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Fun Fact Friday: Boeing Patents Force Field

Fun Fact Friday: Boeing Patents Force Field

Did you know that Boeing was recently granted a patent for an invention very similar to the force field technology best known from science fiction franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek? It’s true! The description on the patent, which was originally filed in 2012, describes it as the following: “A method and system for

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Calendar of Cool: Vincent van Gogh Born!

Born on March 30 near Brabant, Holland, Vincent van Gogh is equally known for the swirling brushwork of his paintings and for his battles with mental health problems. Van Gogh worked as an art dealer, a teacher, and a missionary without much success. Supported by his devoted younger brother Theo, he went to Paris to

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Calendar of Cool: Gutenberg Bible Printed

On March 22 the 1455 the Gutenberg Bible was printed. Johannes Gutenberg invented the first practical printing press, changing the world forever. Up until that time, books had to be handwritten, and were painstakingly copied out by monks. This made books rare and expensive, meaning they were only available to large libraries and to the wealthy. Gutenberg’s

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Tech Brief w Justin – Sifteo

Technology is constantly changing the way we view and interact with the world. Education is no exception to this new wave of change. Today I’m highlighting an innovative toy known as the Sifteo Cube. You might be wondering how can toys and education suddenly became interchangeable? It’s quite neat actually, let me give you a

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Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a

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