This year’s FLL challenge is all about cleaning up! A great way to make young innovators aware of this massive environmental reality and motivate them to think and create new ways to manage all the junk!
From the FLL site:
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League – 2015 TRASH TREK Challenge
From the FLL website:
What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers. In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS℠ Challenge, over 265,000 children from 80 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn. . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League 2014 – FLL WORLD CLASS Challenge
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are fast becoming popular commute vehicles in places like the silicon valley. Attractive leasing options, availability of charging options at home, commercial charge stations, and at some company parking lots are encouraging many people to switch to EVs. Are they yet an economically viable option for an average commuter? Read this article to . . . → Read More: Electric Vehicle Economics – Would an EV be a good option for you?
The self-driving car now has . . . → Read More: Google’s Self-Driving Car Test
The theme for FLL 2011 is Food Factor; details of the challenge for the tournament will be released on the 2nd of September, says the announcement on the FLL website.
Here is an abstract of this year’s theme from the website:
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination? In . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League 2011: Food Factor Challenge – Keeping Food Safe
I had posted these “futuristic” thoughts a while ago. But looking at this NY Times article about Google cars that drive themselves, it appears that the future is here.
The article talks about a car project at Google, and Google’s experiments on real roads:
The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret . . . → Read More: Google Car That Drives Itself
Dan Ariely, the renowned behavioral economist and the author of the widely popular book “Predictably Irrational” has some interesting things to say about the effect of massive bonuses and their true effect on job performance in his New York Times article.
Ariely and his co-researchers use some cleverly designed experiments to study the relationship between the magnitude of . . . → Read More: The Downside of Bonus
An article in Medical News Today asks “Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?”
Much of today’s learning and research is relies on computer based search on the internet and multi-media presentations. A lot of information is made available very quickly, and often there is too much to process mentally to find the really . . . → Read More: Effect of Technology: Are We Seeing More and Thinking Less?
An interesting presentation – How FIRST Robotics can influence students and play a critical role in reshaping school education.
blip.tv . . . → Read More: Why Schools Should Have A Robotics Team