Learn the A-to-Z of Space Travel With NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Space is endlessly fascinating, but it can be difficult to know how to begin explaining its infinite vastness, especially to little ones. Enter the Orion A to Z—a colorful guide to space exploration put together by NASA. » 8/11/14 8:39am 8/11/14 8:39am

Computers Are Now Able to Teach Each Other Pac-Man, The End is Near

Until now, humans have had one significant advantage over computers and robots: We meatbags were the only ones who could teach them how to function. Now, researchers at Washington State University have created computers that can teach other computers. And they're using Pac-Man to do it. Is nothing sacred? » 4/01/14 6:27pm 4/01/14 6:27pm

Google Helpouts Is Here to Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself totally stuck? As in, you have absolutely no idea what to do next? Google wants to help. » 11/05/13 12:14am 11/05/13 12:14am

Medical Professor Shows Google Glass Doesn't Have To Be Dumb

Most of the Google Glass videos we've seen thus far don't seem to tap this device's enormous potential. Used as a miniaturized camera phone or just another vehicle for porn, Glass doesn't do much that a GoPro can't. And that's a damn shame, because the way Glass enables wearers to near-effortlessly shoot… » 7/30/13 2:40pm 7/30/13 2:40pm

Sneakers That Teach Are the Ultimate Dancin' Shoes

Industrial designer Tom Sykes, of the Loughborough Design School at England's Loughborough University, is the recipient of the 2012 James Dyson Foundation Bursary for his "GroundWave Shadow Trainer." » 6/21/12 7:40pm 6/21/12 7:40pm

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Little Voices Coach Trainee-Teachers Over Headsets, Thanks to Bill Gates

Just like the technology that NFL coaches use, teachers in the US have been hooking up wires to their ears for mentors to whisper nuggets of help into when training. The Gates Foundation wisely invested its money in Teach for America, giving them enough money to purchase the headsets necessary for live-coaching newbie… » 3/01/11 3:20pm 3/01/11 3:20pm

Learn How to Build iPhone Apps from Stanford University

If you've ever had an idea for an iPhone application but you've never known how to begin creating it, Stanford will be offering how-to-build-iphone-apps computer science courses via free video podcasts through iTunes U. » 4/02/09 7:40pm 4/02/09 7:40pm