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It’s Time to ‘Tech it Easy:’ Visiting Innovator Discussion at Steward School

Did you know that only 11% of children ages 2-5 can tie their own shoes, but 22% can use a smart phone app? And that by age 2, more than 90% of American children have an online history? Did you know that 40% of iPhone users would give up their toothbrush for a week before giving up their phone?

Question Your World: How Can We Make Batteries Better?

Remote controllers, cars, laptops, and smoke detectors are just some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Does Curiosity Change the Brain?

Humanity’s ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

You might know October as the month for fallen leaves, pumpkin carving and warm cider, but here at Science Matters we have a different tradition brewing. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and that means it’s time for our favorite citizen scientists to hit the ’Net in pursuit of knowledge and safety. No prior experience required.

ModelOff Competition for Coders Begins Soon

Later this month a unique opportunity presents itself for coding enthusiasts, students and practitioners. The third annual ModelOff Financial Modeling Competition starts Saturday, October 25th. Last year’s competition had over three thousand participants from around the globe. The event begins with two online rounds. Individuals who code successfully will be flown to New York City for the final round.


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