Kids News - Current Events

Georgia Tech's Teaching Assistant "Jill Watson" Turns Out To Be A Robot!

By Kim Bussing on September 10, 2016
Georgia Tech's Teaching Assistant "Jill Watson" Turns Out To Be A Robot!

At the end of the spring semester in May, students taking Georgia Tech’s online Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence course received some stunning news. Jill Watson, one of the nine teaching assistants (TA’s) that had helped them navigate the challenging course for the past five months was not a “she,” but an “it” — an intelligent robot to be precise!

Norwegian Researchers Create Microscopic Pac-Man Game To Observe Microbes

By Shariqua Ahmed on September 8, 2016
Norwegian Researchers Create Microscopic Pac-Man Game To Observe Microbes

It is said that the classics never die. Be it movies, books, or in this case, the ghost-gobbling game, Pac-Man. In its 36-year existence, the Pac-Man has undergone numerous remakes and reboots. But this time, the game made a comeback on an entirely new, microscopic scale, to accommodate the equally tiny “Pac-Man” and “Ghosts.”

Even Thor Would Have Approved Of King Tut's Meteorite Dagger!

By Kim Bussing on September 7, 2016
Even Thor Would Have Approved Of King Tut's Meteorite  Dagger!

In 1924, two years after he began excavating Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s (Tut) burial chamber, British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter finally discovered what he had been seeking: The young pharaoh’s well-preserved sarcophagus. In addition to the scores of precious jewels, amulets, and bracelets that had been buried alongside, Carter also unearthed two daggers wrapped around the boy king’s body. The other also featured a gold handle, but its blade appeared to be made from iron.

Commemorating The Fifteenth Anniversary Of The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

By Meera Dolasia on September 6, 2016
Commemorating The Fifteenth Anniversary Of The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Sunday, September 11, 2016, marks the 15th anniversary of the most daring and deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. Planned and executed by Islamic extremist organization Al Qaeda, the unprovoked act of violence is what led to our ongoing "Global War On Terrorism” and changed life as we knew it, forever.

Video Of The Week — Futuristic Elevated Bus Begins Test Runs In China

By Meera Dolasia on September 5, 2016
Video Of The Week — Futuristic Elevated Bus Begins Test Runs In China

Earlier this year, a team of engineers led by China’s Song Youzhou suggested that a massive elevated bus that straddled above normal-sized vehicles was the key to easing the world’s traffic woes. Though the concept of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) unveiled at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo on May 22 generated a lot of excitement, most people were skeptical that it would ever become a reality. But they were wrong.

Are These Funky Furoshiki Wrap-Around Shoes The Footwear Of The Future?

By Kim Bussing on September 4, 2016
Are These Funky Furoshiki Wrap-Around Shoes The Footwear Of The Future?

Italian shoe manufacturer Vibram is well known for its minimalist shoe designs. In 2005, the company revolutionized the footwear industry with the introduction of FiveFingers. Designed to replicate being barefoot, the shoes featured thin flexible soles that molded the wearer’s feet. Now, the company has done it again by collaborating with Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto to create the wrap-around Furoshiki shoes.

Swedish Study Indicates Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Regular Food

By Shariqua Ahmed on September 3, 2016
Swedish Study Indicates Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Regular Food

The fact that the increasingly large amounts of plastic debris in our oceans is ending up inside the stomachs of marine animals is well-known However, experts had assumed that it was because the creatures mistook the colorful floating debris for food. Now, a team of researchers led by Oona Lönnstedt, a marine biologist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, has found that some baby fish may actually be choosing to eat plastic over regular food!

Dutch Scientists Declare "Martian" And "Lunar" Crops Safe For Earthlings

By Kim Bussing on September 1, 2016
Dutch Scientists Declare "Martian" And "Lunar" Crops Safe For Earthlings

It may appear strange to hear that crops are making headlines. But this is no ordinary produce — these fruits and vegetables have been grown in simulated Martian and lunar soil! While that in itself makes them special, what makes this batch even more so is that it is safe for human consumption!

Recent Comments

DJ gamer wrote:

i have a dragonite and gyrados
Pokémon Go Takes The World By Storm

turtlelover wrote:

ausome
September Ends With Rare Black Moon

Our Apps and Plugins

ALA