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Want longer battery life on your phone?
“Good enough” computing could keep processors from working overtime, saving power. (via NOVA Next)
Approximate computing would allow chips to run at reduced power, stretching precious battery life on mobile devices.
December 21, 2013 at 2:00 am
Get an artistic taste of holiday traditions with original handmade art. From elaborate gingerbread houses to art glass ornaments and fanciful menorahs, see familiar and new winter celebrations with CRAFT IN AMERICA tonight @ 9/8c on PBS #PBSHoliday
Embrace familiar and new winter celebrations, part of our American experience with the handmade. New holiday special from CRAFT IN AMERICA premieres Friday, ...
December 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm
'Flipped' classroom story sparks debate on teaching style (via PBS NewsHour)
PBS NewsHour's American Graduate team recently visited Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit for a story on the concept of "flipped" classrooms. That's where students watch class lecture videos at home and do their "homework" the next day in the classroom with their teachers.
December 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm
From PBS Food: With Saving Mr. Banks in movie theaters today, Tori Avey shares the story of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Did you know there was a Mary Poppins cookbook?
P.L. Travers was a misconstrued author who wrote Mary Poppins. Get a Zodiac Cake recipe from the Mary Poppins in the Kitchen cookbook.
December 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
U.S. consumers have many protections but no guarantees against credit card fraud (from PBS NewsHour)
Retail giant Target announced that some 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised when shoppers swiped their cards in stores from late November to mid-December. Steve Surdu of Mandiant joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how hackers may have committed the data theft and how companies attempt to…
December 20, 2013 at 11:20 am
Q: What do the GLASS FROG and the GLASS ARMONICA have in common?
A: They're both in this video!
The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin on its stomach. You can see just about all of its inner organs, including its beating heart. The glass armonica, on the other hand, is one of the rarest and most exotic musical instruments, and it was invented by Benjamin Franklin. In this video, watch a glass frog and hear the song specially composed for it, as played on the glass armonica, by Michael Hearst (via PBS Digital Studios)
Q: What do the GLASS FROG and the GLASS ARMONICA have in common? A: They're both in this video! The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin o...
December 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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Enter The Webby Awards by Friday! #Webbys
New categories in Online Film & Video, Social and Mobile & Apps including a suite of Urban Innovation categories. Final Entry Deadline December 20, 2013. Enter now.
December 19, 2013 at 4:00 am
Friends and family won't be able to resist this easy-to-make rocky road fudge. Only four ingredients are needed! Get the recipe from PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers here:
Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe- This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare and is so easy to make with 4 simple ingredients: chocolate chips, condensed milk, almonds, and marshmallows!
December 19, 2013 at 2:00 am
This Day in History: on this day in 1957, the first civilian nuclear power plant in the U.S. went online. The Shippingport Atomic Power Station, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operated for 25 years before being dismantled. With the disasters at Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, building a new plant today is a harder sell than ever before.
Take a tour of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee, the only plant in America currently under construction.
Learn more about Nuclear Energy.
December 19, 2013 at 1:00 am
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Explore the history of American popular music with famed performer Michael Feinstein