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A New Web World Issue Date: 07-03-2011

Cool Spots imageGet an out-of-this-world crash course in online behavior at Webonauts Internet Academy, http://pbskids.org/webonauts. Begin the game by choosing a uniform and then customizing it with your favorite color. Pay close attention to your instructor. You will need to take good notes if you want to get through training and journey to Bambu. From tasting the Bamdudes cookies to choosing the perfect helmet for your mission, this site will challenge you while giving you a good time. Now, report to Mission Central for an unforgettable adventure.

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Time Crunch Issue Date: 03-06-2011

Cool Spots imageExplore the history of time in the U.S. at the National Museum of American Historyís On Time, http://americanhistory.si.edu/ontime. Choose a section of the timeline to browse through important inventions and events that established the importance of time. For over 100 years, Americans were very aware of time but measured it in different ways. From 1880-1920, the clock began to help regulate lives. Once we could tell time accurately, we began to synchronize watches and clocks all over the world. Now we work on saving time and using it as efficiently as possible.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/ontime
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Going Places Issue Date: 02-21-2010

Cool Spots imageExplore different methods of travel at Transport Explorer, www.mylearning
.org/interactive.asp?journeyid=504&resourceid=1411
. Venture into this virtual town to learn all you can about how goods and people get from one place to another. Click on the mode of transport that interests you the most, such as cars, trains, bikes or boats, to begin. Did you know that there are many different terms for the parts of a boat or that the key to your car causes electrical sparks once itís in the ignition? One thing is for sure, this site will make travel a lot more exciting in the future.

Visit: www.mylearning.org/interactive.asp?journeyid=504&resourceid=1411
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The Mechanical Man Issue Date: 01-31-2010

Cool Spots imageDo you think that an object can be cursed? Whether you are superstitious or not, The History of Science and Technology's Curse of the Automaton, www.fi.edu/learn/sci-tech, will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Maillardet Automaton's past is a tragic one, from a fire to years of collecting dust because no one knew of his abilities. See this robot repaired and in action as his series of drawings tells the story of his life. When you consider how old this colorful guy is, you will be amazed!

Visit: www.fi.edu/learn/sci-tech
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Do the Robot Issue Date: 11-22-2009

Cool Spots imageDue to their human qualities, it is hard not to notice a robot! The National Science Report, www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/robotics, invites you to explore robotics and see what scientists have in store for the future. Right now, the quest for "high intelligence" continues, and many bots are quite advanced. See what robots are waiting to offer helping hands, such as the nursebot, who helps the elderly in their homes. Then visit Where No Human Can Go to meet robots who can live and work in hazardous conditions.

Visit: www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/robotics
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