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Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book Spotlight & Giveaway!

 Pediatrician Dr. Erica Rosen faces seemingly insurmountable odds when her clinic work brings her face to face with evil conspiracies endangering countless people… By Deven Greene Dr. Erica Rosen is perplexed when she sees a young Chinese girl with blue eyes in her San Francisco pediatrics clinic. The girl’s mother, Ting, is secretive, and Erica suspects she has entered the country illegally. Later, Erica encounters Ting’s son and discovers he has an unusual mutation. Erica learns that Ting’s children underwent embryonic stem cell gene editing as part of a secret Chinese government-run program. The Chinese government wants to murder Ting’s son to prevent others from learning about his unusual mutation and the secret gene-editing program. At Ting’s urging, Erica heads to...

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A Handful of Resources for Computer Science Education Week

This week is Computer Science Education Week. I've long thought that every student should have some experience with computer science. After all, computer science is what powers so much of what kids do in their daily lives today. I was introduced to some computer science concepts when I was in elementary school in the 1980's through the use of Logo and that experience is still beneficial to me today. If you would like to have your students get a little computer science experience this week, here are some good resources for you.  MIT App Inventor The MIT App Inventor is a free app development tool that I've used with students and teachers for over a decade now. It's a great tool to use...

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We, Robots! (Part 6): Tin-Types

The advent of the 1960’s saw little change in the concept, powers, or design of robots, who, for the most part, followed in the troth of the wheels of those who had rolled before them. However, there were some exceptions. One of our entries discussed below would be among the first to designate humanoid robots as gender-specific – coming up with designs for a robot who is definitely female (though you’d never guess it from the brawny power she packs). Another innovation was to create a robot so life-like, it can mingle with humans undetected. Notably, within two years after this idea would appear in animated form, it would be mirrored in a short-lived but memorable CBS sitcom starring Robert...

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Home Designing Holiday Gift Guide 2022

It’s that wonderful time of the year again – time to comb through your lists, checking them twice, making sure that everybody gets the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for impressive pieces to spoil your loved ones or just need a few thoughtful stocking-stuffers to delight coworkers and friends, this guide has something for everyone in your life. This holiday gift guide includes failproof crowd-pleasers, thoughtful selections for recipients who have it all, and unique selections sure to become the talk of any gathering. Get into the spirit of giving with 51 holiday gift ideas to help you get started! $15BUY ITVan Gogh Paint by Numbers Gift Kit: This unique kit offers a grown-up take on the...

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Who turned out the lights?

Should I or shouldn't I? That's the big question right now about my phone. After our Monday sewing, I went to the mall to chat again with the Bell folks. I could get a new phone, but the S21 is obsolete, so that's not an option. This means I'd have to go with the S22, which requires a new case. Why? Because someone is going to make more money that way! The guy in the store even said so! That is very wasteful as my phone case is perfectly useful, but who will want it? They recommended I check in with a phone repair shop in the mall. So I did, and they cleaned my microphone, although they said it looked...

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