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When this hotel skywalk collapsed, it was one of the deadliest structural failures in US history

After the Hyatt Regency tragedy, Kansas City would never be the same<p><i>Editor’s note: The following contains graphic descriptions some readers may find</i> …

Duke Ellington

This shipping-container farm could someday solve the food desert problem

There’s a farm opening soon in Laurel, Md., that can grow strawberries in January. It could grow rare tropical fruits from Asia and Central America on our native soil. It could produce custom-designed lettuce, more peppery or sweet. It’s a hydroponic farm in a shipping container, and its owners …

Aquaponics

What You Should Know About Vertical Farming

<b>Limitations of Vertical Farming</b><p>Vertical farming has both pros and cons. Sometimes the pros of vertical farming are highlighted and not the cons. …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Operating Systems
Aquaponics

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

Employment

Incredible First Person Footage of a Real Spacewalk Will Leave You Speechless

On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The …

9 Camping Kitchens for Luxurious Outdoor Meal Prep

Set the table! Dinner is served in no time!

Camping

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

9 USB Hubs for Enhanced Computer Connectivity

One convenient place for all your USB peripherals.

Gear & Gadgets

Here Is a List of Teaching Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

When you're writing resumes and cover letters and applying for teaching jobs, there are certain skills that schools and other organizations that hire …

Chick-fil-A is beating every competitor by training workers to say 'please' and 'thank you'

The chicken chain is statistically the most polite chain in the restaurant business, according to a QSR Magazine's annual drive-thru report released in October.<p>Employees at Chick-fil-A were the most likely of the 15 chains surveyed to say "please" and "thank you," and to smile at drive-thru …

Chick-fil-A

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

The Future Of Urban Farming Might Actually Be Suburban Farming

After dealing with the high costs and logistical nightmares of developing in urban areas, one farming startup realized that they could streamline their process by moving just a bit outside the city limits.<p>When the urban farming startup BrightFarms first launched, it envisioned building its …

Urban Agriculture

The NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software Is Now Available

NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes hundreds of free, royalty-free applications for a wide variety of uses.<p>The …

How to Quickly Force Quit an App in macOS

While the apps you use on your Mac will generally run efficiently and politely, occasionally one may decide to freeze up, and won’t respond no matter …

iPod

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether …

Kids

miniot's wheel is a record player that's minimalist and modern

technology’s obsession with nostalgia is no secret, and vinyl is just one of many old trends that have lately risen back to popularity. we may be …

Neat

MacTrast Deals: PDFConverterOCR 4 for Mac: Lifetime License

With a PDFConverterOCR 4 for Mac: Lifetime License, you can convert native and scanned PDF files to almost any file format, while retaining the …

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

Kids

This Hotel Asked Some Of The World’s Top Architects To Design Rooms

You can sleep in rooms designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Peter Zumthor, Thom Mayne, and Tadao Ando.<p>As archaeological fragments have shown, hot springs around the alpine town of Vals, Switzerland, have lured visitors since the Bronze Age. Fast forward a few thousand years, and today’s tourists …

10 rules for making user-friendly web forms

Despite the evolution of human-computer interaction, forms still remain one of the most important types of interaction for users. People who use your …

UX Design

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues with your Mac’s …

iOS

Line-us lets you sketch on real paper with its robotic arm all from your iPhone, iPad and Mac

3D printers and similar gadgets have been all the rage recently, which is where Line-us enters to shake things up a bit. The gadget can be found on Kickstarter and rather than printing physical objects, Line-us copies a drawing from the robot’s smartphone companion app using its robotic arm, pen …

Magnetism

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

How to Reset the NVRAM/PRAM on Your Mac

While your Mac will usually hum along like the finely tuned machine it is, occasionally it may act peculiarly, like trying to boot from an external …

Robot civil servants could help save taxpayer's cash by replacing 250,000 jobs

Robots should be brought in to replace thousands of civil servants and save the taxpayer billions of pounds, according to a new report.<p>Reform, a public-services think tank, suggests that 90 per cent of Whitehall’s 137,000 administrative staff could be replaced with "artificially intelligent …

The Future

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> …

Pokémon