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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

The Mix is a youth-designed, 21st century teen center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

The KQED Education team headed to foggy Los Angeles last week for three days of inspired conversations and workshops about using technology to address educational opportunity gaps in today’s digital world. The largest national gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, DML links theory, policy, research, and practice. Here are our top 5 takeaways.

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The Role of Public Spaces

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The Role of Public Spaces

  FEATURED VIDEO: Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide Using public beaches as his canvas and rakes as his brushes, Andres Amador creates large-scale artworks that explore nature’s geometry — and life’s impermanence. Do Now What do you believe is the role of public spaces? Public spaces can be physical (ie., a […]

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Summer Learning Series: Unique Substances

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Summer Learning Series: Unique Substances

From the lightest solid material on the planet to an artificially created material with surprising applications, these videos and activities encourage students to explore the material world.

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Engineering is…Solving Poop Problems

General | July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Engineering is…Solving Poop Problems

Here is a sneak peek of a new KQED video, Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water. This video is part of our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind the Lotus Water project’s device designed to purify drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, […]

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KQED Science Needs Your Input!

General | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Needs Your Input!

Science teachers—we’ve reformatted our science and engineering e-books and we’d like to know what you think! Sign up to be part of an exclusive focus group and partner with KQED staff and an independent evaluator to explore our multimedia-rich e-books. Your input can influence how the materials are used. Participants will receive a $50 gift […]

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Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Art School | July 27, 2015

Ranu Mukherjee’s Hybrid Films

Ranu Mukherjee created the term hybrid film to describe her dynamic, animated artworks created with hundreds of layers of photography, paintings and digital imagery.

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Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Community Voices | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character

Why does character matter? What are the skills you need to flourish in the 21st Century? A global “cloud filmmaking” project led by Tiffany Shlain launched with a film about The Science of Character, and she is now gathering entries from students, teachers and communities for a new film, The Adaptable Mind. Use your mobile […]

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How the Birthplace of the Modern Ku Klux Klan Became America’s Largest Confederate Monument

News & Civics | July 27, 2015

How the Birthplace of the Modern Ku Klux Klan Became America’s Largest Confederate Monument

This is Stone Mountain, and it’s become part of a heated national debate about Confederate flags and monuments, an issue that flared anew last month after a young man with suspected white supremacist leanings allegedly murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC.

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Amazing Grace: Presidential Clemency Works and Why Obama’s Letting 46 Drug Offenders Out of Prison

News & Civics | July 24, 2015

Amazing Grace: Presidential Clemency Works and Why Obama’s Letting 46 Drug Offenders Out of Prison

President Obama last week (July 13) commuted the sentences of 46 inmates in federal prison, all of whom were serving time for non-violent drug offenses, mostly related to cocaine trafficking.

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E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | July 23, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

The new, media-rich e-book from QUEST, Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep, explores the story of how Academy scientists designed a portable decompression chamber in order to safely transport fish discovered on their expeditions to the Philippines.

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Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Science | July 23, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at University of California, San Francisco. He works in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institutes. Martin studies how the heart forms to try to understand the causes of heart disease in order to develop therapies.

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Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Science | July 22, 2015

Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

The Foldscope costs less than a dollar to produce and could have major implications for global health and for science education.

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E-book: Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Science | July 22, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

The new, media-rich e-book from QUEST, Engineering Is Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes, tells the story of how Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash and his colleagues designed a lightweight, inexpensive, robust, paper microscope in order to help people in developing countries and remote areas diagnose diseases.

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