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Improving education: Kenya

Improving education: Kenya

The news is all over town now that a new education curriculum begins in Kenya this year. The ministry of education applauds the efforts by Oxford University Press in supporting these initiatives through the development of the ‘Teacher’s Companion’. This… Continue Reading

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New Zealand’s Rise as a Tech Giant

New Zealand’s Rise as a Tech Giant

oh oh This is Muriwai Beach in New Zealand This is a sheep and this is gandalf Most people come to new zealand to check out the country’s unmatched beauty and to get their middle-earth fix and that makes perfect… Continue Reading

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I built my own social housing: the rise of Chile’s ‘half-houses’ | How We Live Now

I built my own social housing: the rise of Chile’s ‘half-houses’ | How We Live Now
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Mechanical Marvels—Automaton: The Draughtsman-Writer “Android,” ca.1800

Mechanical Marvels—Automaton: The Draughtsman-Writer “Android,” ca.1800

The Automaton at The Franklin Institute was built 200 years ago. Normally we think of robots as moving in very mechanical ways, very jerky motions. This machine far and away is the most elegant in its movement. The automaton is… Continue Reading

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How A Four-Wheeled Robot Is Improving Poultry Farming In Minnesota

How A Four-Wheeled Robot Is Improving Poultry Farming In Minnesota

Jack Kilian: The turkeys react to the robot differently depending on how many times they’ve seen it. When they’re younger, they get very curious about the robot. They’ll just get very, very close and peck at it, which is fine… Continue Reading