STEM

Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft is rolling out a custom version of Bing this week tailored specifically for classrooms. School administrators can enable an ad-free version of Bing with always-on SafeSearch — Microsoft's web security and adult content filtering — and daily literacy lesson plans. A pilot program kicked off last August and more ...

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two students have used a 3D printer to put an end to one of mankind’s biggest frustrations – the puddle of insipid water that trickles out of ketchup bottles. The technical term for the process that leads to the separation of tomato paste and water is called syneresis, which can catch diners by surprise if they do not ...

GenePeeks’ Tech Lets You See Your Baby Before It’s Conceived

GenePeeks’ Tech Lets You See Your Baby Before It’s Conceived

Will my baby be healthy? It's a question that concerns every prospective parent. Now a service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people's DNA will give a clearer glimpse of their possible child's health, and perhaps much more – before it has been conceived. The Matchright technology will be available in ...

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues, and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing. Karasahin's ...

A Newly-Created Sensor May Lead to Night-Vision Contact Lenses

A Newly-Created Sensor May Lead to Night-Vision Contact Lenses

As the Pentagon continues to build a lighter, faster and stronger soldier of the future, new technology that could provide night vision without bulky goggles has caught the Army’s eye. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ted Norris and Zhaohui Zhong, have created a super-thin infrared light sensor using graphene ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Perhaps the most significant event in global health care in 2014 occurred on February 25, when Health City Cayman Islands had its grand opening. Health City is a new way to think of health care and health care delivery. It has the power to change – or at the least openly challenge – the way Americans think about ...

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Google Glass could have a big role in aiding people afflicted with Parkinson's disease. In a series of medical tests conducted at Newcastle University in the UK, Parkinson's sufferers volunteered to try Google Glass to see if the gadget could help them better manage certain behaviors and symptoms. The test used five pairs ...

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Dr. Steven Horng launched a Google Glass pilot program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center late last year because he thought the futuristic device could help save lives. One night in January proved that. A patient with bleeding in the brain told Horng he was allergic to certain blood pressure drugs — which the doctor ...

Scientists Find Underground Ocean of Water on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Scientists Find Underground Ocean of Water on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

On a small moon of Saturn, hidden beneath nearly 25 miles of ice, researchers say they have identified an underground ocean of water that's at least as large as Lake Superior, the largest of North America's Great Lakes. The ocean was found at the south pole of Enceladus, a tiny moon about as wide as Arizona, putting the ...