A Honeybee’s Helpful Robot

Drones Could Replace the Honey Bee Drones could replace the honey bee. Most of us are aware of the honeybee crisis. The environmentally sustaining species – pollinating 80% of the world – have been dying out at a surprising rate. So, scientists in Japan have been working on a backup plan, just in case: Pollinator …

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Velcro Comes From Burrs! And Other Technologies Inspired By Nature

Velcro and other amazing inventions prove nature is the ultimate genius. As a result, when it comes to adapting, inventing, and solving problems nature is the best place to look. Time and time again, we look to nature for inspiration. Nature has inspired many daily use items like Velcro to highly advanced innovative technologies like …

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Kids In Summer School

Kids Voluntarily Going to Summer School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Original Press Release Cleveland, OH – Over 1,700 kids in Ohio age 7-13 are voluntarily signing up for summer school to take 15 hours of class to learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills. Any parent who has ever struggled to get a child to complete homework may wonder …

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Video Games New Way to Learn

The New Way to Learn, Video Games

While few disagree you learn more from experiences than from books, many don’t count playing a video game as learning.  However, there are a few experts that are beginning to challenge that idea. Recently Dr. James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State University and leading authority on literature and educational games, gave a talk …

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STEM

STEM is the New Three R’s

In a world of twitter and texting, it is not uncommon to find creative abbreviations for large words or series of phrases. But in the case of STEM, it is an abbreviation for a very large concept.  STEM has become a common acronym, particularly among policy advocates and government officials, to refer to the fields …

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