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A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle ...

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. While the talks may not amount to anything ...

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

Summertime presents an opportunity for students to allow their full creativity to flourish. These five mobile apps dabble in everything artistic from drawing to video editing to playing music. Let your kids unleash their inner artist via these wonderfully creative apps before they go back to school. Chances are, they will ...

Europe’s Rosetta Satellite is the First to Ever Orbit a Comet

Europe’s Rosetta Satellite is the First to Ever Orbit a Comet

After a ten year journey through space, the European Space Agency's satellite Rosetta has finally rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko—making it the first satellite to ever begin orbiting a comet. Referred to by ESA scientists as "the sexiest, most fantastic mission ever," Rosetta spent the early hours of ...

Doctor on Demand’s Video Check-Ups Make Their Way to the Desktop

Doctor on Demand’s Video Check-Ups Make Their Way to the Desktop

Doctor on Demand announced on Wednesday a desktop browser version of its video service for on-demand doctor’s visits. The company has also closed a $21 million Series A funding round and signed a partnership with Comcast that will offer the cable company’s employees free access to the service. Previously, patients could ...

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic ...

This Man-Made Leaf Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen

This Man-Made Leaf Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn't going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf ...

‘The Melt’ Used Science to Create the Perfect Grilled Cheese for Delivery

‘The Melt’ Used Science to Create the Perfect Grilled Cheese for Delivery

Moist. Cold. Soggy. Not words you want to associate with your grilled cheese sandwich. Or anything edible, really. Nevertheless, they were adjectives that fit the fare of The Melt, a high-end San Francisco-based sandwich chain, whenever it tried to deliver hot grilled cheeses to hungry lunch customers. How were office-goers ...

Study: California Could Run Entirely on Clean Energy by 2050

Study: California Could Run Entirely on Clean Energy by 2050

Stanford researchers have found that it’s “technically and economically” feasible to move California to an entirely clean energy system by 2050, using existing renewable sources like wind, water and sunlight. Published in Energy this week, the study concluded that the upfront capital costs would be more than offset by ...

NASA Releases Files So We Can 3D Print Space Stuff

NASA Releases Files So We Can 3D Print Space Stuff

It turns out that a decontextualised asteroid looks a lot like a Kipfler potato -- although we're not entirely sure that's the takeaway intended from a recent release by NASA. The space agency has made a whole bunch of files available for free so that you can 3D print your own space stuff. Included in the 21 objects ...