Interplanetary Internet at the Speed of Light

We have come to rely on the Internet in ways that no generation before ours ever had the technological ability to benefit from. Up until the past 20 years or so, there were not cell phones, computers, and handheld devices for instantaneous information, data transformation, and communication.  Now that most people in the civilized regions […]


Debate – Did Sony Do the ‘Right’ Thing?

It is no secret that many democratic nations regard North Korea’s policies as tyrannical and a total defiance of the principles that comprise a free country. The United States in particular, has no diplomatic relations with the dictatorial country that is currently presided over by Kim Jong-un. North Koreans live an isolated existence, both physically […]


Google’s Next Focus – Kidding Around

“How do scientists know where migrating birds go?” “Why are there days in Alaska where there is no sunlight?” “What is the fastest a human can run?” “Why is an avocado a fruit?” Elementary students are using the Internet to conduct research for their STEM fair projects, find historical information for social studies, watch tutorials […]


The Code Breaker

The World Wars certainly produced the rapid advancement of machines and technology on both sides of the Atlantic. As necessity often has proven, innovation was bred as patriotic scientists and inventors raced to devise the next best device that would save their nation. One of the most fascinating machines to emerge from the chaos and […]


Ebola Warriors – Robots?

The worst Ebola epidemic in history continues to strike fear into every nation in the world. The raging virus that has run rampant through Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has stretched menacingly into Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, and even here in the United States. The West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia are […]

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Chicks who Code

What careers are interesting to you? What subjects do you enjoy the most? If you are a girl, you most likely did not respond computer coding, and computer science. Google hopes to change your mind. Last month, Google announced a three-year, $50 million initiative to attract girls to computer science. Come learn more about women […]


Watching Television in the Cloud

The world is a changin’. You need only to look at your television–it doesn’t even have to be turned on–to see the changes. Back in the day, the only television was the boxy one with rabbit ears and you could count the number of channels available on one hand. Today, televisions are flat,  and cable […]


Two Sides of the Net: The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality

Who decides what you see and do on the Internet? Your answer probably depends upon where you are when you surf. Many school officials block sites whose content they consider inappropriate. Some parents restrict the Web sites their kids may access. However, with friends at the mall there may be no limits to the sites […]


The Future of Medicine: Digital Health Care

Mobile devices and apps make it possible to do most things from any where and at any time. You can listen to music, shop, watch shows, check bank accounts, connect with friends, or play games on the bus in the morning, at the park after class, or at the movie theater at midnight. Combining mobile […]

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