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“They have to be part of the solution”

As teachers go back into their classrooms preparing for the new school year, many educators spend an inordinate amount of time decorating their …

Teaching

Catching up fast in 3D printing[1]

<b>China is estimated to have a market in the new tech worth 20 billion yuan by 2018</b><p>A patient suffering from a malignant tumor recently received …

Does e-reading affect critical thinking?

Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print?<p>For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media is …

Emerging Technologies Could Transform Nuclear Power and Wind Energy

It's a beautiful autumn day in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the perfect setting for MIT's Annual EmTech Conference, focusing on emerging …

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing:<p>TEN WAYS TO DITCH THAT READING LOG is from Middle School Minds. I’m …

Teaching

The Future of Concrete Printing with Imprimere AG

454shares<p>There is a growing popularity in 3D printed concrete forms in recent years, which has many people waiting for an age of 3D printed houses …

This 19-year-old "Robot Wars" star picked up all his engineering skills from YouTube tutorials

"Robot Wars" was a cult British television hit in the 2000s, which featured homemade robots battling each other and supercharged "House Robots" in a purpose-built arena.<p>Executive producer Andrew Robertson said that since the original series, the internet has empowered people to build fighting …

Feeding The Mechanisms That Drive Innovation

There’s a powerful myth that many people continue to believe in: that innovation comes about through a flash of inspiration, a “Eureka!” moment. In reality, innovation is fed by a constant diet of relevant and up-to-date information that can be reused and recombined to give shape to new ideas.<p>We …

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …