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The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

Element of the week: curium | video

What do helium nuclei, purple fluorescence and the Mars expedition share in common?<p>This week, we meet the element curium, which has the atomic symbol <b>Cm</b> and the atomic number <b>96</b>. This element was named in honour of Marie and Pierre Curie, who discovered the element, radium. The atomic symbol was …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Element of mystery: Will periodic table get new resident?

The periodic table of the elements may be welcoming a new member to its elite group soon. A team of scientists led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has confirmed the existence of a new element. The super-heavy element has atomic number 115.<p>The team built on earlier work by Russian …

Bring it: The most important thing a teacher can bring to school

My <b>air conditioner has been broken</b> all this week. They have ordered a part but we’re not sure if it is going to be here before school starts. If it is …

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

<b>A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>What makes <b>Bloom’s Taxonomy</b> such a power tool is its flexibility in framing …

5 iPad Apps Students Can Use to Record Audio Notes

Whether for convenience, accuracy, accessibility, or a combination of the three there are times when having the option to quickly record audio can be …

Ebay Launches a 3D Print Marketplace App

You don’t need a 3D printer to participate in the fast-growing world of 3D printing.<p>Online marketplaces will do the 3D printing for you: simply browse the objects for sale, add some customization, and order. Your 3D printed object will arrive in the mail in a few weeks.<p>Shapeways, Ponoko, …

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball …

Self-Adjustable Glasses Let Kids Set Own Prescription

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Google’s Chromecast Is A Brilliant Inversion Of The Streaming TV Market

Instead of giving your TV a smartphone app interface, Google’s $35 gadget turns your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a remote control.<p>Google’s latest attempt to muscle into your television set, Chromecast, is only two inches long but it turns your streaming television experience inside …

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The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Machine Squeezes Drinking Water From Your Sweaty T-Shirt

Tasty<p>I think the question here isn't whether you'd drink your own, but whether you'd drink someone else's. One company has designed a system, called Sweat Machine, to wring sweat out of clothes and turn it into potable water.<p>The Sweat Machine heats and spins clothes to extract the liquid from them, …

Tiny New Armored Catfish Species Found in Brazil

A tiny new species of catfish has been discovered in the waters of Rio Rio Para�ba do Sul basin, Brazil. The new species, <i>Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis</i>, …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

A Florida Man Woke Up In A Motel Room Speaking Only Swedish. Could It Happen To You?

A cheat sheet for the strange case of Michael Boatwright, the 61-year-old who reportedly forgot his native language.<p>Michael Boatwright, a Florida man found unconscious in a California Motel 6 months ago, woke up in a Palm Springs hospital in February speaking exclusively Swedish. News of …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Pulling Back the Curtain on Common Core

Common Core’s national K-12 standards, in English language arts (ELA) and math, supposedly emerged from a state-led process in which experts, educators, and parents were well represented. But the people who wrote the standards did not represent the most important stakeholders. Nor were they …

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Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

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Why some mountain ranges don’t erode away

<b>U. MELBOURNE (AUS) —</b> A new study reveals links between landslides and river erosion and offers clues to why some of the world’s iconic mountain …

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