Weekly (2011/10/08)

  • The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world. While competing for cash and prizes, students gain real-life experiences, make new friends, and change the world.

    Now in its tenth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real-world problems. 358,000 students representing 183 countries and regions registered for the Imagine Cup 2011 Competition. The Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft encourages the brightest young minds to join together and use technology to take on the toughest problems facing our world today.

    Tags: Look Up!, engineering, competition

  • “NASA’s FIRST Robotics Competition Sponsorship Application
    FIRST Logo NASA Meatball

    The 2012 NASA FIRST Robotics Competition sponsorship application is now open! Interested in getting a sneak peek at the questions before you register with our site, check out the questions page.

    Tags: Look Up!, resources, robotics, grants

  • “Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. LifeSaver bottle and gerry can

    Tags: Look Up!, video, science, engineering

  • showcase cool projects, interesting ideas, and new research at the intersection of science and the arts.

    Tags: Look Up!, video, images, science, arts

  • “SPACE.com, launched in 1999, is the world’s No. 1 source for news of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies. Our team of experienced reporters, editors and video producers explore the latest discoveries, missions, trends and futuristic ideas, interviewing expert sources and offering up deep and broad analysis of the findings and issues that are fundamental to or understanding of the universe and our place in it.”

    Tags: Look Up!, space, aviation, engineering

  • “Growing The Technology For Artificial Leaves
    Researchers are developing practical, low-cost materials that can use energy from sunlight to break water into oxygen and hydrogen. Daniel Nocera of MIT explains the science of ‘artificial photosynthesis,’ and describes his plan to create distributed power generation systems in developing countries.”

    Tags: Look Up!, engineering, environment, audio

  • “Fun Pictures and Video”

    Tags: Look Up!, video, images, women, aviation, history, training

  • “Women Fly Resource Center. Our goal is to share some of the inspiring and amazing stories of over a century of women’s contributions in aviation. We want to gather their stories of courage and determination with the hope that it will inspire you to follow your own dreams.”

    Tags: Look Up!, video, images, women, aviation, history, resources

  • new ways to highlight the importance of STEM and bring innovative ways of engaging kids into the classroom.
    STEMposium is the collaboration students, teachers and other educational innovators in STEM education who are sharing their innovations in how to teach, learn and engage STEM in the classroom through 60 second videos.

    Tags: Look Up!, video, STEM, k-12, resources

  • There is no more all-encompassing source of mystery than the universe. Since the dawn of humanity, its vastness has elicited endless wonder and questions that have consumed mankind’s intellect and imagination. Science is proud to welcomes back Professor Brian Cox, the physicist whom the Los Angeles Times affectionately calls “the nerd who is cooler than you,”

    Tags: Look Up!, space, science, video, resources

  • ” the open web combined with open content licensing provides us with the technology to freely distribute learning materials in support of all national curricula. Moreover, we are able to manipulate and transform digital data for a variety of delivery technologies, including print for those learners who do not have access to the Internet at virtually no additional cost. “

    Tags: Look Up!, resources, teaching

  • “Team Note-Taker took first place in the Software Design category with a technology inspired by team member Hayden who is legally blind and had trouble keeping up with note-taking in black-board intensive math classes.

    The team’s solution helps low-vision students take efficient and effective notes with the help of a custom-designed, portable camera, a touch-screen Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote. The solution allows students to view live video and simultaneously take typed or hand-written notes on a split-screen interface.”

    Tags: Look Up!, engineering, competition

  • “Water: A Chemical Solution. It’s a global, yep global, and possibly the biggest ever chemistry experiment. In case you didn’t know it already, 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) set to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well being of mankind. “

    Tags: Look Up!, space, global, NASA, chemistry

  • “Premiering in North America at the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC), this
    cutting-edge exhibition reveals David Hockney’s extraordinary use of a new medium, and its impact on shaping visual culture today. Hockney is one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, and Fresh Flowers is his first major show in Canada in over two decades.

    David Hockney began working with the iPhone in 2008. He’s since created hundreds of finger-drawn images using the Brushes app, ranging in subject from flowers and self-portraits to landscapes and still life. These colourful digital drawings were first created to email to his friends.”

    Tags: Look Up!, technology, arts, museum

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