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Crazy Rhode Island School RFID’ing Students

In a move that shows a blatant disregard for civil liberties and personal freedoms, a Rhode Island school district will be testing out a program that monitor’s student movement via RFID chips in backpacks. Right now, 80 children are using the RFID-equipped backpacks. Buses will also receive GPS units. Parents and faculty will be able to login to a system ...

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Robofish Swim In A Robo School

We’ve seen robots of every variety. Chances are, if something is badass, there’s a robot-form of it. The Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Lab of the University of Washington have turned a dissociated group of robot fish into a communicative school of robot fish. Using low power, low frequency sonar, the fish are able to transfer information between one another while ...

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Reppo II Backpack Boombox Thumps Your Spine Into Bass Submission

Not for those with severe scoliosis, the Reppo II Backpack Boombox from designer Joonas Saaranen packs in a pair of full-range speakers and an amplifier for jamming to tunes as you stroll around campus, as well as providing everyone around you with a bass-induced migraine. Needs more sub-woofer (and cowbell). So far, Saaranen has gotten as far as creating a ...

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Topsy-Turvy School Bus Turns Child’s Life Inside Out

I don’t know about you, but if I was still in elementary school, and one day a bus like this came to pick me up, I would flip the fuck out! The Topsy-Turvy Bus defies the laws of reality by offering a mirror image of itself, on top of….itself. At least if this bus were to flip over in an ...

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M11 Copyboard has students on their knees

Any student would love you if you told them that they wouldn’t have to take notes from the board anymore because the board would just print out what their teacher wrote down. Notes are a pain, and the M-11 Copyboard solves the problem of a white board’s contents being forever deleted when the eraser swipes it by converting what is ...

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