TechNews4Kids - Would You Like to Have Robot Arms?

Have you ever sat back and thought, what would it be like if I had an extra pair of hands? Robot arms might be the answer! In London, the Natural History Museum hosted its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, and the photos are spectacular. AI is a large part of our day, as well as what we expect to be an even bigger part of our future. However, can it be fully trusted? Read on to learn more in our latest Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.

Robot Arms Offer a Helpful Hand

(Fast Company)

Photo: sergeyryzhov/iStock

We've all been there: juggling too many things, maybe even carrying in the groceries, where we wished we had an extra pair of hands to help us. In Japan, though the technology is still in its early stages, tech experts are working on creating robotic arms to help in assembly lines. Find out how this technology works, and how it would be to give them a try, here!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

(News 4 Kids)

Source: © Yongqing Bao, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Every year in London, wildlife photographers are celebrated for the amazing footage they capture, and 2019 did not disappoint. This year at the Natural History Museum, photographers showed off their findings, and some of them were 10 years old! Scroll through the stunning photos from this year's winners here.

AI is Great -- But How Much Should We Trust It?

(Science News)

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) is part of our every day lives, and it looks like it will be for the foreseeable future. However, there are some data scientists that are wary of instantly trusting the results AI brings. What does this mean for us, and how can we use AI the smartest way possible? Find out here!

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TechNews4Kids - First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

An all-female spacewalk took place earlier this October, and it was out of this world! What does this mean for the future of astronauts? Our laptops have changed how we work, and the portable Mac that started it all just turned 30! Speaking of computers, AI just might help us predict earthquakes, but how? Find out in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter!

NASA (Finally) Had an All-Female Spacewalk

(New York Times)

NASA/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch made history on Friday October 18th when they became the first all-female crew to walk space. Their mission was to replace a a power controller at the International Space Station, and the walk lasted 7 hours and 17 minutes. Find out all about it here, and why this was a large step for mankind.

How the Mac Portable - Now 30 - Changed Everything

(Fast Company)

Photo: Rama/Wikimedia Commons

The Mac Portable was presented 30 years ago as a battery-operated, portable computer that was just as good as your desktop. Though it was a major flop and didn't catch on, it inspired what we all know today as the laptop. Learn more about the fascinating history here!

Can AI Predict When an Earthquake Will Happen?

(Wired)

Not only that, can AI predict an earthquake long before it happens, so we have time to prepare? That's what seismologists are hoping they will be able to do. There have been many trials and errors along the way, but there is hope on the horizon. Learn more about what they are working on here!

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TechNews4Kids - Why Your Kids Should Know About AI & How it Works

In this technological age, kids are growing up with phones and AI programs as the everyday norm. Why is it important that they understand how it all works? When it comes to sustainability, Abu Dhabi has found a way to turn art into sustainable energy. Speaking of eco-friendly ideas, there's a company working to stop us from using one-use cups, but how? Read all about it in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter!

Why Our Kids Should Know How AI Works

(Technology Review)

Everywhere we look there are phones, screens, and even cars that can diagnose themselves. AI is a big part of this, and it's important for our kids to understand how it works. There are many reasons for this, the most important being for their safety. But how would understanding AI do that? Learn more here!

Sustainable Art

(Smithsonian)

Starlit Stratus rendering, by Sunggi Park (LAGI).

It gets hot in Abu Dhabi certain times of year -- 105-degrees-daily hot. Typically, people are forced to stay indoors while shopping, where air conditioning keeps the temperature reasonable. However, there are artists that specialize in energy-saving public art pieces, and they just might hold the answer to making things more sustainable. Find out what projects are underway, and how they work, here!

Can We Make Disposable Coffee Cups Reusable?

(Fast Company)

Photo: CupClub

Not unlike AI, it's become a habitual part of of our daily routine to pick up our coffee in a paper cup, and then throw it away later that day. This has become an environmental issue, but an architecture firm is looking to change that. They have developed Cup Club, where they can make reusing cups as easy as it would be to throw them away. Find out how they plan to do this here!

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TechNews4Kids - Is the Loch Ness Monster Real? We're Finally Getting Answers, But it's Not What You'd Expect!

It's officially October! So why not start off the spooky month with an interesting DNA find related to the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie? While some states are enjoying cooler weather, it's still pretty hot out there, and some inventors are racing to create wearable air conditioners. And when it comes to our dogs, researchers have found that brain function varies by breed, so what does this mean for man's best friend? Read all about it in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.

What Does Loch Ness DNA Say About the Monster?

(News For Kids)

Source: University of Otago.

The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most well-known myth in the world. However, recent studies of the lake's DNA are showing us some very interesting -- and unexpected -- results. Hint: eels might be involved! Find out all about it by reading this article here!


The Race to Air-Conditioning That Can be Worn

(Fast Company)

Photo: courtesy Embr

It's been getting pretty hot these days. So hot, that records have been breaking. To combat this increase in heat, big companies like Sony are working to create devices that can cool individuals off. But how? Find out all about it here!


A Dog's Brain & What it Might Teach Us

(The Harvard Gazette)

Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

It's no secret that dogs have their own unique personalities. However, Harvard researchers have been using their brains as a means to understand how breeding affects it, as well as its relationships to our own brain evolution. Learn all about the fascinating findings about man's best friend here!

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Create & Learn Monthly - Screen Time for Our Children Isn't Always Bad. Neither are the games!

Screen time tends to get a bad rep, especially when it comes to our kids. However, it isn't ALL bad! Games seem to have a similar reputation, but can they provide a better way to learn certain things? And we all love Shark Week over the summer, what are female scientists doing to encourage more girls to join them in shark research? Find out in our Create & Learn Monthly newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.


Can Screen Time Be Valuable for our Kids?

(USA Today)

(Photo: Michael Schennum/USA TODAY Network)

With phones, tablets, laptops, and more readily available to all of us, it makes sense that we worry about how it might affect us and our children. Though it's always good to practice moderation, screen time might provide more accessibility for our kids than ever before, which in turn could mean more opportunity. Learn more about how this might be here!


Games Might Be a Great Tool for Learning

(World Economic Forum)

Games, though fun, can often be viewed as a leisure activity more than a teaching tool. However, new research has shown that more games in the classroom for specific subjects can help our children's motivation to learn. Find out how this works, and what benefits games in the classroom hold, here!


The Gills Club is Connecting Girls with Female Scientists

(Nation Swell)

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We celebrated Shark Week earlier this summer, and it's clear that there is still a rather large gender disparity. Luckily, The Gills Club is looking to change that! They are pairing girls with female scientists to hopefully encourage more to enter the science field. Learn more about this club and the great work they're doing here!

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All About that Moon: Should We Go Back?

It’s been 50 years since America landed on the moon, and we wanted to celebrate with a moon-inspired newsletter! There has recently been an interest to head to the moon again, but why? When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, what did the facts and figures look like? And if you hopped onto a bicycle and peddled to the moon, how long would that take? Read all about it in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.


Back to the Moon

(The New York Times)

Photo Credit: JPL/NASA

We landed on the moon 50 years ago, and until recently, the rush to visit again has been on pause. However, more countries are looking to send people to the moon, including the United States. What caused this race to the moon to suddenly become so important? And what do we need to know about it? Find out all about this moon race here!


Celebrating Apollo 11’s 50th: What it Cost to Get to the Moon

(Forbes)

50 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, marking an amazing time in American history. However, as unsurprising as it might be, it cost quite a bit to get there. Find out exactly how much it cost for NASA to put a man on the moon, and why it’s important, here!


Fly Me — Er, Bicycle Me to the Moon! How Long Would it Take?

(Wired)

Remember E.T. and the famous moment of the boy riding his bike with his alien friend to the moon? What if someone does do it…? Find out what this Wired journalist calculated, and the interesting things they found along the way, by checking out this article! You might be surprised by what you find.


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