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Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Journey to the FIRST® World Festival Hello World! It’s time to join the Robolution! I’m Chloe, blogger of Team Geared UP!’s adventures. Team Geared UP! is a nine-person robotics team of middle school students from throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. Join m... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Teen uses Legos to build braille printer In California's Silicon Valley, it's never too early to start a business. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print braille. That is the writing system for the visually impaired. With braille, the re... - Posted on January 30, 2015
Have drones gone too far? A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds. It triggered a major emergency response. And it raised fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the comp... - Posted on January 29, 2015
Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer California has broken ground for its $68 billion high-speed rail system. The train promises to whisk travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project is the first in the nation to get underway. The project faces challenges fr... - Posted on January 26, 2015
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