Technology In School

This Weedseeking Airport Tractor Spells Death for Dandelions
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Weeds growing up through the cracks in airport tarmacs aren’t just unsightly, they can create traction hazards for landing aircraft. But rather than rely on a squad of human herbicide applicators, one French airport is leaving the job to a single computerized spraying system. They call it "The Weedseeker." Read more…

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4 Ways Tiny Microbes Changed Life on Earth Forever
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This is the microbes’ world—we just live in it. Throughout the history of Earth, microbes have radically reshaped life on the planet, from creating the very air we breath to wiping out almost all life on Earth. Don’t underestimate the power of tiny, tiny microbes populating the Earth trillions of times over. Read more…

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â????30 years of mobile phones, all jamming together (video)
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In the technological equivalent of Band Aid, minus the charitable fundraising, Korea’s SK Telecom has celebrated 30 years in the carrier business, by composing its current jingle from yesteryear’s cellular hits. Stars include several car-phones from…

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High School Girls To Explore Science, Technology …
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April 2, 2014. For Immediate Release. University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton. Written by: Heather Wrigley. Calling all high school girls — on April 28, Utah Valley University and Women Tech Council will host …

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Technology in Education: Privacy and Progress | U.S. …
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Technology in Education: Privacy and Progress. Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Common Sense Media Privacy Zone Conference. February 24, 2014. Contact: (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov. I want to thank Jim …

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As March Madness Winds Down ShotTracker Gears Up To Make Everyone Clutch
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In the annals of sports there’s no bigger hero than the clutch shooter, whether it’s  Aaron Harrison’s last second heroics to get Kentucky to the NCAA Championship, or the season-long efforts of the NBA’s best. In an effort to make every would-be baller a scoring machine, ShotTracker, a small startup from Kansas City, has been demonstrating their new wearable… […]

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I QUIT: Mozilla’s anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door
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Firefox maker says sorry Updated  Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Firefox-maker Mozilla Corporation – after it emerged he controversially backed a ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California.…

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FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee
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An anonymous reader writes “The FCC denied an appeal by Comcast, which argued that its practice of charging customers separately for a DTA (digital terminal adapter) — a converter box that allows cable subscribers with older televisions to receive digital channels, which the company said would be provided at no charge — is not subject […]

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Mazda is updating car software to fix problems with real, living bugs
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Just like Toyota, Mazda’s also recalling cars due to a nasty bug — the difference is, Mazda’s problem involves real, live multi-legged creatures. Apparently, the company’s recalling roughly 42,000 Mazda 6 sedans in the US, because of a certain…

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