Karlie Kloss on Coding, Women in Tech, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Coding is the language of the future. It’s the first step to launching that innovative app or program that will change the world, but as Karlie Kloss discovered, not enough women speak it. In an effort to create a level playing field, she launched Kode With Klossy, an organization that arms women with the tools they need to enter the tech world. What started as a free summer coding camp became a powerful network uniting women in tech. Now it awards career scholarships to young female developers and touts itself as a national community. Continue reading Karlie Kloss on Coding, Women in Tech, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

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A Passion for STEAM

By Nirav Sheth

Working in Silicon Valley was only a dream of  mine when I was growing up in Alabama. I always thought companies in the Valley were going to change the world, and I wanted to be a part of that. I got my opportunity when I joined Cisco in 2000 and learned that companies like Cisco, Oracle, and Microsoft really were changing the world in new and exciting ways. Continue reading A Passion for STEAM

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NASA to host Star Wars screening on International Space Station

There’s no truer commitment to Star Wars than watching the newest movie while actually in space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are planning a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi while orbiting the Earth. This is a much more enticing option than the previously screened Gravity.

We don’t know exactly when or how, but a NASA representative confirmed to Mashable that the ISS crew will indeed watch The Last Jedi.

“They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard,” NASA’s Dan Huot told Mashable.

Star Wars isn’t the most accurate franchise when it comes to space travel, but it’s also set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The technology and physics feel far more removed from our known universe and scientific law, while a movie like Gravity or The Martianfeels too close to home — especially if you’re a long way from it.

Continue onto Mashable to read the complete article.

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Today’s Google Doodle Honors Bacteriologist Robert Koch

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Robert Koch, the father of bacteriology. He received the 1905 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, and he had previously identified the microscopic culprits behind anthrax and cholera. But more importantly, Koch was the scientist who figured out how to study bacteria in the first place. Continue reading Today’s Google Doodle Honors Bacteriologist Robert Koch

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