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Top 5 world supercomputers

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Top 5 world supercomputers
The 5 fastest supercomputers in the worldCountries around the world strive to reach the peak of computing power--but there can be only one. Speed read US reclaims both first and second place from China on list of world’s fastest supercomputers Fastest computer in Europe, Switzerland’s Piz Daint, comes in at #5 High capacities and processing speeds facilitate breakthroughs in everything from climate science to healthcare We've updated this popular article to reflect the most current ranking. Peak performance within supercomputing is a constantly moving target. In fact, a supercomputer is defined as being any machine “that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate.” The field is a continual battle to be the best. Those who achieve the top rank may only hang on to it for a fleeting moment. Competition is what makes supercomputing so exciting, continually driving engineers to reach heights that were unimaginable only a few years ago. To celebrate th…

New technologies and future of education

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New technologies and future of education
How digital technologies can change teaching practices (in a good way)By Aspa Baroutsis
Teachers in Australian schools today are facing increasing pressures to move to more didactic, teacher-centred approaches to teaching. However, these traditional ‘top-down’ pedagogies (teaching methods), where a teacher is often at the front of the classroom ‘transmitting’ knowledge, are increasingly being supplemented by other teaching methods including approaches based on digital technologies as teachers continue to find ways to foreground 21st century skills. The UNESCO report, The futures of learning 3: What kind of pedagogies for the 21st century? suggests that children need to develop new technological competencies compared to previous decades. Therefore ideally, when learning to write, young children should be producing and editing texts using digital technologies and developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills at the same time. Introdu…