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This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. While these debris patches aren't visible piles of floating trash in the water, the reality of what t...
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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 4, 8:23 PM
Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
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Total solar eclipse: What you need to know (VIDEO)

Total solar eclipse: What you need to know (VIDEO) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The continental US will experience its first total solar eclipse in 40 years on August 21. Here’s everything you need to know about the celestial event, from how it happens to how to watch it safely.
A total or partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, putting us in the moon’s shadow. It happens about once every six months, but for the first time in 40 years, the path of the moon’s shadow will cross the continental US.

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Planning for your first total solar eclipse? Here are 8 tips from the pros on how to watch.

Planning for your first total solar eclipse? Here are 8 tips from the pros on how to watch. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For the love of all good things, do not try to photograph the total solar eclipse.
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WSU supercomputing approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain

WSU supercomputing approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Trade publication covering breaking news in the rapidly evolving supercomputer marketplace.
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2017 Solar Eclipse Offical NASA Events

2017 Solar Eclipse Offical NASA Events | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Where to get Solar Eclipse Glasses for free from NAA
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New Tech Is Giving Humanity Many Potential Paths to Immortality

New Tech Is Giving Humanity Many Potential Paths to Immortality | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Both Kurzweil and the 2045 program have predicted the state of machine-human singularity being achieved by 2045, but what are the methods of achieving such an end and what are the consequences of doing so?

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, August 17, 6:50 PM

It's no longer if we could, but rather if we should.

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Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALS

Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALS | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS patients. ALS is popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Two NASA Jets Will Chase the Moon’s Shadow During the Total Eclipse Across Three States (Video)

Two NASA Jets Will Chase the Moon’s Shadow During the Total Eclipse Across Three States (Video) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In the days leading up to Monday, thousands of eclipse chasers are expected to flock to a 70-mile-wide swath of land stretching from Oregon to South C
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"Hidden Figures" Inspired A U.S. State Department Program For Women In STEM

"Hidden Figures" Inspired A U.S. State Department Program For Women In STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Women in STEM, unite!
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Why a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event, according to 8 eclipse chasers

Why a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event, according to 8 eclipse chasers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
"You never forget your first kiss … you always remember your first time in the shadow," says one eclipse chaser.
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Bricklayer engages students in learning math

Bricklayer engages students in learning math | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Interdisciplinary team earns NSF grant for algebra alternative.
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Analysis | The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond

Analysis | The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The first words spoken on the moon? Will the sun turn into a black hole and swallow earth? Etc.
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To the Moon(hack) and back

To the Moon(hack) and back | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A global coding event aims to set a world record.

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See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon completely obscure the sun for a few moments on Aug. 21.
There's technically plenty of room for every American to pack into the narrow zone from Oregon to South Carolina where the total blackout will occur, shown on this eclipse map. But most of the country will be moored in a place where they will see only a partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon will block anywhere from nearly the entire sun to just a slice of it.
So we decided to create a simulation of the eclipse (above) that shows a view of the sky from any location in the U.S., allowing you to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere.

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MATH YouTube channels curated by Educators' Technology

MATH YouTube channels curated by Educators' Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Its tremendous :)
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Engineering — The Silent "E" in K-12 Education

Engineering — The Silent "E" in K-12 Education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
What is the future of precollege engineering education in the
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How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Societ
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Geology IN: Supervolcanoes: A Key to America's Electric Future?

Geology IN: Supervolcanoes: A Key to America's Electric Future? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mica greisen with anomalous lithium content Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoe
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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Automating teaching is an example of a task that would require artificial general intelligence (as opposed to narrow or specific intelligence). In other words, this is the kind of task that would require an AI that understands natural human language, can be empathetic towards emotions, plan, strategize and make impactful decisions under unpredictable circumstances.

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The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.

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Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows

Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A scientific debate is intensifying over whether too much money and too many lives are lost fighting forest fires.
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Q&A: Have any last-minute eclipse questions for a NASA expert?

Q&A: Have any last-minute eclipse questions for a NASA expert? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Join Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach as he answers questions live with NASA solar physicist Ryan Milligan.
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Google Now Understands 30 More Languages

Google Now Understands 30 More Languages | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google has added support for 30 more languages to its voice recognition software. This means another 1 billion people can now talk rather than type when they interact with Google.

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SpaceX Launches Its 12th Resupply Mission to the ISS

SpaceX Launches Its 12th Resupply Mission to the ISS | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On board: more than 6,400 pounds of supplies.
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Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Check123 - Video Encyclopedia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Check123 is the web's first Video Encyclopedia. Come and learn about arts, history, science, space, animals and more in 1, 2, or 3 minute Videos!!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D., Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Jim Lerman
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HumdeBut's curator insight, May 9, 3:47 PM
belle initiative !
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 17, 12:36 PM
Interesting collection. Seems more geared at K-13 than higher ed, though.