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08Feb 17
The “Shooting Stars” Of Super Bowl Halftime Show

The “Shooting Stars” of Super Bowl halftime show

The sky lit up with stars as Lady Gaga performed during Super Bowl LI’s halftime show. But these stars were created by a group of 300 drones. The drones are part of Intel’s Shooting Star squad. They worked together to make patterns of flashing lights. One master computer controls the movement of every drone in the squad. Right now, the drones can put on an impressive…

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Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes shines a spotlight on underrepresented voices throughout history. Featuring racial minorities and other marginalized contributors who are routinely left out of history books, this biography series examines the work of professionals throughout US history and in the fields of science, technology, and social justice.

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The Coding Club

Meet the Coding Club of Wheatley Middle School! Super-smart Marco Martinez loves creating new gadgets and writing up code to go with them. Spirited video game programmer Ava Rhodes can’t wait to make her own game. And trickster Grady Hopkins is filling his first website with all his favorite jokes. When mysteries abound at Wheatley Middle School, can these three coders use their skills to crack the case and build a friendship at the same time?