Phonological Font Friday

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An interesting article by UK layman Peter Irons from his blog, “To Read or Not to Read: This Blog will chart the progress of the emergence of the use of computer screen technology to enable more people to maximise their reading performance across the world.”

In his blog Irons explores reading deficits such as dyslexia, especially in children, and how they may be best ameliorated. Here he comments on a Harvard study about children’s relative reading speed and comprehension on e-readers as opposed to in print. All emphasis and text colors are that of the author.

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Sara Volz, 17, Receives $100,000 Intel First Prize for Research into Algae Populations with High Oil Content

Intel Science Prize Winner Sara Volz, with second and third prize winners

Sara Volz, Intel Science Talent Search winner, with second and third place winnersA high school senior who cultivated populations of algae under her loft bed won first place and $100,000 in the Intel Science Talent Search on Tuesday night. The contestant, Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo., researched ways to create populations of algae cells with high oil content; this algae oil can be converted into an economically feasible biofuel.

[Link to New York Times video interview of Sara Volz, Intel Science Talent Search winner,]

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