning Program. This project has at its core an examination of the contours and impe...
  • How war, porn & fast food drive innovation in technology and learning

        What stimulates technological innovation? Peter Nowak talks about the origins of the use of technology in the military, porn, and fast food. ...
  • E-Learning helps spot forget passports

    E-Learning helps spot forget passports Thousands of British immigration officers have now been trained to spot counterfeit documents in a worldwide interactive e-learning scheme designed to beat forgers. ...
  • Modernity’s best defence is liberal modernity itself

        In the third of his controversial series of essays on ‘The Enemies of Modernity’, philosopher and cultural historian Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado, analyses threats to liberal modernity and outlines a radical new strategy, based on educat...
  • Armed conflict & education – UNESCO report

    Armed conflict & education – UNESCO report UNESCO expects sexual violence and rape to rob 28 million children of an education in 2011. Rape, sometimes deliberately organised by senior political and military leaders, is singled out as the caus...
  • E-Learning and public health: bureaucrats tackled the e.Coli outbreak by posting letters

    by Andrew Rosthorn     Public health professionals in both Vancouver and Edinburgh have recently used television and e-learning techniques to warn people about the danger of serving uncooked bean sprouts. But in North Germany, facing a mysterious a...
  • "Augmented Reality will change all of us" - AR on trial in Antwerp

    "Augmented Reality will change all of us" - AR on trial in Antwerp Back in 1992 the Boeing scientists Tom Caudell and David Mizell coined the phrase Augmented Reality to describe how aircraft assemblers in Seattle were given head-mounted displays that sh...
  • Nigerians learn new campaigning skills

    Nigerians learn new campaigning skills New communications technology and social networking are about to influence the politics of the African Continent once again. This time it is Nigeria, where President Goodluck Jonathan (above) and other leaders, ar...
  • E-Learning on the high seas: Anti-piracy training online

    by Sandy Sweet, Canadian Police Knowledge Network E-Learning isn’t something that you would naturally associate with pirates. But in today’s high-risk mariner environment, knowing how to respond effectively to a pirate attack is the difference betw...
  • Saving Central America - new US training package for drugs war

    by Filippa v. Stackelberg     Colombia and Mexico are South America’s main protagonists in the illegal drug trade. Yet, whereas Colombia’s narcotráfico made daily headlines in the 80s and 90s, today Mexico has taken its place and shocks the wo...
  • Cyber warriors wanted by Uncle Sam

    Cyber warriors wanted by Uncle Sam In the face of continuing threats to online security and a potential future shift from conventional warfare  to targeted cyber attacks, the risks of a cyber war are serious. Now the  US Cyber Challenge has been lau...
  • Mubarak's disastrous kill switch

    Recent events in Egypt and Tunisia have again thrown into sharp focus both the use of social networking by demonstrators and the increasing inability of governments to control the free flow of information. Andrew Rosthorn investigates. ...

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