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Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls how to code

It can be a tough world out there for girls who are into science, math, engineering, and other stereotypically male-associated subjects. Luckily, some companies are starting to pay attention to the

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Lock-Nesters: A new kind of puzzle that forms a three-dimensional object when comprised

Lock-Nesters: A new kind of puzzle that forms a three-dimensional object when comprised

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Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

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Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

Disney’s 3D printer prototype creates soft, cuddly creations out of layered fabric

3D printers are all the rage, creating everything from prosthetic arms to 3D versions of your child’s drawings. Leave it to Disney (and their collaborators at Cornell and Carnegie Mellon) to put a

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New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

New wearable pregnancy monitors can help your baby listen to music or track his heartbeat

Maternity fashions and trends are pretty consistent, and it’s pretty safe to say that most expectant mothers enjoy the excuse to go shopping and find ways to show off their growing baby bumps. Most of

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Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Kids can build and program their own KIBO robot using building blocks instead of computer screens

Meet KIBO: a robot kit designed specifically for children ages 4–7 years-old. Created to encourage open-ended play, KIBO allows children to program their robot using a building block system, and they

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9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

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ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

Any kid can become a robotics programmer with ZURI—a new do-it-yourself robot kit that lets makers of all levels design their very own movable robot. Best of all, the robot can be built with simple

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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LEGO Fusion Couples LEGO Construction with Virtual App Games for Kids

LEGO Fusion Couples LEGO Construction with Virtual App Games for Kids

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Printeer is a Kid-Friendly 3D Printer That Turns Drawings into Tangible Objects

Printeer is a Kid-Friendly 3D Printer That Turns Drawings into Tangible Objects

3D printing is an amazing, innovative advancement that’s ideal for teaching kids about technology and engineering all while having fun and using their creativity to make whatever they want. But despite

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Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family’s Clothes

Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family’s Clothes

When she was only fourteen, the innovative and resourceful Remya Jose transformed an old bicycle gear and spare parts into a pedal-powered washing machine! Jose, now 16, lives in Kizhattoor Panchayat in

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Rainy Pot Drizzles Water Out of a Cloud to Gently Feed Your Plants

Rainy Pot Drizzles Water Out of a Cloud to Gently Feed Your Plants

Rainy Pot, designed by Jeong Seungbin, began as an entry in the 2013 Red Dot Design Award event. Now, the unique and clever watering flower and plant pot has been turned into a real product! Rainy Pot

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TeenSafe iPhone Monitoring Tool Gives Parents All Access to Their Kids’ Mobile Phone Use and Social Activity

TeenSafe iPhone Monitoring Tool Gives Parents All Access to Their Kids’ Mobile Phone Use and Social Activity

As a parent I hope you realize that you should be discussing mobile phone and online safety with your kids. However, if frank discussions aren’t good enough, you may want to invest in technology

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Google Glass Enables New Moms to Get High-Tech Breastfeeding Support

Google Glass Enables New Moms to Get High-Tech Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support Project – An Overview from Small World Social on Vimeo. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) recently completed a trial breastfeeding support project with Google

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TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks are Like ‘Living LEGOs’ That Teach Kids About Technology

TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks are Like ‘Living LEGOs’ That Teach Kids About Technology

If your kids like robots and LEGO they’re going to love TinkerBots. One-part Lego blocks and one-part Arduino, Tinkerbots is a modular robotics building set made by Kinematics that encourages kids to

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iSwimband Wearable Accessory Warns You When Your Child Might Be Drowning

iSwimband Wearable Accessory Warns You When Your Child Might Be Drowning

As the weather begins to heat up and plans for family vacations and visits to the pool are on the horizon, now is a good time to start thinking about water safety. Whether your child is a novice swimmer

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Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Nearly 3 in 5 babies (or 60%) are born with jaundice, a condition that leaves their skin and eyes with a yellowish tint due to excess bilirubin in their blood. In most cases, newborns will recover without

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