Monthly Archives: April 2011

GEF 2011 : Education in a Knowledge Society

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Under the theme ‘Education in a Knowledge Society’, the Global Education Forum (GEF) offers an exciting mixture of plenary sessions, keynote speeches, abstracts, CPD sessions and exhibitor workshops. Over 3 days, you will gain insight into new initiatives in teaching, experience best practice and go away with practical strategies that can be used the next day in the classroom.

Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon

When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead’s final target — and its covert origins. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how.

Ralph Langner is a German control system security consultant. He has received worldwide recognition for his analysis of the Stuxnet malware.

The linguistic genius of babies

At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world. Patricia Kuhl studies how we learn language as babies, looking at the ways our brains form around language acquisition.