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June 2016 News Wire

Zapata Racing on Facebook

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/05/09/reading-on-computer-screens-changes-how-your-brain-works-scienti/
http://arstechnica.com/video/2016/05/are-smartphones-de-evolutionizing-humanity/

Billions Are Being Invested in a Robot That Americans Don’t Want

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-04/billions-are-being-invested-in-a-robot-that-americans-don-t-want
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/520431/driverless-cars-are-further-away-than-you-think/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601203/how-data-mining-reveals-the-hidden-evolution-of-american-automobiles/

Bing just became the best search engine for developers

Eventually, some day, this article will be accurate: the feature is being rolled out slowly.
http://thenextweb.com/dd/2016/04/08/bing-just-became-best-search-engine-developers/

Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/14/minecraft-education-edition-aimed-at-teachers-arrives-in-may/

The British Library’s oldest Qur’an manuscript now online

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2016/04/the-british-librarys-oldest-quran-manuscript-now-online.html

This is the perfect hoverboard if you want to be the Green Goblin

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/11/11406142/flyboard-air-hoverboard-franky-zapata
http://zapata-racing.com/event-en/guinness-world-records-official-attempt-with-flyboard-air-saturday-30th-april/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKRxsNyOho

Also In The June 2016 Issue

Tinkercad makes it easy to create and print 3D objects from your designs and designs others create.

Figuring out how to find prime numbers is a matter of the right strategy plus code plus trying different ideas.

There are many ways to learn technology while playing. Here are technologies and resources you might want to find online this summer.

A super portable version of Makey Makey, there's lots of experiments you can do with the new Makey Makey Go!

A computational fairytale updated for the computer age, a grasshopper learns algorithms and planning ahead.

A book about the daily life of many different programmers who do neat things with code.

The US Congressional App Challenge is an annual contest to encourage US high school students to try programming by creating an app.

Younger kids can have lots of fun playing games this summer while learning basic programming concepts.

Minecraft is a fun game to explore with a vast set of worlds, animals, and adventures. Here are ideas to continue the adventure, online and offline.

Battery history is a critical part of the history of technology. Without stored electricity, there would be no electronics.

Links from the bottom of all the June 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for June 2016.

A Swiss-made robot, Thymio robots work with drag and drop languages and text-based languages like JavaScript.