Profile of John Barnesfreelance writer
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John Barnes has 31 commercially published and 2 self-published novels, along with hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, blog posts, and encyclopedia articles. Most of his life he has written professionally; his day jobs have included teaching at every level from disadvantaged middle schoolers to Research-I grad students, statistical analysis of marketing research and opinion polls, and various kinds of theatrical design. Born a few months before Sputnik I, he is a lifelong space nut, and one of the major pleasures of his life was collaborating on two novels with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.Check out his Amazon author's profile for more about his books.
Articles by John Barnes
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
You already own better algebra-teaching software than any educational software developer is making.
To close the programming applications gap on campus, you often must close several other gaps first.
Gamification is hot, but many attempts at educational games fall flat. Designers, parents and teachers should keep these three success factors in mind.
Have years of abstract testing robbed us of our ability to use common sense? We might regain our practical thinking skills via an unlikely avenue: games.
Math instructional software has failed to teach students how to choose the best strategies to solve numbers problems. Why is that the case?
Why IT is still more for classroom logistics than for instruction (no stupidity or wickedness required).