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3D Printing: The End of Manual Labor?

Robots and other automated, mechanical beings have been a staple in science-fiction for a very long time, finding their first mentions in the ancient world. At the onset of the 21st century, however, robots became much more than an idea in a sketchbook. Robots are now a very real part of the modern world. The world of robotics has seen its share [...]

President Obama Grants Waivers to 10 States for No Child Left Behind Act

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Yesterday, President Barack Obama gave 10 states a waiver from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 2001 Act. It was a bipartisan federal law signed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 8, 2002 that was a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The ESEA was enacted in 1965 and reauthorized in 1994. It was the [...]

Willow Creek Rocket Launch

Houston, we have lift-off! Fifth graders from Mrs. Heaton's class at Willow Creek Elementary invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. The rockets were made from construction paper, tape and clay... that's it. No engines or explosives in these rockets - the only fuel was 30 pounds of air pressure. I learned how to make the rocket launcher [...]

Blogging about Evolution

I received an email today from a Professor who wants to connect with public school teachers who are teaching evolution. Here's the request... Dear Steve, Just poured over your blog, and have bookmarked it for fun stuff for my kids. I am trying to find blogs of teachers in public schools, and who are trying to teach evolution. There seem to be [...]