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China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China

NASA Is Now Communicating With Spacecraft Via Laser

The inside story of this weekend's historic laser-based space communication test.<p><b>Over the weekend, NASA and MIT</b> made spaceflight history when their Lunar Laser Communications Demonstrator (LLCD) beamed data at 622 megabits per second—5 times the current rate—back from a spacecraft in lunar orbit.<p>In …

Space Exploration

Why you should talk to your employees during a takeover—not after

Today’s American corporate world is a tale of two cultures. One, more traditional and common, is centralized and hierarchical. I call it “alpha.” The other, smaller and rarer, is decentralized, horizontal and inclusive. I call this one “beta<i>.”</i> To flourish in today’s business environment, …

Employment

Why US carbon emissions are falling even as the economy grows

The US economy was both green and growing in 2012 as energy-related carbon dioxide emissions dropped 3.8% even as the gross domestic product (GDP) jumped 2.8%. That’s the largest decline in emissions since 1994 and the first time the nation’s carbon spew has fallen when per capita economic output …

Fossil Fuels

Workers Worry More About Obamacare Costs, Less About Losing Coverage

More than half of employees think the Affordable Care Act will increase the cost of their health insurance premiums, but few workers think they will no longer afford coverage nor will their employers drop coverage.<p>In a new nationwide survey of workers by the National Business Group on Health, 54 …

Detroit faces crucial trial three months after bankruptcy filing

Thousands of Detroit streetlights are dark. Many more residents have fled. Donors are replacing ambulances that limped around for 200,000 miles. Millions in debt payments have been skipped.<p>Is there really any doubt the city is broke?<p>A judge starts exploring that question Wednesday in an unusual …

Let's play

Game design handout and examples<p><b>Original Author:</b> Karen Brennan• <b><br>Education Level:</b> Preschool and Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High …

scratchvideogame

Review: Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Learning to code is a difficult task to undertake because it involves thinking in a way that is quite different to your normal, every day reasoning …

Computer Science

Scratch 2.0 Overview on Scratch

Update: I changed some of the descriptions and added some pictures.<p>This project shows a lot of the new features that are planned to be available in …

A Programmer's Guide to Scratch 1.4

Article Index<p>Page 1 of 2<p>I Programmer's contribution to Computer Science Education Week is an exploration of Scratch, MIT's free visual programming …

Scratch User Guide: Introduction

<b>Scratch Tutorial Note</b><p>This user guide was written for Scratch version 1.4, which is available for download here. Additional tutorials are available on …

Scratch Programming and 3rd Grade Common Core – Grow a Generation

One of my part time hats includes serving as the Baden Academy Media Lab Director. I have the extreme pleasure of working with a number of very …

Lego Phonograph

I have built a series of Lego phonographs, but none as successful as this model. Based on an arm design by Jose Pino and using a Lego WeDo motor and the Scratch programming environment, my friends and I built a phonograph that played a record loudly enough to be heard across the room with no …

Lego

Scratchcraft Alpha 0.3 on Scratch

--USE FLASH PLAYER AND SHIFT CLICK THE FLAG--<br>sorry for the capital letters there :)<p>--Performance tip--<br>Right click the flash player and set Quality to …

Teaching Kids To Think Using Scratch

I’ve been teaching Scratch to my students lately, and it’s made me remember just how much I enjoy dabbling with programming. I’m really not much of a …

Nebo Elementary School Department of Fine Arts

Scratch Projects

Scratch Programming Projects:<p>The Scratch program was developed by MIT to teach young students programming concepts and develop skill in multimedia …

Game Development

SPAS

The SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun. now with a reload.<p>Also I tried to give it a Battlefield 3 Style Reload, I think it turned out pretty good.<p>And yes I know …

Presentation on Powerful Learning in Math via Programming – The Reflective Educator

These are my slides from my workshop at Twitter Math Camp on <b>Powerful Ideas in Math via Programming</b>.<p>I recommend opening up the speaker’s notes and …

This Drug Could Help Skin Cancer Patients Survive For Decades

A huge step forward for the long-term survival of those with serious melanoma.<p>Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have just concluded a ten-year study on the effects of a drug called ipilimumab on patients with advanced melanoma, a form of skin cancer, and have found that the …

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Digital Photography