Qualcomm engineers and career coaches help students learn how to program servos, make an LED light up and blink using Arduino, and share tools to help students identify their strengths, interests, and values so they can start thinking about their future in the world of work in the new Thinkabit Lab series.
Raising A Visually Impaired Child
Individuals with visual impairments and their family members discuss their lives in this series from Family Connect. Highlighted are the activities they participate in including singing, music lessons, theater, and sports. These short videos also promote the message of inclusion and treating everyone with respect.
Most computers are super high-tech machines with tiny parts, but they can also be huge, wooden, and mechanical. It's what they have in common that makes them computers. Part of the "Science Out Loud" series.
Do businesses operate with a sense of right and wrong? The truth is that most businesses are ethical. Indeed, the more ethical they are, the more they succeed because consumers often vote with their wallets, choosing to deal with those who create positive results in society. Scholar Johan Norberg visits Whole Foods where they ensure the principles of morality in the marketplace govern their decisions.
Financing college is a challenge many students face. Follow the stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry. No matter when their loans were taken, many borrowers find themselves in a paralyzing predicament of repaying two, three, or multiple times the original amount borrowed. Currently borrowers have no bankruptcy protection, no cap on fees and penalties, and no recourse to law after graduating from college. The consequences are dire for students who are unable to repay their loans.
Astronomers are beginning to locate thousands of planets that exist outside of the solar system. Scientists provide a behind-the-scenes look at the simple technique that astronomers are using to discover these curious new planets. Part of the "Science Out Loud" series.
The smartest people in the world have spent millions of dollars trying to develop high-tech robots. Even though technology has come a long way, these humanoid robots are nowhere close to having the "brain" and motor control of a human. Why is that? A MIT scientist explains the motor control processes in the human brain, and how cutting-edge research is trying to implement it in robots. Part of the "Science Out Loud" series.