“You can be cool and you can be smart”

Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Is it a bird? A snowboarder? No, it's a drone. If snowboarders feel like something is following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games. The network is using the technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events. The X Games are th... - Posted on January 22, 2015
Commuter bus runs on human waste On November 20, 2014, tourists boarded a bus at Bristol Airport. It ran to Bath in England. The markings on the bus, however, showed that this bus was different. One side of the bus pictured people dumping food scraps into food-recycling bins. This is how people dispose of waste in... - Posted on January 16, 2015
Smart watches: They aren’t just for geeks anymore Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches. The designers hope people will want to wear them day and night. Apple is preparing to release a watch line that in... - Posted on January 15, 2015
Video game found in trash going to Smithsonian One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement in a blog post. He included a photo... - Posted on January 14, 2015
Got a cat? There’s an app for that When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest. If you've had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy c... - Posted on January 12, 2015
Technology's great, but it could eliminate snow days One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students. Snow days are becoming more rare. The state's Department of Education will allow many schools to hold online learning days. They would be used in cases of inclement weather. Students won't miss ... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Selling Girl Scout cookies? There's an app for that The Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout councils and g... - Posted on December 9, 2014
“You can be cool and you can be smart” Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonde... - Posted on November 20, 2014