Google virtual reality takes N.J. middle school to Paris, Mars and Australia

HARRISON TWP. -- A class of eighth-graders stared at a shark in a reef off the coast of Australia, shortly before glancing around on the surface of Mars. A few minutes later, the students took a closeup look at a rhinoceros beetle in its natural habitat. An audible excitement filled the room, with the occasional "whoa!"…

Tech in NJ: Forget Silicon Valley; be Seattle

New Jersey should aim to be like Seattle, where workers won't be distracted by the New York frenzy, Jay Bhatti told Michael L. Diamond of the Asbury Park Press.

Should a private corporation be in charge of air traffic control?


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo on Wednesday introduced legislation to have a private, nonprofit corporation rather than the government regulate the planes in the air. LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, and Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) included the proposal in their bill to renew the Federal Aviation Administration for six…

Why Rutgers professors dislike system that tracks their work

NEW BRUNSWICK -- Productivity has always been an important aspect of any college professors' performance. How many books they write, how often they are cited in articles, how much grant money they win -- it's all part of the discussion about what makes a good college professor, said David Hughes, president of Rutgers' faculty union. But…

'CSI' or reality? Inside Newark's ballistics lab | Di Ionno

One in an occasional series of Mark Di Ionno columns on gun culture in New Jersey Realtors hang sales awards, doctors and lawyers hang their degrees. At the Newark Police Ballistics Lab, the placards on the wall laud IBIS hits. The lab has made the 1000 club and the 2500 club, and is now closing in…

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