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High School Science Fair Winner Might Revolutionize Internet Search

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Schiefer has created a micro-search algorithm that makes it easier to find what you're looking for on the web.

If you've ever tried to search social media sites, you know how hard it is to get accurate results. Well, thanks to 17-year-old Canadian high school student, Nicholas Schiefer, that problem could soon be a thing of the past. Schiefer won the gold medal at the recent Canada-Wide Science Fair for his invention Apodora, a program that uses a special micro search algorithm that analyzes sentence context "to discern and exploit the relationships between words so people can get better search results."

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Now You Can Tweet Your Way Into an MBA Program

Forget writing application essays. The University of Iowa's MBA program only requires 140 characters, and you might get a $37,000 scholarship, too

Forget about slaving away at your grad school application essays. Now you can get into an MBA program simply by writing 140 characters, and you might get a $37,000 scholarship, too. Indeed, the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management is offering this sweet deal to one applicant that best uses Twitter to explain "what makes you an exceptional Tippie MBA candidate and full-time MBA hire? Creativity encouraged!"

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Twitter in the Classroom: Watch This Teacher Engage Shy Students in Learning History

Still skeptical about whether Twitter can help shy students? Meet L.A. middle school teacher Enrique Legaspi and his students.

\n\n\n\n\nStill skeptical about the value of using Twitter as a tool to engage introverted students in classroom lessons? You're not alone. A recent survey of almost 2,000 teachers found that half think that using Twitter (and Facebook) in the classroom "is harmful to the learning experience." But, Los Angeles history teacher Enrique Legaspi disagrees with the naysayers. Last year he went to a workshop that discussed ways to use Twitter in teaching and now his students—even the shy ones—at Hollenbeck Middle School in East L.A. are speaking up more.

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