Tag: science

Web Coolness: Apps for dads, brain hacking, and the perfect emoji

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Do your uber-tech-savvy kids know what a vinyl record is? This little girl can’t understand why her dad would want a record for Father’s Day, and we can’t stop laughing at her despair. (Top photo: screenshot from Katie Stauffer’s Instagram video) Need more gift inspiration? Here are some quick Father’s Day gifts you can make online, and other ideas for easy last-minute presents. We’ve got plenty of tech gifts for Father’s Day for you fast shoppers. Or,...

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Web Coolness: a cardboard snowspeeder, how QR codes impact China + more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. This father went above and beyond, with this Star Wars snowspeeder he made for his daughter to take to school. Top Photo by John Stoddard. Whatever issues Uber has had, kudos to them for offering free rides to the UK polls for voters with mobility issues. What happens to websites created only for short-term viral fads? Looking for Father’s Day gifts? We’ve got tech gift ideas for any type of dad. Some people think Apple’s new HomePod speaker looks like...

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Teach your girls (and boys) how to code with Wonder Woman.

If you’ve got budding coders and STEM lovers in your home, they can now practice their skills on a few scenes from Wonder Woman thanks to a new collaboration with DC Legends, Google Play, and Made With Code. Related: A cool STEM coding toy we had our kids put to the test Kids can head over to their website and check out this interactive coding project where they can code three scenes from the Wonder Woman movie. And, no high level skills needed; this is a great opp to encourage kids (especially girls) to give coding a try. With a...

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9 of the best educational YouTube channels for teens and tweens to help keep brains sharp this summer

There are so many cool educational channels on YouTube for tweens and teens, but I don’t think that a lot of parents think to open our YouTube app when we look for educational resources for our kids. But we should. Let’s put it this way: when I ask my kids if they want to watch a show, all hands reach for tablets. I’m always saying, “hey! I mean, on the TV! Together!” But the truth is, the videos on YouTube (and similar sites) are just how kids consume media these days. So why not blend entertainment and education when it comes to video watching? I find...

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STEM swaddlers help future scientists know their barium from their boron

For a while, geek has been the new chic, and so I hardly know a new mom or dad who wouldn’t totally love this periodic table baby swaddler for their future genius. Designed by toddler mom Lynne Burton to keep herself from going crazy (we feel ya, Kim), the entire shop is filled with fun, gender-neutral baby gifts for future geniuses. Like a blanket covered with basic sight words — perfect for your competimommy friend’s shower! — or a gorgeous vintage alphabet. Related: 5 geeky baby onesies perfect for the newest little Zuckerberg I really like everything she offers. But there’s something about the prospect of...

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Web Coolness: Uplifting news, a Netflix phishing scam, and how kids are making money selling slime

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Loving these science prints by John W. Golden on Etsy (affiliate) Watching movies and TV shows across all your Apple devices just got a whole lot easier. A cool way to breathe life into your kid’s LEGO creations. Whoa, this Netflix phishing scam is pretty sneaky. Kids are making a lot of money selling slime on Instagram. Here’s how to share your location on Google Maps. A 14-year old Latina girl is leading her team to the World...

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Web Coolness: Skip those Facebook quizzes, headphones on fire, and where to find a darn Nintendo Switch

Here are some of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   We need this unicorn charger in our life! Here’s why you might want to avoid doing those Facebook quizzes. Yikes. Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. This projector turns any surface into a touchscreen. Why it’s so important to make a note of your passwords. Are teens replacing drugs with smart phones? Neil DeGrasse Tyson leggings! 6 quick tips to help your computer run faster. Well this is scary: A woman’s headphones caught on fire...

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The new SciMoji women of science emoji: Because the past is female, too.

If you caught that awesome GE commercial that ran during the Oscars, asking, what if female scientists were treated like rock stars? then no surprise that they’re extending the campaign in a very 2017 way: With a SciMoji women of science emoji sticker pack. Install the app from the App Store, and you can respond to WHERE R U with a photo of astronaut Joan Higgenbotham suiting up. Having a good day? Text a sticker that reads I’m as positive as a proton!  Or kick off a hot sexting session with your geeky sweetheart, using the sticker of carbon scientist Millie Dresselhaus that declares, we have...

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The Women of NASA LEGO set is coming! #Shero!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for right now on the community site and now… (drumroll) at long last, the company has approved production of the community-generated The Women of NASA LEGO set! Related: The one scene in Hidden Figures all parents should be talking about Just announced today for production later in the year, the set was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) who is perhaps deserving of her own LEGO minifig likeness one day. For now, I’m just excited to look...

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These rad prints celebrate badass women in STEM through art. Yeah, we said badass.

We are pretty freaking thrilled that women in STEM are getting much-deserved attention finally, from fantastic story books to card games, and yes, amazing Oscar-nominated movies. Now add these amazing art prints for a cause to the ever-growing list. Related: The ultimate girls in STEM book of kickbutt women in science Beyond Curie is a series of art prints by former neuroscientist now designer Amanda Phingbodhipack featuring 16 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology, as well as 16 other amazing women in STEM you might not know. Through these pieces, Phingbodhipack hopes to give...

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