The Cost Of Education’s Blue-Tinted Glasses

Reporters have been calling to discuss what’s ahead for education under the Biden administration and to do postmortems on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s tenure. The conversations have been a stark reminder of just how far left American education really is. The questions have shared a similar theme: Is it a devastating critique of DeVos that she’s been sued so often by states’ attorneys general? How can one justify her efforts to set new guidelines governing Title IX enforcement? Will Biden be able to double spending on Pell Grants, triple spending on Title I, and forgive student debt?

At least two things are notable here. The first is that DeVos is being judged by standards very different from those used to

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According To Drizly, Alcohol Sales Surged Election Night As Americans Filled Their Glasses

As results unfolded over election night (and the days following), most of the country was, well, reaching for a drink. Election watch parties may have been scrapped, but that doesn’t mean drinkers weren’t filling their glasses—according to alcohol e-commerce giant Drizly, sales jumped almost 58% (in comparison to an average of the last four Tuesdays). 

Sales were Drizly’s year-over-year growth—219% higher to be exact. These jumps were industry-wide—Google
reported searches for ‘alcoholic drinks’ had never been higher.

New York City saw alcohol sales spiked a whopping 110.4%, while D.C.—the epicenter of election happenings—saw a 132.57% increase in alcohol sales.

While this is all interesting, what’s particularly fascinating is the sales breakdown between red, blue and swing states. Blue states purchased more wine, while red states headed towards something stronger.

Sales in blues states (Drizly is present in

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Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to Guide Clinical Remote Student Learning

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, via local Vuzix distributor Eva Bilişim, are using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to support remote student learning.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical practice courses at the University must be held in accordance with pandemic conditions in the clinics under the Istanbul University Medical Society. The dentistry faculty determined that the dentistry educational model is one where theoretical and clinical knowledge requires support by intensive clinical experiences. With face-to-face training difficult due to the pandemic process, the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry began using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to broadcast live applied courses and clinical applications to enhance the educational quality of its online learning effort. 

“More and more healthcare practitioners and educators

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Scientists manage to improve metallic glasses

Scientists from NUST MISIS manage to improve metallic glasses
Metallic glass sample. Credit: NUST MISIS

Researchers at National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) have managed to develop a unique method to process bulk metallic glasses. According to the authors of the study, they have managed to find processing conditions that significantly improve the quality of this promising material. The research results were published in Journal of Alloys and Compounds.

Metallic glasses (amorphous metals) are materials which, unlike crystalline forms, don’t have a long range atomic order. According to the scientists, this makes the material high-strength, elastic, and corrosion resistant. Amorphous metals also have other useful properties, due to which they are in demand in instrument making, mechanical engineering, medicine and magneto-electrical engineering.

NUST MISIS scientists explained that the material’s brittleness is one of the obstacles to its widespread use. The authors of the study believe that the new method to process metallic glasses will help eliminating

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