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August 2017 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for February 2017.

How to Watch This Summer’s Solar Eclipse!

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse.html
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/3d-printable-pinhole-projectors
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/activity/moon-phases
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/activity/pi-in-the-sky-4

You Can’t Hear This

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/hundreds-apps-can-listen-beacons-cant-hear/

Say What?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/13/ai-programs-exhibit-racist-and-sexist-biases-research-reveals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_embedding

New Coders Speak Out

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/we-asked-20-000-people-who-they-are-and-how-theyre-learning-to-code-fff5d668969

Think Your Way Out of a Paper Bag

https://timeline.com/margaret-e-knight-paper-bag-f5d474c0f3d2
http://www.women-inventors.com/Margaret-Knight.asp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_E._Knight

Wonder Women

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/vrla-program-girls-make-vr-aims-to-close-the-gender-gap-in-virtual-reality-before-it-widens-8136760
http://www.virtualrealityla.com/
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/virtual-reality-foundation-launches-first-ever-girls-make-vr-workshop-vrla-summer-expo-2147751.htm

No Bones About It

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/no-bones-needed-ancient-dna-in-soil-can-tell-if-humans-were-around/

Plastic Rocket Men

http://rocketry.mit.edu/2017/04/100-3d-printed-solid-rocket-motor/

The Art of Exoplanets

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6868
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA21422

This Map Will Show if Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ixmaps-privacy-surveillance-nsa-canada
With CIA Hacking Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices

SK Telecom Shows What a 5G Baseball Stadium Looks Like with Augmented Reality, VR

http://www.sporttechie.com/2017/03/30/venues/sk-telecom-shows-what-5g-baseball-stadium-looks-like-with-augmented-reality-vr/

Also In The August 2017 Issue

A substitution cipher is an easy way to begin learning about how to use and make secret codes.

Scratch is a fun block-based programming language that's easy to learn once you understand the basics.

The micro:bit is a not too expensive board that lets you easily build projects to learn about computing.

The humble sewing machine can be a great first step to fun maker projects. Here's how to get started!

There's lots you can do make your online experiences enjoyable AND safe.

Minecraft is a fun game to play and a way to learn about games and programming. But first you have to learn the basics.

Have you ever put books in alphabetical order? What do you think the best method of alphabetizing would be?

Some ideas how to engage young women in computing and STEAM based on recent research.

These three dimensional objects are 3D printed and cast images when light shines through them.

How do computers predict what text you want to write next? Here's how to create predictive stories.

Links from the bottom of all the August 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for February 2017.