Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Technology Blog Project: Create a new blog

Blog Project: 

  • Create a new blog using Google's "Blogger" 
  • Post the link to your blog in a comment below
  • Customize the address, layout, background, template, design, colors, fonts, etc.
  • Create a new post (bloggers post about breaking news, updates, advice, reviews, opinions, issues, how-to instructions, etc.)
  • Enable Google + comments.
  • Embed the link to your blog in your website.

Each part of the project will be graded as a separate assignment.  All project assignments listed above are due by Friday.  Let me know if you have any questions or issues in class or via email.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Translator turns actual dolphin sounds into English

Dolphin whistle instantly translated by computer - life - 26 March 2014 - New Scientist:

  • What are the problems facing this technology?  
  • What are they doing to overcome these challenges and perfect the process?
  • What would you ask a dolphin (if you had the opportunity)?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

U.S. Navy successfully turns seawater into fuel

U.S. Navy successfully turns seawater into fuel for ships and planes | DVICE:

"Railguns aren't the only thing the U.S. Navy is bragging about this week. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. announced they have successfully turned seawater into fuel...."

  • What are your thoughts on this "game changing" breakthrough?
  • Explain in your own words how this process works and what the implications might be on other areas of industry (outside the military).  How will this affect us?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow

Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow -

  • What are some possible products and/or industries that could be affected by this material in the future?
  • What would you like to see made out of graphene?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance (+playlist)

1.  Since we watched this video in class yesterday, today you will post a comment with your thoughts on the "new bionics" and the implications this type of technology has for all humans.  

2.  Considering the last post on the Harvard study of mice and reversing the effects of aging, what are your thoughts on the combined implications of these technologies?