Young scientists impress Obama at White House

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High-speed train almost as fast as plane A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run. That surpassed its record of 361 mph, set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile at a sp... - Posted on April 28, 2015
World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin! Hello World! Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship. Setting Up Shop Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Would planes be safer without pilots? To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. Following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous, or independent, jets is resur... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean Streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood are blocks away from the fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars. They are now cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in. The mobile bathrooms on wheels are guarded by attendants. The bathro... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Walking, made 7% easier Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle. When you strap on a pair, you can reduce the energy it... - Posted on April 9, 2015
7-year-old girl gets new hand from 3-D printer Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own. And that she could strap it on easily. Then she could jump on her bike and pedal away. ... - Posted on April 7, 2015
App recommends opportunities based on news you read Olivier Kamanda read the "Invisible Child" in the New York Times. It was about Dasani, a 12-year-old Brooklyn girl and her family. They were homeless. Through social media, it prompted an outpouring of support for homeless families. Kamanda was the speechwriter and senior a... - Posted on April 3, 2015
Car prepares to drive itself 3,500 miles across U.S. Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future. An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon make a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S. A person will sit behind the wheel at all times. But that person won't touch it u... - Posted on April 2, 2015
Now Google lets you zip through the Amazon jungle For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images were recently released. They are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. The maps' "St... - Posted on April 1, 2015
Young scientists impress Obama at White House The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti... - Posted on March 26, 2015