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New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

Parenting is a heck of a lot more complicated than it used to be. For one, raising a child in a hyper-connected world raises a lot of questions about …

Pediatrics

US agency reaches 'holy grail' of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk.<p>Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (Arpa-E) – a branch of the Department of Energy – says it …

Clean Energy

Subgraph OS Wants to Make Using a Secure Operating System Less of a Headache

The new Linux-based OS aims for security with usability.<p>While tools for message encryption have become easier to use in recent years, one gaping hole remains in many people's infosec: the security of the device they use (their "end-point"). A new secure operating system called Subgraph OS aims to …

Verizon's Hum connected car gadget is now a teen driver's worst nightmare

Hum, the aftermarket connected car add-on from Verizon, is about to get a little less friendly to the younger drivers in the household. An update rolling out later this month will enable geofencing and speed alert features, which are exactly what they sound like: a car's owner will be able to get …

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

Learning a sport or instrument? A new study says this subtle change to how you practice will help you improve twice as fast.<p>You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it's fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. Not only does science show …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

The 14 coolest gadgets for Generation Z from CES 2016

CES 2016 boasted more than its fair share of wearables, 3D printing, drones and home entertainment, but a category that seems to be infiltrating more …

How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind

The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than …

4 Reasons Why Document Cameras Are Shining in Education

More and more educators are embracing the document camera as part of their ed tech arsenal. Here’s why.<p>There are a dizzying array of options for …

The “WHY” Guide to #Edchat topics

Although many educational models and pedagogies can seem like a conveyer belt of fads sometimes, many of them at least focus on one or two key …

Pedagogy

8 Wonderful Self-development Books for Teachers

July 26, 2015<br>Isaac Asimov once stated that ‘self-education is…the only kind of education there is’. For Albert Einstein ‘ intellectual growth should …

Self-improvement