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This microscope can fold up and fit right into your pocket

This microscope can fold up and fit right into your pocket | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
This may look like an interesting origami project but it’s a real microscope that can fold up and fit right into your pocket.
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Free Hour of Code workshops December 5 through 11 at every Apple Store

Free Hour of Code workshops December 5 through 11 at every Apple Store | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Apple today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11.
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Computing occupations are now the #1 source of new wages in America

Computing occupations are now the #1 source of new wages in America | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Computing occupations are now the #1 source of new wages in America A few weeks ago we published a study showing that computing occupations drive 16% of all new wages in the U.S. We just re-di
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Snapchat adds a boatload of voice and video calling features

Snapchat adds a boatload of voice and video calling features | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Snapchat just stepped up its one-on-one chat features in a major way.
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Microsoft flaunts new Xbox tricks, including tighter integration with Windows 10

Microsoft flaunts new Xbox tricks, including tighter integration with Windows 10 | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Xbox head Phil Spencer took to the stage during Microsoft’s Build 2016 keynote address to hype up the latest developments in Windows and Xbox gaming.
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USA Science and Engineering Festival - X-STEM - EXTREME STEM SYMPOSIUM

USA Science and Engineering Festival - X-STEM - EXTREME STEM SYMPOSIUM | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
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You have one year to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8

You have one year to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8 | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
If you want to avoid Windows 10 on your next new PC, you’ve got a deadline. This time next year PC manufacturers won’t be offering computers with Windows 7 or 8, because Microsoft won’t allow them to.
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Warning: Beauty may come at a hidden health cost for African-Americans - UCLA Newsroom

Warning: Beauty may come at a hidden health cost for African-Americans - UCLA Newsroom | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
A Ph.D. student in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Teni Adewumi is helping to raise awareness of the potential adverse health effects of certain ...
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Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks - New York Times

Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks - New York Times | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
The acute underrepresentation of blacks in the technology industry has given rise to a flurry of initiatives in Silicon Valley to improve the situation.
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It is better to be prepared for opportunity than not.

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Could Tablets, Smartphones, and Laptops Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

Could Tablets, Smartphones, and Laptops Raise Skin Cancer Risk? | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users’ exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths, according to a new study.
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Umm, becareful using your tablet in the sun.

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Three College Swimmers Make History At NCAA Championship

Three College Swimmers Make History At NCAA Championship | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
African-American swimmers took the top three finishes in a single event at NCAA Swimming Championships this weekend.
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Sports News worth mentioning.

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We Do Need Digital Fluency, But We Don’t All Need To Code

We Do Need Digital Fluency, But We Don’t All Need To Code | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
You learn English, you learn how to paint, you learn how to read, you should learn the implications of technology at an early age -- so say experts on digital fluency for kindergartners.
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Yes coding is very important, but do we all need to know how to code fluently? No, everyone will not be a coder and thank God for that. We do need to be digitally literate, and some of us do need to be coders.

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Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
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The Economic Impact of Early Exposure to STEM Education

The Economic Impact of Early Exposure to STEM Education | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
As the US continues to recover from the recession, optimism is rising about the health of our economy. A key factor people often turn to in evaluating economic health is the unemployment rate, whic
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Out of school STEM programs are an important part of the STEM educational pipeline. Organizations working with youth in the community provide this needed component. organizations such as W. E. B. DuBois Learning Center Black Family Technology Awareness Association - BFTAA aSTEAM Village and many more in the Kansas City, Mo. area
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STEM to Story-826 National & Time Warner Cable

STEM to Story inspires learning through fun, engaging, and meaningful lesson plans that fuse hands-on discovery in science, technology, engineering, an
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Mary Mahoney -- The First African-American Nurse

On the Shoulders of Giants: Mary Mahoney -- The First African-American Nurse As a nursing student Mahoney was challenged to endure and overcome the rigorou
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Struggles for Women in Science - When Facts Aren't Enough

Struggles for Women in Science - When Facts Aren't Enough | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Do facts convince?

It’s the classic question, which in science communication is often answered
with a qualified “no.” Especially when it comes to the question of whether
facts or evidence impact attitudes in the direction of the evidence.
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Apple still doesn’t know how the FBI hacked iPhone without help

Apple still doesn’t know how the FBI hacked iPhone without help | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S.
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Skype now has the smarts to book your trip, order pizza, and more with Cortana

Skype now has the smarts to book your trip, order pizza, and more with Cortana | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Skype has long been a favorite video chatting app, especially for the Windows users among us. The app, however, is about to get a whole lot more intelligent.
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AT&T's New NumberSync Service Aims to Make Your Connected Devices Actually Usable

AT&T's New NumberSync Service Aims to Make Your Connected Devices Actually Usable | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
If you listen to technology analysts, futurists, and network executives, you’ll hear a common refrain: it won’t be very long until every device in your life is connected to the internet.
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Your guide to high paying STEM jobs2

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STEM jobs here are some facts. 

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13 Windows 10 Bugs Microsoft Needs to Fix Right Now

13 Windows 10 Bugs Microsoft Needs to Fix Right Now | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Even Microsoft admits that Windows 10 was put together in a hurry. The team started writing it in early 2014 — and released the first preview version to the public only nine months later.
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Okay if you have loaded Windows 10 or are planning to here are a few things to know.

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STEM Degrees Are Up, Humanities Degrees Are Down - Chicago Inno

STEM Degrees Are Up, Humanities Degrees Are Down - Chicago Inno | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Student choice in college degrees is looking a little like a seesaw these days: when one subject goes up, another goes down.
Most recently, science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and...
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Some efforts to get more students in STEM may be paying off.

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Now I Get It: What is the cloud?

Now I Get It: What is the cloud? | Black in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics | Scoop.it
Sure, you've heard all about the cloud. But do you know what it is, really? Katie Couric explores and explains.
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Do you want to know what the "cloud" in computing means. Watch this video to help understand the "cloud".

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