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Best Inventions of 2018

January 4, 2019

Each year, TIME magazine picks the best of the year’s inventions that will change how we live, work, and play. Here, TFK highlights 12 that we think will make the world better. Some help people overcome obstacles. Others help protect…

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Robots at Work

November 30, 2018

When he was a kid, Alex Vardakostas helped out in his parents’ restaurant. “As soon as standing on top of a milk crate made me tall enough to reach the counter, I was making sodas for customers,” he told TIME…

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2018 Holiday Toy Guide

November 30, 2018

What’s on your wish list this holiday season? Stores across the country are packed with fun toys and games. TFK editors picked 13 of the season’s top toys to help you narrow it down. The World in a Box …

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Knitting Hearts

March 5, 2018

Bolivia is a poor country in South America. It is not considered a leader in medicine. But a doctor is changing that. Dr. Franz Freudenthal is a heart doctor. He is also an inventor. One of his creations helps his…

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Best Inventions of 2017

January 8, 2018

Inventions have the power to change our world for the better. Some are designed for work. Some are just for fun. Others help people and the planet. Every year, TIME magazine selects 25 of its favorite inventions to share with…

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Build It!

December 9, 2017

Amy Mainzer works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is the science consultant on a space-themed STEM TV show on PBS KIDS called Ready Jet Go! She created this activity for TIME for Kids. Our world is full of machines.…

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Google Searches for Its Voice

November 13, 2017

A group of writers is huddled around a whiteboard. It’s August, but the team is trying to figure out what users might ask Google Assistant on Halloween. The board is covered with scrawled ideas. One stands out. “People did not…

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Robot Lessons

November 6, 2017

Henny Admoni is a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a big goal. “My dream is to have a robot that can act as a practice partner for kids,” she told TIME for Kids. That…

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Emoji Evolution

October 23, 2017

Do you speak emoji? If you use a smartphone, the answer is probably yes. Emoji is a visual language. It can express ideas and feelings. Are you hungry? Let friends know by sending images of food, like tacos or pizza.…

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Virtual Learning

September 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space, diving deep under the sea, and traveling the world. With virtual reality (VR), students don’t need to imagine it. They can experience it without leaving their classroom. Google is creating VR for students. It launched Google…

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