Category: Technology



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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

April 17, 2017 |
With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William changed his life forever. William Kamkwamba used junk parts and an amazing imagination to build the windmill he read about for his Malawian village, harnessing Keep Reading »
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 6, 2017 |
How does a poor, southern tobacco farmer buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago become immortal? Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Henrietta Lacks’s cells were taken without her Keep Reading »
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

February 27, 2017 |
¬†The New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World¬†(and host of the PBS show by the same name) returns to explore how we made world-changing innovations Keep Reading »
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With the Internet at our fingertips, do we still need to know things?

October 10, 2016 |
“The average American is shockingly ignorant about almost everything,” claims William Poundstone. More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can’t find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word Keep Reading »
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Steve Case and The Third Wave or “The Internet of Everything”

September 12, 2016 |
We’ve had the Internet economy. We’ve had the app economy. So where are we headed next? Steve Case, cofounder of AOL and on the leading edge of bringing consumers to the Internet in the 1990’s, Keep Reading »