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October 10th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

3D printed hands turn kids into superheroes

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Prosthetic Wolverine claws

Prosthetic hands are great. But when you’re designing and building them for children, as Arron Brown does, prosthetic Wolverine claws are even better. Brown, a 3D printing enthusiast in Grand Rapids, Michigan, volunteers for a global organization called Enabling the Future, which designs and prints prosthetic fingers and hands for people in need. (Video)

 

 

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September 29th, 2014 at 11:24 am

There’s a shortage of software developers – tell your kids to become coders

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Companies can’t find enough coders.

Alibaba has gone public in a $25 billion deal. Now an avalanche of IPOs may follow. It is rumored that dozens of disruptive mobile, cloud, network systems and biotech companies are ready to tap public markets. Even before Alibaba, about 190 companies had raised $40 billion in 2014, a 40% increase from last year, according to a recent report from Renaissance Capital. Investors who remember the dot-com days of 1999 may cringe at the thought of a deluge of IPOs. But it may be a sign of vigor.

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 am

Toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens have lower verbal test scores: Study

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“Technology can never replace a parent’s interaction with his or her child.”

Children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing, according to a recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. The study examined children from 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers.

 

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June 22nd, 2014 at 8:17 am

Why kids (and adults) should play outside

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Kids who play outdoors have a stronger spiritual connection to the Earth.

A new study, published in the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture found that  children who play outdoors have a stronger sense of purpose and self-fulfilment than those who don’t.

 

 

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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

The big picture 8he7y

Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!

Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell

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May 5th, 2014 at 11:59 am

4 robots that teach children STEM in engaging ways

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Play-i robot

Like no other tool, robots can capture a child’s imagination by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson.

 

 

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March 9th, 2014 at 9:07 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Letting nature wash the problems of the world away!

Quote of the Day: “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali

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February 21st, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?

Quote of the Day: “Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not by much.” – Buddy Hackett

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January 29th, 2014 at 9:31 am

‘Hello Ruby’ – a children’s book that teaches programming to 4 – 7 year olds

Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore as a teenager. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. She didn’t have the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips so built a site from scratch by teaching herself HTML and CSS.

 

 

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