When is the bus going to get here? Miles Moody is a busy undergraduate engineering student at the University of Florida. He takes the bus to school, but the bus schedule is slightly inconsistent. He hates waiting for it. The city of Gainesville put GPS devices on their buses so riders could track the location of the bus online. Moody created a device with a buzzer that tells him when the bus is almost at his apartment. Now he can dash out just in time - no more waiting.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
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.
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