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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Engineering

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.<p>Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who …

Entrepreneurship

Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time

Huge potential, but early days<p>I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold …

The Mexican Chicken Casserole You Should Make Tonight

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A hearty, one-pot dinner that's basically Mexican shepherd's …

pickled cabbage salad

I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the …

Warm Salads to Carry You Through Winter

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Bulk up your winter salads with warm ingredients to satisfy you on the coldest of days.</i><p>…

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Psychology

Play-based Professional Learning Connects Classroom Teachers with Community Educators

“The teachers… go through 12, 23 years of schooling and now everything has changed.”<p>In the afterschool space, a new breed of professional development …

What's Behind the Falling Latino Dropout Rates?

Something is afoot in the education of Latinos.<p>Consider these facts:<p>_ The Hispanic dropout rate, 14 percent, is the lowest it’s been in three decades and has been cut in half since 2000.<p>_ About a fourth of the people who took the GED test in 2013 were Latino, the largest share since 2003.<p>_ The …

How crowdsourcing and supercomputing are helping Sierra Leone combat its Ebola epidemic

For US social media users, it’s been impossible to escape loony Ebola misconceptions (the virus is airborne) and inane preventative measures (e.g. uninstalling Uber, shunning hipster bowlers). But if an Ebola outbreak really does hit the US, this collection of misconceptions could actually prove …

Disease

The marshmallow test: Stanford University experiment that claims to predict a child's future successes

Harry Wallop attempts to find out whether a four-year-old and a six-year-old can pass Professor Walter Mischel's notorious test, and resist the temptation of the marshmallow<p>In the 1960s, Stanford University Professor Walter Mischel gave young children a simple proposition. They sat with a …

Eight Tips for Creating Homemade Books

by: Julia Luckenbill Does your infant or toddler enthusiastically point out images of herself on your computer? Does your preschooler ask you repeat …

How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

Photo credit: Write Girl<p>One non-profit after-school program known as WriteGirl lives by such a philosophy. Serving more than 350 teenage girls (ages …

Teaching

Mario Batali's 6 Essential Tools for Cooking Pasta

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Italian cooking expert and restaurant mogul</i> …

Tinga Chicken

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Let yourself be seduced by this spicy, slow-cooked chicken dinner.</i><p>When we think of chicken dinners, we think of weeknights -- of efficiency and practicality, of boneless, skinless breasts. …

Baked Eggs

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shares why you should be baking your eggs.</i><p>Amanda is on a quest to take back the baked egg, and she's written a manifesto -- and a how-to -- over on Design Sponge. Today, she's featured …

Easy Lentil Soup

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest, most adaptable lentil soup you can whip up all</i> …

Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch: The Non-Boxed, Still Cheap Alternative

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>In this week's installment of <i>Unsavory Confessions of a Food</i> …

Making Peer Coaching Work

Colorado’s teacher effectiveness system requires districts to put in place supports for teachers that help them address their personal areas of …

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken + Aperol Spritz

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>September can feel like a time of loss at the farmers market. Goodbye sweet peaches, so long crisp green beans, until next year juicy tomatoes. It’s a …

Discover New Ways To PB&J

<i>This article originally ran in September 2014, but with the new school year, we know you're on the hunt for new lunches and after-school snacks.</i><p><i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our</i> …

This woman gets paid $60 an hour to cuddle with complete strangers

Samantha Hess is a professional cuddler. For US$60 an hour, the 30-year-old from Portland will snuggle up with strangers one-on-one. 'It’s definitely …

The top-ranked teacher education program doesn't have classes

The best preparation program in the country for future high school teachers, according to new US News and World Report rankings, happens at an online university you probably haven't heard ofwhere students don't take any classes.<p>The Western Governors University's number-one spot surprised even the …

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

Three Awesome Video Games That Help Kids Make Their Own Games

By Tanner Higgin, Graphite<p>Some of the best games for learning aren't developed with schools in mind. But these more commercial games can be tough to …

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

<b>Myth #1: Teachers Are the Most Important Influence on a Child’s Education</b><p>Of course teachers are extremely important. Good teachers make a significant …

Education

A Second Life for Wasted Soda Bottles: High-Tech Roofing

Engineers have figured out how to turn plastic trash into a material that keeps rain and heat out while letting sunlight in.<p>Perhaps the iconic image of developing-world poverty is a small collection of huts with thatched roofs. Unfortunately for those living in such places, these roofs are …

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami