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We love when kids care about cyber security. Check out this clever girl's trick to creating strong passwords.
The most common password in the world is "123456." She can build you a better one.
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We love to see technology being used in innovative ways. Can't wait to see the great storytelling @NYT accomplishes with Virtual Reality. 
Today, The New York Times takes a step into virtual reality. Here’s what you need to know to use it.
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"What's the best way to help kids feel confident enough to stay the STEM course?" Praise the process, not the ability. 
But praising their intelligence can make them feel even more insecure. A self-esteem expert offers a way out of the conundrum.
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Weird science! NBC Bay Area’s reporter, Scott Budman, explains how our geneticist found that a man's unborn twin fathered his kid. 
A huge genetic mystery cleared up for a family with a story grabbing attention across the globe.
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What scientists are learning from dogs that could help treat cancer.
Research in dogs will help with the design of later human trials, including the best way to administer drugs, and may lead to improved treatments for both pets and people.
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“If you want to scare yourself, Google the skills gap. If you want to see salvation, Google the Maker movement.”
Five panels at the Make: Education Forum provided many quotable moments and good lessons for parents or anyone working with students.
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Star Wars and teaching kids (of all ages) how to code? Join Code.org's Hour of Code event on Dec. 7 and build a galaxy!
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We definitely support a future where women are the inventors, scientists, researchers... and heroes everyone looks up to. 
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We must do more to make sure every child, no matter what their socioeconomic background, is getting a solid STEM education. This is vital to our mission at The Tech and we hope more schools will utilize us as an important community resource.
President Obama talks a lot about the importance of STEM, but advocates worry Congress will set back science education with its rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
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"With its vibrant, mango-colored exterior, the 132,000 square foot Tech is hard to miss in downtown San Jose, and millions have come to explore the world-class facility devoted to how science and technology is changing every aspect of how we learn, live and work. "
Few people, even those born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, have any inkling as to how their computers work. There are three tech museums that strive to reverse that trend. Who knew high tech could be so fun and fascinating. [caption id...
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Even Autonomous Vehicles run into moral dilemmas.
Picture the scene: You’re in a self-driving car and, after turning a corner, find that you are on course for an unavoidable collision with a group of 10 people in the road with walls on either side. Should the car swerve to the side into the wall, likely seriously injuring or killing you, its sole occupant, and saving the group? Or should it make every attempt to stop, knowing full well it will hit the group of people while keeping you safe?
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We're proud to be included among the other museums on this National Geographic list. 
The average family doesn’t have high-powered microscopes or walk-in kaleidoscopes at home. Lucky for us, top science museums make such world-class resources—as well as educators who know how …
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201 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113
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(408) 294-8324thetech.org
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The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. Offering the unique Silicon Valley experience. Hands-on science & IMAX!
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Accessible, hands-on exhibits for all ages in a spacious facility, plus an attached IMAX theater.- Google
"Quite possibly the best science museum in Northern California."
"Awesome exhibits to explore and that IMAX dome is AWESOME for watching movies."
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F Regal
a week ago
This is one of my favorite museums in America... I loved everything about it, all the exhibits, and even the robot who walked around... All the medical innovations etc.. You can easily spend here a whole day. Ps. I went on a first weekend when it's free via bank of America
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Antonio Gonzalez
2 weeks ago
When it comes to the Imax dome it really is amazing, but make sure you're not sitting on the edge like I did. During The Force Awakens premiere the image was hard to see and does give a bit of neck pain from the sides. The image has more distortion on the sides than it does in a regular Imax theater. I should have came early and got better seats. Don't make the same mistake I did!
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Nolan Rollo
4 months ago
First off, the IMAX theatre is amazing!!! I definitely recommend setting a film in this theatre. Now for the bad...They try hard, they really do and I'm glad there is a museum like this in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately the day I went most of the cool stuff to do was broken, either physical damage or software bugs. (This can probably be attributed to the young guests with irresponsible parents). Was it worth the $20? Ehh.. Probably not just for the museum but the movie mad it worth it.
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Kimberly Ann Graham
4 months ago
Fun place to take the kids to learn a bit about technology. Could use a bit of a refresh as the technology featured can be a tad bit out of date. Occasionally they bring in exhibits like the one of Leonardo da Vinci's works. Those are fascinating!
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Jason Hunken
a month ago
Saw Star Wars in the imax. Pretty awesome. The dome imax technology is pretty neat and I had never heard of it until then but it was pretty immersive. The gift shop had some fun things as well. Didn't really get a chance to check out the rest of the museum.
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Kevin Shutta
3 months ago
The museum of innovation is mostly for kids. Most of it is just expensive high tech kids games. As an adult, I found the exhibits to be inconsistent, lacking a clear mission, and overall not very useful. The museum tries to show innovative things that people haven't heard of that might solve human and social problems, but these things just end up being promising ideas with no results or track record to show it was useful. Since updating the exhibits can't happen that often, these things get outdated by a few years, too. For that reason, it's more a museum of promising good ideas that are a few years old. I think this museum of innovation has some potential for showing advancements through the ages, creative processes, and doing simulations and such, but I don't think this museum has found a core or lasting value proposition for me, personally. Again though, I would take kids here.
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Alexandru Costache
a month ago
Super-cool experience, for all ages. Very cool mix of new and old technology in the heart of Silicon Valley.
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Holly Gallagher
3 months ago
Fun indoor place to take kids of all ages while in the Bay Area. It's fun to learn of all the applications of technology. Amazing to see how far we have come and fun to imagine where Technology will take us. *They do not have a parking lot. So you have to pay at adjacent lots.