STEM

iTunes U

iTunes U Now Lets Teachers Invite Students to Lesson Plans

By

Apple’s online educational catalog, iTunes U, updated its app and website on Wednesday by adding enhanced features to make it even more convenient for students and educators. Now, educators have the ability to distribute courses privately and invite students to take them. Any teacher can signup to offer courses via iTunes U. Launched in 2007, […]

Brittany Wenger

17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer

By

An artificial “brain” built by a 17-year-old whiz kid from Florida is able to accurately assess tissue samples for signs of breast cancer, providing more confidence to a minimally invasive procedure. The cloud-based neural network took top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair. “I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” Brittany Wenger, […]

News Corp.

News Corp to launch tablet education pilot

By

News Corp. on Monday named its grade school education business Amplify and said it and AT&T would fund a pilot project that aims to put tablet computers in students’ hands in the coming school year. AT&T will provide tablet computers that work on its 4G network and Wi-Fi network. None of the schools selected to […]

Earth

Astronomers Finally Find the Answer to Earth’s Water Mystery

By

Looking at her picture, you may think that Earth is a water world. But the fact is that she is 99-percent dry rock. According to our current solar system formation model, this is impossible—a mystery that has puzzled scientists until now. Rebecca Martin and Mario Livio—of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland—may have […]