We’ve all heard countless times how imperative it is to get kids interested in engineering and science — not only to help focus their young minds on matters of substance, but also to ensure our own long-term technological viability. The question is: How do you do this in a way that is age appropriate and won’t bore the kids to the point where the last thing they want to do is be an engineer?
Well, PBS comes to the rescue with their newest season of Design Squad Nation. This year PBS is adding an additional interactive component to the program by featuring a contest that encourages kids to think outside the box and show how they can make Design Squad Nation’s activities even bigger. From creating a PVC Kayak, to a giant sized catapult, the possibilities are endless.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Major global metropolitan areas are implementing a vast number of technology, energy, transportation, and Internet projects to make the metropolis a friendlier, greener, safer, and more sustainable place to be.
Here’s a look at robots depicted in movies and on TV during the 1950s and 1960s. We tried to collect the classics here, omitting the scores of forgettable B movies such as Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine. Stay tuned for slideshows of robot stars from later decades.
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