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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes artificial intelligence will help reprogram the American dream

June 30th, 2020 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott rise to his current post is about as unlikely as you will find. He grew up in Gladys, Virginia, a town of a few hundred people. He loved his family and his hometown to such an extent that he did not aspire to leave. He caught the technology bug […]

Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system

June 9th, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

K-12 students have been educated online since March, and parents fear they are falling behind. With most schools across the US closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some ultrawealthy parents are hiring private educators to make sure their kids don’t fall behind. Some of these educators are former teachers or people […]

On the cusp of adulthood and facing an uncertain future : What we know about Gen Z so far

June 9th, 2020 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

  One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate will be part of a new generation of Americans – Generation Z. Born after 1996, most members of this generation are not yet old enough to vote, but as the oldest among them turn 23 this year, roughly 24 million will have the opportunity to cast a […]

Many parents will likely continue at-home learning in the fall, poll finds

June 8th, 2020 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

With the president pushing for children to return to the classroom and a number of states intent on pursuing phased reopenings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance for reopening schools. But a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of USA Today has found that if schools reopen in the fall, […]

It’s time to accept that the point of school has changed

May 17th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Lisa Selin Davis is the author of “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different.” She has written The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and many other publications. She The views expressed here are hers. (CNN)”Stay out of Google Classroom,” the administrators of my daughter’s […]

Prevue pregnancy eTextile device lets mothers see their baby grow

May 8th, 2020 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

 New to the world of eTextiles is the PreVue pregnancy screen, an abdomen attachment that lets expecting parents see their child’s growth and development as the natal process progresses. The PreVue is the brainchild of Melody Shiue and has recently won an Australian Design Award – no surprise, given the level of innovation its got […]

ANALYSIS Study: U.S. population growth is at lowest rate since last worldwide pandemic

April 15th, 2020 at 2:41 pm » Comments Off

A new study from the University of New Hampshire has troubling news for United States population growth. According to the study, deaths are at a record high, while the number of births are at their lowest since 1986. In almost half of all counties, there were more deaths than there were births, an almost 20% […]

Scientists have figured out how to grow breast milk in a lab

February 25th, 2020 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

What if the formula you bought at the store was just bottled breast milk? First came the prototypes of lab-grown burgers and lab-grown Wagyu beef (or, as the industry calls it, “cultured” meat.) Then came ice cream made with lab-grown dairy proteins. Now, a handful of startups are working on lab-grown breast milk. Last week, […]

‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously

January 24th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

From London to California, architects are helping museums provide interactive learning experiences that can’t be found on screen State of play: TapeScape, an interactive art installation built in collaboration with artist Eric Lennartson at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Last year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood […]

In 2100, half of the biggest countries in the world will be in Africa

January 14th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

In 2100, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among the world’s largest countries. In 1950, four European countries were still among the world’s largest In 2020, half of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Asia By 2100, five African countries will be among […]

The world’s first Gattaca baby tests are finally here

November 19th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

The DNA test claims to let prospective parents weed out IVF embryos with a high risk of disease or low intelligence. Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called “23andMe, but on embryos.” The baby-picking test is being offered by a New Jersey […]

Google files patent for using A.I. to track a baby’s body and eye movements

September 17th, 2019 at 12:48 am » Comments Off

In a patent application published this week, Google indicated it’s looking into how artificial intelligence can be used to watch for abnormal behavior in babies. The system would consist of eye tracking and motion detection and could alert a parent if anything is out of the ordinary. Google’s hefty investment in artificial intelligence might be […]

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