We all remember learning cursive in elementary school. For hours on end, we would take painstaking care to scribe elegant, albeit mostly illegible, cursive form...
California's rocketry laws are some of the strictest in the U.S. But here in the quiet of NASA's Moffett Field, the hobby persists.
Several PhD students squeeze together in a dark room. The faces of the scientists, illuminated only by the soft glow of a confocal microscope, watch intently as the colored representations of dyed cells jump to life on a monitor. As the cells come into focus, the microscope technician and the observing graduate students launch into an exchange of complex biological jargon, drawing attention to the subtle discolorations and shapes revealed by this round of imaging. These scientists, advanced scholars coming from countries abroad to study at Stanford University, are leading cutting edge research. However, the cells they are analyzing are a product of local efforts: specifically those of Alex Lu, a senior at Palo Alto High School, who has helped to prepare the cell sample.
Only five percent of all high schools offer Advanced Placement Computer Science and, in 2010, only 14,517 students took the AP exam as opposed to the 194,784 students who took the AP BC Calculus exam. This lack of computer programming classes at schools disproportionately affects those with lower incomes who are unable to afford private programming classes and therefore have no opportunities to learn how to program computers while in high school.
The story of a man and his vehicles.
Downtown Palo Alto non-profit, Institute for the Future, researches modern trends to forecast and improve the future.
As drone technology expands, so does their potential to benefit every industry and community out there.