This’ll teach `em - a school desk where th estudents have to stand. Ergonomic work station maker Sunway Inc. has introduced the the AlphaBetter Student Desk which comes with a stool, but encourages the student to stand and move around. "Confining students to one position throughout the entire day day after day isn’t in the their best interest academically of physically," one former elementary school teacher is quoted as saying in the Sunway press release.
As an exceptionally squirmy and energetic child, I know what the teacher is talking about. Check out this novel design.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.