Friday, May 26, 2017

S.T.E.M.

S.T.E.M.

courtesy NewsMax - The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has  reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a  study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center's Internet...

Lisa Harris, University of Southampton and Manuel León Urrutia, University of Southampton Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – free, short courses made available to everybody online – were expected to herald the end of higher...

From talking bears to smartwatches, the American International Toy Fair hosted countless tech toys. Here's a look at the top 10 kids' gadgets hitting stores later this year. The Kidizoom smartwatch helps kids tell time, and...

By Gus Delaporte via commercialobserver The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition has set its sights on overtaking Silicon Valley as the nation’s largest tech hub, and a strategic plan issued last week has outlined how it can...

US startup Mission Street Manufacturing seeks $50k of Kickstarter crowdfunding for child-focused device 3D printers certainly aren't toys, but one US company is preparing to launch a 3D printer for children called Printeer. Mission Street Manufacturing is...
Scientist

An increasing policy focus in Australia, and internationally, is on getting young people interested in and studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. One approach being explored is to bring the school STEM curriculum...

Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly effortlessly. FREE Webinar: Accelerating...

STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — is at the center of the Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to diversify the city’s economy following the financial crash of 2008. By  Ben  Chapman  (courtesy nydailynews)

(courtesy SiliconValley) Just days after the Los Gatos-based video-on-demand company let its streaming-video rights with Viacom expire, Amazon announced Tuesday a $200 million exclusive licensing deal for hundreds of popular Viacom childrens’ shows, including...

A North Carolina school district has suspended the use of 15,000 tablets after reports of multiple hardware issues, including the device’s charger melting at home. Guilford County Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green has suspended the...

THE ATLANTIC. Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching. image Dierk Schaefer/Flickr Smartphones, iPads, TVs, computers, videogames. Technology is omnipresent, especially for...

Biomimicry — known as “innovation inspired by nature” — has led to the invention of bullet trains, vaccines, adhesives, and light bulbs, among other things. Add to that list the winning invention of last night’s...