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Best Inventions of 2020

January 8, 2021

Inventions have the power to help people. They can improve the way we work, play, and live. Each year, TIME for Kids picks the best new inventions. This year, we let Gitanjali Rao take the lead. Gitanjali, 15, is an…

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Animals

Speak, Fido!

October 16, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family. A strange dog comes up to you. It nudges you with its snout. It barks at you. You’re confused. But there’s something you don’t know: This dog has special training.…

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Engineering

New Heights

April 17, 2020

Elevators can feel like magic. Step inside. Select your floor. Poof! The elevator quickly takes you where you want to go. But an elevator doesn’t run on magic. It’s a machine. And it’s made up of several smaller machines.…

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Engineering

High-Rise Rides

April 17, 2020

The world is full of incredible elevators. Here are a few of TFK’s favorites. Would you like to ride in any of these? The world’s fastest elevator is in Shanghai Tower, in China. This elevator can go 67 feet per…

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Fast Forward

February 28, 2020

A train shoots from a tunnel and zips over a bridge. It passes in a blur over the farmland below. Blink, and you could miss it. Japan is testing its new maglev bullet train. It’s the fastest train in the…

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Young Game Changers

Coding Heros

February 21, 2020

Students in Chicago Public Schools have created their own superheroes. These characters come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. To make the game, students first had to learn how to code. Then they used coding to animate…

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Robots at Work

September 6, 2019

Alex Vardakostas is the co-owner of a burger restaurant. It’s called Creator. But Vardakostas doesn’t flip burgers. Neither do his employees. At Creator, burgers are made by a robot. Vardakostas invented the machine. It grinds meat, cuts vegetables, and…

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Inventions

Ready For Class

September 6, 2019

AV1 is a classroom robot. It was built to help students who are sick. The robot takes a student’s place in class. Users control it with a smartphone. Makayla Nunn is a student in the United Kingdom. She uses…

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Charging Ahead

August 30, 2019

Do you ride the bus to school? Most school buses run on diesel gas. It’s bad for the environment. It pollutes the air. It may also cause or worsen health problems. Some people want to switch to ELECTRIC BUSES. These…

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Engineering Our World

April 12, 2019

Have you traveled on a road? Have you sipped water from a fountain? You can thank a civil engineer. Engineers design and create things. Civil engineers create on systems that help our towns and cities run. They work on things…

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