LEGO Launches Robot-based Learning Kit; ‘That Dragon, Cancer’

Posted January 5th, 2016 at 11:27 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE - A child grabs LEGO bricks at a Kindergarten in Hanau, Germany, July 16, 2013. (Reuters)

FILE – A child grabs LEGO bricks at a Kindergarten in Hanau, Germany, July 16, 2013. (Reuters)

LEGO Education Launches New Robot-based Learning System

Forget the old way of learning. Kids today have more fun learning their sciences, and LEGO Education just jumped into the ring with a new kit it hopes will be added to school curricula. The kit includes a LEGO brick set, software and servos that will allow students to do science, engineering, technology and coding projects.

Ryan Green began working on That Dragon, Cancer in 2012 after his son, Joel, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. After months of torment, Green and co-designer Josh Larson put together a demo that lets players live the trauma by clicking various items in a hospital room to try and relieve Joel’s suffering. The game launches this month.

Top Themes on the Cybersecurity Horizon for 2016

Hackers wreaked havoc on the Web in 2015, violating the privacy of millions of people. Looking ahead, Internet security firm Zscaler offers a perspective on the kinds of threats that are likely to surface this year in cybersecurity.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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