In what almost sounds like the plot to the 1998 action flick Armageddon -- without the ragtag group of guys being shot into space -- NASA is sending its Lockheed Martin Corp.-built spacecraft to collect samples from a giant asteroid that later may be studied by today's middle and high school students.
At Apple's iPhone 7 unveiling in San Francisco on Wednesday, the tech powerhouse revealed a host of new and updated hardware and software, including a new type of headphone jack and souped-up camera. Here's a rundown of the biggest announcements.
There are new tools that seem to emerge almost daily in the technical space. It’s hard to rely on an old-school class when the tool is so new that schools don’t even have proper materials to teach it. So where technology moves faster than education is an area where nanodegrees could become a much quicker way to help verify that people can do things.
For technology start up Piper, having kids build a basic computer from scratch is not enough. The company's founders actually want to show kids how to upgrade the unit themselves, and in the process immerse them in the basics of science, math and technology.
By the year 2030, artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have changed the way we travel to work and to parties, how we take care of our health and how our kids are educated. That’s the consensus from a panel of academic and technology experts taking part in Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.
Google* is developing a quantum computer that it believes will outperform the world’s top supercomputers, according to an August 31 New Scientist article and sourced to researchers contacted by the magazine.
In May, Ashton Carter made his fourth trip to Silicon Valley to talk about innovation since becoming US defence secretary 15 months earlier. None of his predecessors had made this journey in the past 20 years. A Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in theoretical physics, Mr Carter seems comfortable among the technology elite.
While STEM education in Valparaiso certainly isn’t a new concept (teachers across the district have been teaching STEM activities in their classrooms for years), it is now being intentionally taught to every elementary student through a weekly class using the Project Lead the Way Curriculum (projectleadtheway.org).
Another year, another round of budget roulette for US science agencies. When Congress returns from its summer break on 6 September, it will have just three weeks to pass a new government funding bill before the 2017 budget year begins on 1 October.