How technology in schools has evolved

The early 1920s were the years of the one-room schoolhouse. A few years later, in 1923, classrooms began incorporating radios into their lessons. By 1933, 52 percent of schools were using silent films, while three percent were already using films with sound. In 1939, the first TV was used in a classroom. During the 1950s… Continue reading How technology in schools has evolved

Will the entertainment industry let BitTorrent become legitimate?

When people think of “BitTorrent” most of them think of the peer-to-peer file sharing program that they use to pirate movies, games, music, and software. Not very many of them know that “BitTorrent” is also the name of the company that made the program and the name of the protocol that the program uses. Since… Continue reading Will the entertainment industry let BitTorrent become legitimate?

You won’t believe that Komputer Kindergarten is only two decades old

There you are. It’s 1993 and you’re sporting he hair, the youthful look of post-teen angst, the smile of one dedicated to making it in a Clinton-era, computer driven world. You know that it’s time to get into computers but you don’t know where to turn. No worries – Kim Komando is there to help… Continue reading You won’t believe that Komputer Kindergarten is only two decades old

Technology in the classroom

Well, it wasn’t easy, but integrating more technological resources in schools is finally starting to pay off. Eighty-seven percent of parents think that effective implementation of technology is important to their child’s success in school, and 50 percent label it as extremely important. And a respectable 64 percent of parents think their child’s school is… Continue reading Technology in the classroom

Why kids must be taught digital manners

It’s a different era. The digital world is molding children in a way that is completely different from their parents. Some may say that it’s always the case as technology, culture, and societal norms change, but this is different. It’s faster. This isn’t just a matter of, “I don’t understand the music you kids listen… Continue reading Why kids must be taught digital manners

Tardigrades survive just about anything and scientists still don’t know why

They can survive temperatures near absolute zero or as high as 300 degrees. The crushing pressure at the bottom of the ocean doesn’t faze them, nor does the vacuum of space. Radiation 1000x the level strong enough to kill an elephant doesn’t slow the tardigrade down. They are so durable that scientists are either not… Continue reading Tardigrades survive just about anything and scientists still don’t know why

The conclusion to an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force will surprise you

Leave it to the folks at Minute Physics to give enjoy thinking harder than you really want to for under four minutes. That was the case yet again as they tackled the age-old concept of an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force. Rather than just take it all at face value, they dig deeper into… Continue reading The conclusion to an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force will surprise you

Hydrophobic coating is the coolest product demonstration you’ll see all day

Hydrophobic and oleophobic coating may sound like something boring that you’d find in a college chemistry textbook, but it also helps bring into existence the coolest product demonstration we’ve seen in a while. As long as you can get passed the annoying “90s modern” music, you’ll be amazed at the visuals of how this stuff… Continue reading Hydrophobic coating is the coolest product demonstration you’ll see all day

Pointless science about walking or running in the rain

Usually, the folks over at Minute Physics put out some pretty thought-provoking information in their series of quick scientific videos. In this case, the science applied is relatively worthless, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. Mythbusters tackled the question of whether or not you stay most dry (or rather, least wet) by walking… Continue reading Pointless science about walking or running in the rain

The collision of pop culture and academia

In recent years, there has been a much stronger focus at an academic level when it comes to pop culture. Society now has the ability through television and the internet to not only gawk at the strange things that happen in pop culture but to also interact with it in many ways. Even the President… Continue reading The collision of pop culture and academia