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10 years ago, journalist Lenore Skenazy let her nine-year-old son take the subway home from a nearby department store. That simple act created a media firestorm around parenting and supervision of children. Skenazy believed that kids should have more independence and that parents often smothered them with constant hovering, a practice that...
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"PLAAY uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create personalized highlight videos. Any footage you provide from one or multiple teams will be converted into a personalized highlight reel that is delivered right to your smartphone or desktop." (PLAAY) Perfect for Little League or High School Sports Little league and high school sports are a big part of American education. ...
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Claudia Recchi is the co-founder and CEO of ClassPulse. She and her sister founded ClassPulse with the goal of updating professor and course reviews that college students often ignore at the end of each semester. The ClassPulse app allows students to communicate directly with professors throughout the semester in order to know what is or isn’t working. The siblings were ins...
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Remember when Luke was training with his lightsaber and the little floating ball on the Millennium Falcon? NASA’s newest robots geared for work aboard the International Space Station in 2019 were inspired by this sci-fi tech. These Astrobees have been equipped with tiny fans that allow them to whiz around zero-gravity environments, assisting with research, ship diagnostics, and even basic housek...
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Scientists have long suspected that Europa, a large moon orbiting Jupiter, could harbor large oceans twice the size of Earth's own oceans. In the 1990s, the Galileo satellite explored the Jupiter system, obtaining data with its camera and other sensors. Through this mission, scientists confirmed that the moon held vast oceans under its icy surface, but there were other readings that could never be understood at that time. NASA has recently ...
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Why are there more men than women in the STEM fields? Debates surrounding this question have been raging in recent years, as the divide in these fields has not closed. A researcher set out to understand this topic through an exhaustive review of research related to gender gaps in the academy. He was specifically trying to understand if the gender divide witnessed in STEM relates to biases in the entry phase of academia, in hiring factors, ...
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The MAKERbuino is a DIY handheld video gaming console. The kit comes with all the electronic components, such as wires, buttons, screws, and a printed circuit board (PCB) which must be meticulously soldered together. The end result of the build is a kind of open source Game Boy. The kit costs around $60 and is targeted for ages 11 and up. Pros: The first thing that I no...
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Curious Fictions is a platform that connects authors of short stories to an audience. Writers can post stories and other content, and users can access their work through newsletters, social media, or other updates. The monthly subscription to Curious Fictions ranges from $5 to $15 and gives users access to all of the site’s content, newsletters, and hand-picked features. Alternatively, re...
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"There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them." (The Kid Should See This) No More Garbage Kid Videos There is a lot of