A massive explosion rocked Beirut today, killing at least 135 people and injuring at least 3000 more. It obliterated much of the port district and sent a visible shockwave through the city, filling the streets with shattered glass and debris. Officials blamed the catastrophic blast on 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate left moldering in a […]
The Action Lab’s James Orgill writes, “In this video I show you how it is possible to contain the fire from a burning ball of propane in a wire mesh.” Yes, it is possible. But that doesn’t mean you should do it. In fact, you shouldn’t. The experiment demonstrates the phenomenon behind the Davy Lamp, […]
By ‘grace of God,’ no one was injured in a massive explosion at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, earlier today, reports the Bangor News.
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]