STEM

Sir Isaac Newton (Weird Al Yankovic) vs. Bill Nye in Epic Rap Battles of History #woot4science #awesomesauce

Yay for Science!   Oh and check out this page for behind the sceneshttp://laughingsquid.com/sir-isaac-newton-weird-al-yankovic-vs-bill-nye-in-epic-rap-battles-of-history/ “Physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, played by “Weird Al” Yankovic, and science educator Bill Nye face off in a new episode of Epic Rap Battles of History”

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Great interview with inventor of Kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek (RIP)

I love this story. RIP, Stephanie Kwolek. “I love learning and I’m love learning new things, making discoveries… while her mother encourage creativity and even a future in fashion design,  her father was a naturalist and inspired stephanie’s curiosity about the outdoors.     I had a father who was very much interested and plants and trees. I spent a lot of time just roaming ...

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3D technology – the next industrial revolution

As schools across the country are beginning to prepare children for what some have called “the next industrial revolution” by assimilating 3D printing technology into their curriculum, toy manufacturing giant Hasbro is planning to incorporate the technology into kids’ playtime. More here and here References:http://www.3dprinterworld.com/article/3d-systems-hasbro-team-bring-3d-printing-playtime http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/17/hasbro-3d-printing-children-kids

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GIRLS video, STEM, and the Beasties Boys – updated [video]

So this story about copyright and intellectual rights has gotten so complicated (and I’m not an lawyer). It will be very interesting to watch. Originally I wrote this at my art site @ facebook, Robinart As an artist, I’m not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I think artists should be financially compensated for their works. However, the Beastie Boys have for YEARS ...

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Creating digital art via touch

Touch screens aren’t the only way of doing this. Shillito is leading a team that has developed software that allows artists to receive physical feedback when designing virtual 3D objects. The team’s approach uses a haptic device called Falcon, which vibrates and moves to allow users to “feel” virtual objects. Originally developed for 3D gaming, Falcon is a cross between a joystick and a mouse. ...

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