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STEM Innovation Meets Rowing at the Rio Olympics

Athletes around the world are prepping to head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.  It’s no surprise that everyone wants an edge on the competition, and thanks to engineering one rowing team will get it. A Philadelphia University engineer is equipping the U.S. Olympic rowing team with innovative suits that are the first of their kind.  Performance apparel expert Mark Sunderland and textile engineer Robert J. Reichlin teamed up to develop the suit for the sumemr games in [...]

New emojis celebrate professional women

Women aren’t just brides and princesses.  But you wouldn’t know that by looking through your emoji bank. Despite the fact that more than 90 percent of the online population uses emojis to communicate, there’s still a major underrepresentation of women — but not for long.  Unicode Consortium announced today that there will be 11 new professional emojis added.  These include a teacher, farmer, rockstar and scientist.  The new additions will come in all skin tones and both male and female [...]

What can Pokemon Go do for education?

It’s hard to miss, there are burgeoning pokemon trainers wandering everywhere from school campuses and shopping malls, to the great outdoors.  In case you haven’t tried your hand at it yet, here’s what you need to know about the smartphone app taking the world by storm. The downloadable app is an updated of the Pokemon card game released in the early 1990s.  There have been many incarnations of the game since then, including a popular television series, toys, movies, and [...]

Mashable Breaks Down 6 Best Apps of Summer

Summer is finally here — bring on the surf, sun and apps.  That’s right, apps.  This summer technology is the hottest, must-have accessory.  The great minds at Mashable are doing the research for you so there’s more time to lounge by the pool. 1.  GetMyBoat (iOS, Android) Oh captain, my captain!  No need to take out a second mortgage to live the seafaring life.  GetMyBoat, or “an Airbnb for boats” helps you find rentals in your price range.  Owners can list [...]