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That's Why

December 1, 2021

Why does an airplane fly? Because. . . A. it doesn’t like to walk. B. it’s lifted by fast-moving air. C. heat from the Earth lifts it up. The answer is B. When an engine pulls a plane forward,…

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2020

December 28, 2020

Each year, TIME for Kids picks the coolest and most helpful new inventions. Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, 15, is an inventor. This year, we let her take the lead. Gitanjali selected these items from TIME’s list of the…

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Technology

Soap Challenge

April 23, 2020

Handwashing just got competitive. Jennifer George has issued a challenge: Find a creative way to drop a bar of soap into someone’s hand. The catch? Participants must do so in 10 to 20 steps by creating their own Rube Goldberg…

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Science

Moving Mountains

January 9, 2020

What do you imagine when you hear the word inventor? Many people picture Thomas Edison holding a lightbulb, or Alexander Graham Bell talking on the first telephone. But not all inventors are in our history books. New inventions are being…

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2019

January 3, 2020

Every year, TIME magazine names the year’s best inventions. This year, the list includes robotic hands, recyclable footwear—what will they think of next? Inventors are always at work, dreaming up new technologies. Some inventions help us solve problems. Others make…

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Health

Meet Stevie

November 27, 2019

It’s karaoke-rehearsal time at the Knollwood military retirement community, in Washington, D.C. Phil Soriano, 86, has hosted singalongs since 2016. Today, he’ll share host duties with a special guest, one who has been at Knollwood for the past six weeks:…

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Environment

Tech for Trees

October 17, 2019

In 2012, Topher White visited a wildlife sanctuary in Indonesia. He and his fellow volunteers were hiking through the rain forest when they came across a man cutting down a huge tree. They were watching illegal logging in action.…

Technology

Car in the Sky

May 30, 2019

An electric flying vehicle called Skai (pronounced “sky”) was unveiled yesterday near Los Angeles, California. Skai is made by Alaka’i Technologies. The vehicle has six rotors on top. Inside, there are seats for five passengers. To many people, Skai looks…

Health

Ready for Class!

February 21, 2019

When Makayla Nunn was 8, she was diagnosed with a rare illness called chronic fatigue syndrome. People with this condition are regularly overcome by extreme tiredness. The feeling doesn’t go away when they sleep or rest. Makayla lives in the…

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Best Inventions of 2018

January 4, 2019

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

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