STEM

Google Drive for Education Offers Unlimited Free Storage and ‘Classroom’ Integration

Google Drive for Education Offers Unlimited Free Storage and ‘Classroom’ Integration

Google Apps for Education just got a little bit sweeter: In the coming weeks, new and existing customers will have access to Drive for Education, an academic version of its online storage solution. Drive for Education follows Drive for Work and boasts unlimited storage, support for individual files up to 5TB in size and ...

Scientists Have Developed an Inexpensive ‘Cloaking’ Device

Scientists Have Developed an Inexpensive ‘Cloaking’ Device

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses ...

How Brain-To-Brain Instant Messaging Could One Day Replace Phones

How Brain-To-Brain Instant Messaging Could One Day Replace Phones

Decades from now, maybe we'll forget about smartphones and start communicating via electronic telepathy. In a new experiment, scientists were able to show that one person could communicate to another--thousands of miles away--without typing or talking. The technology is rudimentary at the moment and a little more ...

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 ...