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WHY CODING IS A BIG DEAL
Google started Made with Code because increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that make technology happen.

If the community can inspire girls to see that code can help them pursue their passions, whatever they may be, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their voices to the field of technology for the benefit of us all.

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The+Potteries+Thinkbelt

The idea, was to use abandoned railways as a living classroom, that could move students and facilities to different towns as needed, when needed. Spaces could be easily altered to the will of the class or research. If it was rainy or to hot the whole school could be moved to a more indicative part of the city.

This was never truly implemented to the fullest sense; with cargo container classrooms and labs being placed where learning needed to be done. It did however, energize and start society to think about the idea of a mobile learning spaces and many of the current ideas of work and education telecommuting and having schools in all over the world to teach one degree.

Now architect and interior designers, are finally catching up to the needs of education and business. Creating an environment that is a transmogrification of space to best suit the people and type of work that the space is being used for.

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When Infinity Comes To Life

Cantoni & Crescenti’s interactive installations appear to be magical. Seemingly simple rooms, mirrors, and platforms shape shift and respond to viewers interactions.

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Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. In an informative talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

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They just Drone ON

Imagine what the U.S. Postal Service could do with drones…Meals on Wheels…Returning borrowed items…Pretty soon we will have to teach our children to Look left, then right, up then down, and left again before you cross the street.

What would you do with your own personal or work drone? Send the lunch, coat or school project to your child that was forgotten in the morning.

How can technology transform the human body?

TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect — she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.

Printing a human kidney | Anthony Atala

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.

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