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According to the report, the US leads the world in science and engineering, however China leads in total volume of science papers published. (Image credit: Pexels)   According to the National Science Foundation’s 2018 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the US is the global leader in science and technology (or engineering). To put that into a general perspective ─ The US invests the most in R&D endeavors (both academic and commercially), attracts the most venture capital ...
Apple launched an app that will teach children not only how to code but also how to build augmented realities. Swift Playgrounds Displayed on iPad. (Image via Apple)   Technology companies have been expanding their reach to the younger audience through their education tools. A study has proven that there are more jobs in tech than there are graduates to fill those jobs, so tech giants like Microsoft and Google started programs to nurture children’s interest in programing or coding. T ...
A bet with his fellow club members pushed a high school student in West Virginia to build an AI that can rap. Robert Barrat from Jefferson High School, image from Jefferson County Schools website.   In a discussion about the possibility that artificial intelligence could perform certain tasks better than humans, Robbie Barrat insisted to his friends that it was possible. The high school students, members of a programming club, then betted Barrat that he would not be able to prove his theor ...
This tutorial will walk you through the process of getting data from the BME280 Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity sensor to be displayed on a local webserver.  We will log the data with a Raspberry Pi, keep it in a MYSQL database, and feed to Highcharts using PHP.  This project is the culmination of a *ton* of work and a *ton* of mistakes that I would like to help you avoid. In the end, you’ll get a marvelous graph embedded in a webpage like this: What You’ll Need Rasp ...
Light Emitting Diodes... LEDs - we interact with them on a daily basis and can be found in or on nearly every piece of electronics or electronic devices from SBCs (Single Board Computers) to street lighting and everything in between. The technology isn’t exactly new, in fact, they’ve been around since their modern inception in 1927 by Russian inventor Oleg Losev with no practical purpose in mind. Only decades later would they find function in communications, indicators, illuminators, ...
The Walt Disney Company is donating money to encourage the expansion of STEM curriculum for children from poor households. Pictured is Shuri, the tech genius in the movie Black Panther. The coolest character in the show, in my opinion. (Image courtesy of Disney)   What do The Incredible 2, Avengers, and Black Panther all have in common? They are all movies distributed by the Walt Disney Company. While the name Disney usually reminds people of all the animated movies from their childhood, ...