Should amusement parks be allowed to turn away amputees, because of fears that their artificial limbs pose a danger? GeekMom Judy, an amputee herself, shares her thoughts on the subject.
New research indicates that Google Glass and similar heads-up displays induce sufficient distraction to endanger the user’s navigating or other activities. Google Glass is intended to reduce problems such as trying to walk safely while also glancing down at a smartphone. However, research indicates that diffusing attention is dangerous in several ways that these devices may not address.
A Wisconsin 12th grader is singlehandedly bringing millions of people — especially military spouses, military children and servicemembers — to tears. For her winning 2013 Doodle4Google contest entry, Sabrina Brady wholeheartedly deserves the $30,000 scholarship, new Chromebook and $50,000 technology grant to her school that come with winning the 2013 Doodle4Google competition.
It’s summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and just as we’re starting to see the possibility of beach days approaching, those of you down under are wishing they’d last a bit longer. Either way, here are a few goodies to help you pretend you’re basking in the sun and playing in the sand.
My son was researching wonders of the modern world for an essay. He decided that Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, should be a modern wonder, saying it would stand tallest for a long, long time. I asked him to back that last statement up. What buildings were in construction that could top it soon?
He started researching and we both had a great time exclaiming over the architecture, engineering, and incredible amount of money being spent all over the world to create enormous buildings.