Archive for Technology

Mar
28
Filed Under (Technology) by on March 28, 2010 and tagged

Title of article:  Nintendo reveals 3-D on eve of DSi XL roll out

Source: MSNBC News

Author: Winda Benedetti

Date: March 26, 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. How is the DSi XL different than the current version?
  2. What is the 3DS?
  3. What role do hand held video games play in your life?

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Mar
28

Title of article:  Teen Gets Carpal Tunnel from Texting

Source: ABC News

Author: 

Date: March 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is carpal tunnel?
  2. How can you prevent it?
  3. How often do you use text messaging?

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Feb
14

Title of article:  SDO solar observatory launches from Cape Canaveral

Source: BBC News.com

Author: Jonathan Amos

Date: Feb. 11, 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the mission of SDO?
  2. How does the sun affect satellites and communication systems on Earth?
  3. What are sunspots?

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Nov
22
Filed Under (Physical Science, Technology) by on November 22, 2009 and tagged , , ,

Title of article: ‘Very fast’ pace excites Big Bang machine team

Source: MSNBC.com

Author:  Alexander G. Higgins

Date: November 21, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is CERN?
  2. What is the purpose of this experiment?
  3. What is the “Big Bang”?

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Oct
28

Title of article: Swimming Pools Kept Clean by Going Green

Source: Discovery News

Author: Jessica Marshall

Date: October 28, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What kind of moss do they use to keep the pools clean, instead of using chlorine?
  2. What were some of the benefits noticed by people who swam in these types of pools?
  3. How does the moss keep the water clean?
  4. What is biofilm? What kinds of problems does it cause?

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Oct
28
Filed Under (Earth Science, Technology) by on October 28, 2009 and tagged , , , ,

Title of article: Nasa launches rocket successfully

Source: BBC News

Author: None Posted

Date: October 28, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the name of the rocket and what is its purpose?
  2. Where did it launch from? Where did it go?
  3. Why is the top half of the rocket a “dummy”?

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Oct
21
Filed Under (Health, Technology) by on October 21, 2009 and tagged , ,

Title of article: Googling Fights Dementia

Source: NationalGeographic.com

Author: Ker Than

Date: October 20, 2009

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Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is dementia?
  2. Describe the research they used that lead to this finding.
  3. How does surfing the web help the brain?
  4. What other activities give similar effects?

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Oct
08
Filed Under (Health, Technology) by on October 8, 2009 and tagged ,

Title of article:  For Kids: Are Cell Phones Safe?

Source: ScienceNews.org

Author: Stephen Ornes

Date: October 8, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the concern about cell phone use?
  2. How do cell phones transmit your voice?
  3. Is texting a safer alternative for kids? Why or Why Not?

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Oct
06
Filed Under (Physical Science, Technology) by on October 6, 2009 and tagged , ,

Title of article:  Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to “Masters of Light”

Source: NationalGeographic.com

Author: Mason Inman

Date: October 6, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Who are the scientists that won the Nobel Prize? Where are they from?
  2. What technology in use today is a result, or product, of their research?
  3. What are fiber optics?

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Oct
06
Filed Under (Technology) by on October 6, 2009 and tagged

Title of article:  Computer Makers Seek to Banish Boot-Up Blues

Source: CNN.com

Author: Priya Ganapati

Date: October 5, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Why are slow boot-up times frustrating?
  2. What is BIOS?
  3. Should you power down your computer or leave it in sleep mode? Which one and why?

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