Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Cyborgs: Coming Soon to a Society Near You

Neil Harbisson can hear color. Previously color-blind, his ability to do so rests in an antenna that was implanted in his head and has fused with his skull. This antenna contains a web camera that captures the colors around him and communicates with a computer chip that is implanted under his skin. For each of […] Continue reading

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Free Friday: Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Souls Look Back in Wonder, illustrated by Tom Feelings, is a collection of poems by various Black poets (including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers) that all have messages of uplifting Black children and encouraging them to embrace their blackness and their culture. I was drawn to the rich, colorful illustrations that convey meaning […] Continue reading

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How do I turn this thing on?

Autonomous cars are coming. Conservative estimates believe that self-driving motor vehicles will be widespread as early as 2025. Some predictions have that year penned as early as 2021. For some, this revolution spells a new age of opportunity. For others, it heralds a job search. It also means that in four years, a large chunk […] Continue reading

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Winner’s Wednesday: When Marian Sang

  When I first saw the cover of When Marian Sang, I was immediately attracted to and intrigued by the faithful and engrossed expression on the singer’s face, her eyes closed and her hands folded in front of her chest, showing a solemn engagement in her singing and inviting the readers to turn the page and […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Books Monday: The Secret Project

Written by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Jeanette Winter Published on February 7th, 2017, The Secret Project is a brand new, page-turning picture book about the development of the atomic bomb during World War II in Los Alamos. An all-boys school in a remote area is cleared out and filled in with scientists and workers who […] Continue reading

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The implications of a super-intelligent AI

Imagine you are a super intelligent robot, whose main goal is to fulfill a space ships mission, but at the same time, keep the true purpose of the mission from the crew of the ship. These two variables create a paradox, and now you are left with a difficult decision to make. What would you […] Continue reading

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Free Friday: When the Chickens went on Strike

When the Chickens went on Strike, written by Erica Silverman, and illustrated by Matthew Trueman When I saw the cover of this book, and saw that this was adapted from a story by Sholom Aleichem, I grabbed it immediately.  That’s the guy who wrote Fiddler on the Roof! I thought, excited to read another story situated […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, with illustrations by Loren Long, is a famous children’s book many people remember from their own childhood. The book was written in 1930, but was recently published with brand new beautiful illustrations in 2005. The edition I grew up with, and more commonly owned, is the one […] Continue reading

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Blog 3 – Electromagnetic Spectrum

For this blog I thought I would further look into the electromagnetic spectrum.  As in the picture below, we can see that the light that humans see is only a small portion of the full spectrum of light, collectively known as the electromagnetic spectrum.  Light itself is technically radiation, but only certain types of light […]Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog 3: Cosmic Background Radiation

A radiation that is an after-effect of the Big Bang still around today. It was actually discovered accidentally by two Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson in 1965. They noticed a static that appeared to be coming from every direction at the same strength. Later scientists were able to trace out a Black Body curve for … Continue reading Blog 3: Cosmic Background RadiationContinue reading Continue reading

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