This Week in STEM: Time Travelers Remember Stephen Hawking (maybe)

This Week in STEM: Time Travelers Remember Stephen Hawking (maybe)

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from

 

When technology changes culture

“Alexa, how popular is your name?” Turns out Amazon’s home assistant has lost her popularity among new parents. We can’t be sure if this is because of Amazon’s Alexa, but we’re sure that calling your child and activating the home device at the same time might get a bit old after a while. 

Writing emails just got a little easier

Gmail users rejoice, an auto-complete feature is making its way to your inbox! We’re excited to see if it actually cuts down email time or if it causes as many frustrating and embarrassing problems as auto-correct on our phones. 

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking’s memorial service

The late Stephen Hawking was not just a brilliant physicist; he embraced everything weird and unusual about reality. His curiosity and desire to learn about reality extended even into his death, specifically for his memorial service. There are 1,000 seats open to the public for the service, and the registration form allows for a birth year up to December 31, 2038. Do you think there will be any time travelers in attendance?  

What’s floating around in space?

Have you ever wondered what is floating up in space? There are approximately 1,700 working spacecrafts orbiting Earth right now, but that doesn’t account for the hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk that the working pieces need to navigate through. Read the article linked above to learn more about space debris and why it matters. 

 

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