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Ice Tsunami? What Exactly is that?

This past winter has been brutal for many. Lake Erie even experienced something called an ‘ice tsunami’! But how did that happen? On the other end of the weather spectrum, a tiny sensor helps track firefighters in burning buildings. And a crew-ready SpaceX capsule was launched into space recently. That and more in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter here! Join our classes to learn more about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.

How Does an Ice Tsunami Happen?

(Smithsonian)

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The midwest experienced some chilly weather this past winter, but Lake Erie took it to the next level. It turns out gusts of wind and freezing temperatures created something called an ‘ice tsunami’! Find out how this is possible here, and watch the amazing footage that was captured.

How a Self-Powered Sensor Can Take the Heat

(Futurism)

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This little self-powered sensor (meaning that it charges itself) is the size of a watch battery and just might save firefighters’ lives. Its fireproof capability is perfect for someone working in high-risk environments. Find out about this amazing new technology and how it all works here!

A Crew-Ready Capsule Launches to Space

(Wired)

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There might not be a crew on board, but it’s still an important step towards more mainstream space travel. SpaceX’s Dragon capsule headed to the International Space Station (ISS) with supplies and equipment, but this upgraded version was also filled with more human-ready additions such as seats, life support systems, and more. Find out what this mission means for the future of space travel here!

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