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Caught on Camera: Top Film Schools and the story of modern day Filmmaking

By Mon, May 18, 2015 3:10AM UTC 0 Comment

Since the early days of cinema, with the dawn of the 20th Century and simple standing only projection rooms showing single-take short films, to today’s modern film, TV & media industry, the complex nature of filmmaking has proved to be ever changing, always on the cusp of technological advancement and forever with one step in...

Japan and US first ladies promote student exchanges

By Wed, Apr 29, 2015 12:49PM UTC 1 Comment

GREAT FALLS, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama says all of America's students should have the opportunity to interact with kids from other countries so they can learn about each other....

Revolutions in Engineering: Engineering Education for the Future

By Tue, Apr 21, 2015 9:44PM UTC 11 Comments

As our modern world continues to become increasingly complex, the need for those with the skills to solve the problems of tomorrow will only grow in importance. While it might be surprising to hear, engineers may be the only people qualified to solve many of these new problems. Engineering is about finding practical solutions to...

Why we need more absurd math questions in Singapore, not less

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 6:15PM UTC 3 Comments

We complain about rote learning in our education system but when students are given an opportunity to solve creative problems, we balk at the idea and call it an unnecessary stress inducer. The latest subject of this contradictory reaction is the P5 math question which asked students to find Cheryl’s birthday....

Blatant benevolence: ACS prepares students for the good life

By Mon, Apr 13, 2015 12:24PM UTC 1 Comment

Whenever money is involved, we tend to be more sceptical towards claims of altruism. At least one social scientist, Dr Geoffrey Miller, has brought that scepticism to its (logical?) conclusion. According to his theory, altruistic behaviour—giving without expecting an obvious pay-off—is a kind of mating signal for the opposite sex. By giving away unsparingly, individuals show that they have resources to burn—that they can afford to give away money or time freely—and this, according to Dr Miller’s experiment, is sexy....