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Save “FreeWilly” — become a citizen scientist

Have you ever heard a whale or an orca “talk”? Now you can! Underwater microphones have been set up in the waters off the coast of Washington state. Clicks, whistles and squeals are some of the sounds you might hear! Find out more about an amazing new App that can enable you to become a citizen scientist and help protect these amazing creatures! Check out articles in this newsletter and more on our TechNews4Kids website — for tech news that will fascinate big and small kids alike.

Listen in on Orca Chatter with a New App

(SmithsonianMag.com)

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Kids love orcas, more commonly known as killer whales. Using a simple App, you can be connected to underwater microphones to listen to orcas! Become a citizen scientist and take part in gathering data to help protect this endangered species. Read more about it here and find out how to participate!­

AI takes root, helping farmers identify diseased plants

(Blog.Google)

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Even high school students are creating apps that help farmers detect diseases and learn how to better combat them. Using Google AI, these apps are helping to keep crops healthy which in turn helps people to stay healthy. Read more about it here and be sure to watch the video too.

The Science of Good Chocolate

(SmithsonianMag.com)

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“A good piece of chocolate is like a good piece of music. It contains something memorable that stays on your mind for the entire day.” Meet the food technologist who is working to educate people while fighting to protect the plants that give us chocolate. You never knew there was so much to know about chocolate! Read about it here.

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