Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Day in the life of a NYC cab
A Day in the Life
NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life. This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours. Begin. A Special Thanks goes out to Mapbox for generously sponsoring this project to cover …
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Anya Groner: The Heart You Save Won’t Be Your Own
Working at an outreach center puts a young idealist on the road to apathy.
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The World’s Largest Plane Was Just In Minneapolis And Is Ginormous
The Antonov 225 Mriya, or AN225, is the largest plane in the world. The six-engined behemoth was originally built for the purpose of carrying the Soviet space shuttle, the Buran. This week, it spent a couple of days in Minneapolis, and it drew a big crowd of avgeeks Wednesday night as it departed.
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Elon Musk’s Patent Decision Reflects Three Strategic Truths
The first is that industries are increasingly irrelevant.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply
One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
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Why Does This Bike Cost $10,000?
When it hits the road in the year’s Tour de France, starting July 5, the Cervelo Rca Project California will be the lightest, most aerodynamic bicycle in the race’s history.
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No crankshaft, no problem: Toyota’s free piston engine is brilliant
Range-extending gas engines have a big problem: they’re engineered to rotate wheels, not provide electricity. The Free Piston Engine Linear Generator cuts out the middleman for a huge efficiency boost.
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Google’s Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later | Business | WIRED
Earlier this month, Mike Cassidy, a project director at Google’s high-risk research division X, woke before dawn in the Northwest Brazilian state of Piauí. It was already warm and humid. He drove for an hour to a clearing in a rural area and helped his team launch several high-altitude balloons with a payload of Internet…
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