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Ready, Set, Design!Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt.

Ready, Set, Design!Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group. We use it with kids’ groups at the Museum, for internal staff meetings, and even at industry conferences and summits we host. Top 22 Benefits of Trees. Trees combat the climate change Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

Top 22 Benefits of Trees

Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles. Trees clean the air. Lightyear.fm. The Foos — Fun computer programming for kids.

Learning, made joyful - Memrise. Workout Generator. What is your current fitness level?

Workout Generator

Beginner workouts, beginner, beginner workout, intermediate workout, intermediate workouts, intermediate advanced workouts, advanced workouts, What type of workout are you looking for? Some Very Good iPad Apps for Science Teachers. May 11, 2016 Below is a short collection of some very good iPad apps we have specifically curated for Science teachers and students.

Some Very Good iPad Apps for Science Teachers

They can be used to consolidate and expand on what students learn about the natural world. The apps will also help students learn about endangered species, discover thousands of organisms from around the globe, explore biodiversity of wild life and many more. 1- Project Noah ‘Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere…The Project Noah Missions section includes dozens of challenging and meaningful investigations that touch on nearly every key concept in the life sciences, from adaptation and natural selection to conservation and biodiversity.’

Elementary – LEGO Education. MuscleWiki. The Everything Machine by Tinybop on the App Store. 15 Interlocking Facts About LEGO. It looks like Barbie’s dream house is coming down, one brick at a time.

15 Interlocking Facts About LEGO

Denmark-based block maker LEGO unseated Mattel in 2014 to become the world’s top toy company. Toys from Trash. Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! TBT. OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides. 40 maps that explain outer space. By Joseph Stromberg on March 9, 2015.

40 maps that explain outer space

Test Your Sense of Pitch. Have you ever wondered how a musician can pick out a single wrong note in a complex piece of music?

Test Your Sense of Pitch

Has anyone told you that you are tone-deaf or have a tin ear? Geniushour - Resources & Documents. Google Cardboard. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard assemblé Le Google Cardboard est un masque de réalité virtuelle fonctionnant à l'aide d'un téléphone intelligent compatible. Il fut développé par Google et présenté pour la première fois au grand public lors du Google I/O 2014 à San Francisco[1],[2]. Le masque permet principalement de visualiser des images de réalité virtuelle générées par des applications spécifiques ainsi que des vidéos et prises de vues en 360 degrés[3]. Depuis mai 2015, Google a dévoilé la seconde version de son Google Cardboard qui présente notamment l'avantage d'être bien plus facile à monter.

Origine[modifier | modifier le code] Le Google Cardboard est à l'origine l'idée de deux Français[5] : David Coz et Damien Henry, salariés au Google Cultural Institute parisien. This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer. 3D printers have been set for big things for a long time.

This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

But as rapid as their recent boost in popularity has been, they’re pretty clunky machines and generally not on the cheap side. However, a San Francisco-based startup has plans to release a 3D printer for your smartphone, all for under $100. ?articles. San Francisco-based biotech wants to see its technology applied for inventing new organisms.

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WIKIMEDIA, NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTECambrian Genomics prints custom DNA sequences, but the company’s founder, Austen Heinz, sees that as just the beginning of what his firm’s technology can achieve. He recently told news outlets that he’d like to see customers be able to create their own creatures. Scientists have taken a huge leap toward creating artificial life — Quartz. Even high-flying technology companies cannot avoid geopolitical risks. This was proved by Apple’s recent (and apparently unanticipated) run-in with Chinese authorities—including the sudden shutdown of iTunes Movies and iBooks in China. No matter how popular their products or how “borderless” their services, technology’s brave new world will increasingly clash with the older realm of borders and governments.

As a result, both financial and physical costs will increase for tech companies and their customers. U.S. Army Could Begin Using Laser Weapons By 2023. Soldiers in the U.S. Army may soon be taking to the battlefield with laser weapons, according to a military spokesperson. Speaking to a House of Representatives subcommittee, Army for Research and Technology deputy assistant secretary Mary J. Miller said that tests are currently ongoing to determine the full capabilities of this type of weaponry, and that they could be deployed as early as 2023.