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Log in to add favorite February 28, 2014 9:45 AM

Giant metal traffic control robots installed on busy streets in Africa remind students that robotics engineering tackles projects and issues that may require very big OR very small solutions. Image: "Now, Robocop helps manage traffic in…

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School and family science weekly spotlight: can a suspension bridge carry a greater load than a beam bridge?

Log in to add favorite February 25, 2014 10:00 AM

What can parents do to help ensure that a science project assignment is a positive and successful learning experience for their student?

Log in to add favorite February 24, 2014 4:00 PM

A Google hangout this week gives students and teachers a chance to find out more about space exploration and to talk with astronauts and leaders from Virgin Galactic about some of the many, many reasons "why" space science matters. Photo:…

Log in to add favorite February 21, 2014 6:00 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: when a surface is titled, how does the light reaching it change?

Log in to add favorite February 20, 2014 9:00 AM

With open source software and guided directions from Science Buddies, students can explore the ways in which robotics engineers test designs before choosing which designs to prototype. This student put her own robots to the test—on her…

Log in to add favorite February 18, 2014 11:46 AM

The LEGO® Movie puts engineering on the big screen in the hands of an assortment of plastic master builders and superheroes from various time periods and realms who come together to challenge Lord Business and the superior threat of Kragle. What…

Log in to add favorite February 17, 2014 9:00 AM

What can engineers learn from studying the ways in which bugs and insects move? A great deal! Robotics labs like the Harvard Microrobotics Lab are using bio-inspired research and observation to design and test new approaches to designing and…

Log in to add favorite February 14, 2014 6:30 AM

Heart science activities to take a closer look at the hard-working muscle thump-thump-thumping in your chest!

Log in to add favorite February 13, 2014 9:00 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: if you exercise regularly, does your heart recover from exertion more quickly than if you don't exercise often?

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