Kids

Touchscreen

A touchscreen, also known as “surface” computing, is a virtual display complete with a sensitive screen that recognizes touch by the finger or hand. Touchscreens are able to complete commands based on the position of a touch. Touchscreen technology took off after the release of the iPhone in July 2008.       In the late 1960s, research […]

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May 16, 2013

Crane

A crane is a tower or derrick equipped with cables and pulleys that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to shift them horizontally. Cranes are commonly employed in the construction industry and in manufacturing heavy equipment. Construction cranes are usually temporary structures, either fixed to the ground or mounted on a […]

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April 25, 2013

Hexagon

Hexagon: a polygon having six sides.

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April 18, 2013

Sandstorms

Sandstorms are not just the stuff of legend; rather, they’re a real phenomenon in which strong, dry gusts of wind sweep over a desert area and create massive “clouds” of sand and dust. Sandstorms reduce visibility and can grind the daily life of a city to a halt if they are severe enough. They are […]

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April 15, 2013

Galaxies

Every galaxy in the universe has on average one hundred billion stars in it. The vast majority of these stars are small and difficult to see: cool red dwarfs and dim white dwarfs.

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March 28, 2013

Water and Oil

Why they don’t mix

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March 14, 2013

Planetarium

Planetarium explained, for kids

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March 7, 2013

Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along with dry eye. If left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea, […]

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February 28, 2013

Balance

Balance is defined as a state of equilibrium.

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February 21, 2013

Antibiotics

Antibiotics explained, for kids

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February 14, 2013

Right Triangles

A right triangle has one angle equal to 90 degrees. A right triangle can also be an isosceles triangle–which means that it has two sides that are equal. A right isosceles triangle has a 90-degree angle and two 45-degree angles. This is the only right triangle that is an isosceles triangle. This version of the […]

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November 15, 2012

Whales

Whales are the largest animals. The largest whale is the giant blue whale which can reach lengths of 90-100 feet and weight as much as 120-150 tons. The commonly seen finback whale is the second largest animal to ever appear on earth.

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November 8, 2012

Cyclone

cyclones explained, for kids

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October 18, 2012

Matches

matches explained, for kids

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September 27, 2012

Rhinoceros

A rhinoceros is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae. All five are native to Africa or Asia.

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September 20, 2012

Perspective

“Perspective” in art

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September 13, 2012

Centipedes

centipedes explained, for kids

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August 9, 2012

Minerals explained, for kids

Minerals explained, for kids

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August 2, 2012

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches explained for kids

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July 26, 2012

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