View Comments Middle schoolers get a virtual reality STEAM lesson, dissect dinosaurs, human brains, starfish Welcome to the brave new world of teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading belowThe next task for the students is to dissect something. They can choose a starfish, human brain, dinosaur, Beluga whale, cactus or other specimens. There's no stinky formaldehyde or rubbery organs, however. The cutting is all virtual. One student selects a starfish and flips it over to examine the underside. She flips it back and uses the stylus to "slice" off the echinoderm's top and she begins exploring its insides. 'That's so cool," she says, studying the starfish's inner workings. About 250 students got a chance to use the 3D technology, Clear Creek Principal David Atherton said. zSpace specializes in virtual reality and augmented reality, which lets people experience simulated objects in virtual environments with the feeling … [Read more...] about Clear Creek students try out some high tech science
Tech & Science Career Science job ads are disproportionately seen by men, raising questions about how that disparity may add to the gender gap in science professions. Women are more expensive to reach because they typically make more purchasing decisions than men do, so marketing algorithms recognize this greater purchasing ability and set higher prices for their views, according to research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This means that fewer women are seeing the advertising for science related jobs, even though it’s illegal to target jobs to one gender, Scientific American reported. Recommended Slideshows 67 The Best Pictures Ever Taken in Space 47 Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018 winners: Stunning sharks, shipwrecks and seahorses 51 Volcanoes from Space: 50 Breathtaking Astronaut and Satellite Photos “The problem we identify would apply to any category of advertising product or service—for example, housing, … [Read more...] about The STEM Gender Gap: Science Job Ads Disproportionately Seen by Men
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Art Review Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock NYT Critic's Pick ByJason Farago July 26, 2018 Women remain grossly underrepresented at the highest echelons of American science, and continue to face absurd claims of “innate” inferiority, whether from former Harvard presidents or senior engineers at Google. But until the mid-19th century — when the sciences became professionalized, and when Charles Darwin and others put Christian doctrine under pressure — a woman’s place was in the laboratory, or among the geology and zoology specimens. Back then the humanities (classics and philosophy, especially) were understood as masculine academic pursuits. It was the more genteel disciplines of natural science, astronomy, chemistry, botany and … [Read more...] about Mushrooms, Magma and Love in a Time of Science
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by State of the Art ByFarhad Manjoo July 25, 2018 From its earliest days, Silicon Valley has been animated by near-absolutist understanding of free speech. Other than exceptions for fraud, pornography or specific threats, the prevailing view among many tech platforms has been to allow pretty much anyone to post pretty much anything. These sensibilities are even enshrined in American law, which gives companies broad immunity from prosecution for what their users post. But now, for good reason, the absolutist ethos is over. Over the past two years, pressed by lawmakers and the media about the harm caused by misinformation, state-sponsored propaganda and harassment, tech platforms have begun to radically overhaul their attitudes about what people can say online and how they can say it. Last week, Facebook announced a … [Read more...] about Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Some in China are building a future that isn’t quite ready. Still, the exuberance may be a good thing, as useful products find their place and bad ones disappear. ByPaul Mozur July 21, 2018 SHANGHAI — The mind-reading headsets won’t read minds. The fire-detecting machine has been declared a safety hazard. The robot waiter can’t be trusted with the soup. China is ready for the future, even if the future hasn’t quite arrived. China has become a global technological force in just a few years. It is shaping the future of the internet. Its technology ambitions helped prompt the Trump administration to start a trade war. Hundreds of millions of people in China now use smartphones to shop online, pay their bills and invest their money, sometimes in ways more advanced than in the United … [Read more...] about Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve