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Outernet is bringing free internet to the world’s poor (Wired UK)
“Outernet’s curated broadcasts include Wikipedia pages, ebooks and maps, along with regularly updated content such as news — on…
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words: Randall Munroe: 9780544668256: Amazon.com: Books
Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) mo…
Amazon.com: Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World (9780544483941): Mark Miodownik: Books
materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as con…
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: Randall Munroe: 8601401247913: Amazon.com: Books
The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the…
Cheap, waterless toilet that turns waste into clean water and power to be trialed in Africa
A cheap, easy to maintain, “green” toilet that uses no water and turns human waste into electricity and clean water will be tri…
Periodic table’s seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added | Science | The Guardian
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally completing the table’s seventh row and rendering science textbooks aro…
Shapeways – 3D Printing Service and Marketplace
Upload Your 3D Design to Order Instantly Learn How Shapeways 3D Printing WorksLearn how to turn your idea into reality with Shapeways
STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper? | Creekside Learning
test the strength of paper, folded in differently shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used t…
Bosch debuts new autonomous farming robot
identify and categorize different plant species, the Bonirob can also function as an autonomous weeding robot, able to remove invasive pl…
This Office Paper Recycling Machine Turns Useless Trash Into Fresh Sheets Of Paper
PaperLab and is the first of its kind; an in-office paper recycling machine. As per the company, it is capable of producing 14 A4 sheets…
STEM & Visual Learning: A Natural Partnership
hands-on problem solving and communicating ideas in the most direct way.. a celebrated example of integrated literacy in Galileo’s note…
Physics Special Topics — University of Leicester
groups of students published 67 short papers covering a subjects from Hunting for monopoles, to Noah’s ark: the story continues….
An industrial egg breaker – Interesting Engineering
An industrial egg breaker – Industries are all about automation, and when it comes to breaking their eggs, there is no exception. This vi…
How to make a homemade electric motor – Interesting Engineering
build your own simple motor at home and see for yourself what Faraday saw when he discovered some of the interesting aspects of electroma…
Teen Girls Will Create Games to Play on a Philadelphia Skyscraper – IEEE Spectrum
“world’s largest video game” contest for teenage girls in Philadelphia. In partnership with local education group TechGirlz and cha…
This serpent-shaped device generates energy from ocean waves – Interesting Engineering
Using the motion of ocean surface waves to create electricity, which we can call wave power, is a renewable way of generating energy that…
Classroom-Ready STEM Lessons: Olympic Engineering
From big-air pirouettes to swifter, safer luge runs, engineering and science will be as much on display at the 2014 Winter Olympics as th…
Elementary and Middle School Lesson Plans, The Engineering Place (K-20 Outreach), NC State University
The Engineering Place Activities Fall 2014 – In addition to the lessons listed below, there are now almost 200 activities in PDF format a…
This DIY sonar glove can ‘feel’ distant objects underwater
a 3D-printed sonar glove specifically for the purpose of searching flood waters.The IrukaTact uses a combination of small water jets, a M…
Doctors use Google Cardboard to explore a heart, save a life
converted those 2D scans into stereoscopic images, loaded them onto an iPhone and stuck it inside Google Cardboard for his colleague, car…