Topic: Engineering

Making stars on earth

Current Event March 11, 2014

Making Stars on Earth

Earth and Space Science Engineering Space Systems

Scientists usually study stars from afar, through a telescope. One scientist discovered a way to study stars up close, and on Earth — through a machine that acts like a powerful energy generator or star, called the Z Machine.

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Kraft's orange cheese fraud

Current Event February 7, 2014

Kraft's Orange Cheese Fraud

Health Technology Engineering Nutrition

Kraft’s Mac and Cheese products are going through a change because parents and nutritionists believe that the food coloring caused hyper activity in children.

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Current Event January 28, 2014

Robotic Arms Change Lives

Life Science Technology Engineering

Brittle bones disease is a congenital disease that makes a person's bones extremely fragile and twisted. Currently, there is no cure — but engineering students at Rice University came together to build a robotic arm for one brittle bones patient. Listen to this story to learn how it changed the teen's life.

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Students' response to video game data tracking

Current Event November 15, 2013

Students' Response to Video Game Data Tracking

Technology Engineering

After Edward Snowden exposed the U.S government's spying activities, it is impossible to know what gets monitored and what doesn't. However, video game companies aren't hiding as we learned in this story posted last week. Video game companies are tracking players' every action to increase the addiction - so why aren't people as outraged at video game companies as they are at the government? Learn more about what third grade students think after hearing about the science behind video game addiction by listening to this story.

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