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A 'Super' White House Science Fair
Another student told the president, books are a great learning tool, but some people are unable to turn the pages in a book, due to medical conditions, such as being paralyzed, arthritis, or that “their arms might not work.” “So, we invented a device that can help people turn pages in a book,” ...
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Amazing young people's minds; look at what they are capable of creating!
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Of course, being an average 10-year-old at the time, found me persistently tagging along with my two older brothers, in an effort to participate in the games being played with the other kids in the neighborhood. I also recall helping to build a wooden fort nestled within a grove of trees, ...
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“Playing against such a machine gives a definite feeling that one is pitting one’s wits against something alive.”
To me, this sentence reveals Turing throwing down the gauntlet, and challenging the status quo of when such statements would invoke others to dismiss the idea, saying it was not possible. Turing also quotes typical attitudes of the time, when people considered machines non-thinking objects, ...
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June 23, 2015. Cool. Amazing the advanced technology we have these days! ;)
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"It could reshape the mobile phone landscape."
Phonebloks' social media sites promoted how a new type of smartphone “would consist of a main [circuit] board onto which bloks could be snapped on by the user, like Legos. Each blok is responsible for a unique function of the phone.” Motorola, which created the first mobile cellphone, ...
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"I won’t say they hit it out of the park . . ."
Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, requires the FCC to report annually on whether broadband “is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion,” and to take “immediate action” if it is not. The 2015 Broadband Progress Report was approved by the FCC Jan. 29.
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Next week's column is online for you!
“My invention relates to implements for sawing, filing, dressing, or polishing teeth, for drilling holes and preparing cavities, and for plugging the same. Its objects are to render dental operations more convenient, more rapid and less painful than they have heretofore been; to which ends my ...
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Freelance Writer, Technology Journalist, Telecommunications Engineer, Blogger, Tweeter and so on!
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OnLine Bits & Bytes Column: China's Silicon Valley Fair
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