The Learning Power of Lego!

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Legos aren’t just great fun–or a great pain, if you step on them during the middle of the night. They’re very educational and popular with children as well. Whether it’s a simple square house or a detailed replica of the city of Gondor, playing with Legos stimulates creativity. Not yet convinced? Take a look at […]

MOOC Teaches Management Using Graphic Novels Instead of Textbooks

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have taken the world by storm, with people from all sorts of backgrounds taking on the challenge to continue learning in a somewhat formal atmosphere. I say somewhat, because the setup is not exactly your traditional classroom setting. Still, with brand names like Coursera catching the attention of people hungry […]

FaceAccess. The $30 Portable Face Recognition System


Facial recognition software is fascinating.  Software, be it on a computer, or as an app on a smartphone which can capture an individual’s likeness and recognize who the individual is, often is expensive, does not work, or the technology is owned by another.  Two Cornell undergraduate students, Brian Harding and Cat Jubinski, have just taken […]

Get your very own Death Star (planetarium)


As children, those with children, and star gazers everywhere, a planetarium is a magical place.  The theater-style structure concerning all things astronomy and the night sky, typically takes the form of a large, dome-shaped, building with a projector and screen where stars, planets, and other celestial objects are visible, even moving in a realistic fashion […]

Man as Industrial Palace

In 1926 Dr. Fritz Kahn created a poster of the human bodily functions, Man as Industrial Palace, based on mechanics. Dr. Kahn was famous for using mechanics metaphors to explain the workings of the human body. Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was a gynecologist in Berlin and a world-famous popular science writer who illustrated the form […]