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NASA to Teens: Game On!

Meteorites streak through the sky, dropping a mysterious dust. Adults fall unconscious worldwide. To rescue them, kids must gather dirt from Mars. Who says learning science and engineering can’t be fun? Not NASA engineers! They’ve teamed up with engineering students and gamers to create Falling Dust, a free, alternative-reality game that lets multiple players apply real-world skills to save humanity.

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Student Invents Cool No-Spill Cup

You don’t have to be an engineer to think like one and design things to help people. Just ask Lily Born. At age 9, she invented a no-spill cup for her grandfather, whose Parkinson’s disease make his hands tremble. Two years later, the Kangaroo Cup is now in production – and Lily, 11, was honored at the White House.

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Kittens vs. Combat Robot

What happens when a combat robot takes on a litter of kittens and one feisty cat?

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Leaf Blower

Where do inventors get their great ideas? For French entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière, inspiration for his tree-like wind turbine struck while he was sitting on a park bench, watching leaves flutter.

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What Does the Fox Say?

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If a tree falls in the forest… the National Park Service may have recorded it, along with howling wolves, thunder crackling, and other natural sounds. That includes man-made noise like chainsaws and cannon fire at Ft. McHenry!

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