Education

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

BYU Students Develop An Affordable Eye-Tracking Tablet For Disabled People

Students from the Brigham Young University have come up with a really innovative gadget that can serve as a useful tool for the disabled that costs a whole lot less than the available commercial alternatives available in the market.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Talking My Language - Learning And Translating Languages At The Same Time

Learning a language will never have been so fulfilling, and online translations will never have been so accurate once Duolingo comes online.

New Geotracking May Make You Visible On A Marketer's Radar

Advertisers can sell to you on the street, over your phone and in your car, but there's no way they could actually track you down and pester you in private, right? Think again.

Keeping It Real - Stopping Child Prostitution With Demi & Ashton

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher want you to help them stop child prostitution.

Join The Fight For Democracy With The Fight For Freedom iPod App

Now you can be a part of the fight for democracy in the Middle East, even if you're physically a thousand miles away from where the protests and rallies are being held. The Fight for Freedom: One Click to Revolution app for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Obvious Apps makes sure of that.

Golf Course Mandatory for Chinese School Kids

These aren't the Tiger Cubs you were thinking of. First & second grade children at a posh Shanghai private school have added a 'tee' to the three R's since golf was made a mandatory subject.

Self-Healing Plastics A Positive And Attractive Advancement

Hard at work on making the impossible happen, scientists at Fraunhofer in Germany are developing a viable way for plastics to heal themselves over time.

USC's ICT Turns Gmail's April Fools' Day Prank A Reality

Google revealed that Gmail Motion was all just a prank once you tried to enable the feature and access it. However, the folks over at the Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California (USC) think differently. It doesn't have to be just a joke because it was possible, and they have an actual system that works.

Neutral Compact Hand Drill Concept Puts A Twist Into The Power Tool Market

An IF Concept Award winner for 2011, the Neutral Compact Hand Drill by Tim Bennett features an innovative new way to get screwed.

Success Process - A Plan That Gets At-Risk Students Through College

One community college in Ohio is forging a path to success for at-risk students.

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Warm Embrace - A Baby Wrap That Saves Lives

A simple new product could save the lives of thousands of babies in the developing world.

Douglas Engelbart: Inventor Of The Mouse

Today, we're taking a look at Douglas Engelbart- one of the forefathers of modern computing. One of his most famous invention is a mouse. It's pretty clear to anyone who's used a computer what sort of influence that device had. Truth is, if it weren't for Engelbart, computers would likely have evolved in a very different direction.