August 2022 Learn More Links

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Collection of the Learnmore links from all of the August 2022 stories, in one place.

The Shifting Sands

Sand Crisis

https://graphics.reuters.com/GLOBAL-ENVIRONMENT/SAND/ygdpzekyavw/

Sustainable Building

https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/building-green-2/?rl=en-710

Building Design Facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Building_design

Sustainability

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/sustainability/631786

Sand Shortage

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/sand-shortage-the-world-is-running-out-of-a-crucial-commodity.html

Global Sand Supply Shortage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev4il9tVV9U

Calculating Global Sand Demand

https://phys.org/news/2022-03-global-sand-demand-years-ways.html

Replacement of Sand in Concrete

https://gharpedia.com/blog/replacement-of-sand-in-concrete/

Alternatives to Using Sand in Construction

https://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/infographic-finding-alternatives-to-using-sand-in-construction/

Alternatives to Sandbox Sand

https://ownplayground.com/what-can-you-use-instead-of-sand-in-a-sandbox/

7 Alternatives to Sandbox Sand

https://sunshineandplay.com/7-sandbox-alternatives-for-sand/

Using Plastic Waste to Solve Sand Shortage

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57832425

Managing Sand

https://www.science.org/content/article/world-needs-get-serious-about-managing-sand-says-un-report

The World is Built on Sand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2_PADr0jAA

The Messy Business of Sand Mining

https://graphics.reuters.com/GLOBAL-ENVIRONMENT/SAND/ygdpzekyavw/

22 Uses of Sand

https://civiltoday.com/civil-engineering-materials/sand/266-uses-of-sand

How Sand is Made

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-3/Sand.html

Pet Tech Goes Off-Leash

Instructables IoT feeder

https://www.instructables.com/IoT-Pet-Feeder/

Migo smart collar

https://www.yankodesign.com/2021/08/13/these-iot-pet-devices-uses-smart-technology-to-allow-owners-to-interact-with-their-dogs-while-away-from-home/

Smartpaw litterbox

https://www.sgsmartpaw.com/products/petree-automatic-cat-litter-box-gen-2-wifi-model

Smartpaw robot

https://www.sgsmartpaw.com/products/skymee-owl-robot-camera-treats-dispenser

Five IoT products for pets

https://welink.com/2021/08/20/5-iot-devices-that-make-pet-care-a-breeze/

IoT Pet Tech Solutions

https://www.cogniteq.com/blog/iot-pet-tech-solutions-future-smart-technologies-pets

Pet IoT

https://master.org.br/en/news/pet-iot-2/

IoT Tech for Pets

https://imaginovation.net/blog/iot-tech-for-pets/

IoT Wearables Keep Pets Safe

https://www.softeq.com/blog/iot-wearables-keep-pets-healthy-happy-and-safe-why-and-how

IoT Products for Puppies

https://www.iotforall.com/iot-products-for-puppies

Making Dogs More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

https://news.rakwireless.com/iot-making-the-dog-more-than-just-mans-best-friend/

The Internet of Things vs. Cats

https://dashkitten.com/internet-things-cats-connectivity/

Fun Automatic Pet Feeder Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcY138t3OU

Face It: We Love Our Emoji

The Softbank Emoji

https://emojitimeline.com/the-real-original-emojis/

History of DoCoMo

https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-origin-of-the-word-emoji/

Who invented Emoji

https://kids.tpl.ca/wonders/573

A Brief History of Emoji

https://www.bustle.com/articles/152580-where-did-emoji-come-from-heres-a-brief-history-of-everyones-favorite-pictograms-video

Origin of the Word Emoji

https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-origin-of-the-word-emoji/

The Invention of Emojis

https://www.hackreactor.com/blog/the-invention-of-emojis-a-brief-history

The Man Who Invented Emojis

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/emoji-shigetaka-kurita-standards-manual/index.html

How Many Emojis Are There?

https://www.webnots.com/how-many-emojis-are-there-in-total/

New Emojis

https://blog.emojipedia.org/ios-15-4-emoji-changelog/

Now Wait a Second!

Using Quasars to Measure the Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Bl8cjNg-Y

Leap Seconds 101

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=leap+second+national+geographic#kpvalbx=_YU4iYt6wJOqQggfzw4m4Aw17

No leap second for December 31, 2021

https://earthsky.org/human-world/leap-second-june-30-december-31-why-need-controversy/

Leap Seconds

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second

What is a Leap Second?

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/leapseconds.html

Why Do We Need a Leap Second?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_KidUQpeKo

The Future of Leap Seconds

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/leap-seconds-future.html

Negative Leap Second

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/negative-leap-second.html

How Do We Measure Time?

https://www.nist.gov/how-do-you-measure-it/how-do-we-measure-time

How Measuring Time Shaped History

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-measuring-time-shaped-history/

Measurement of Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTeIi-R_eTI

Physics of Time

https://www.exactlywhatistime.com/physics-of-time/

Bill Nye – Measuring Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5fTugaLjyw
Scientists Redefine How We Measure Time

https://thenextweb.com/news/why-scientists-are-trying-to-redefine-how-we-measure-time-syndication

IERS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Earth_Rotation_and_Reference_Systems_Service

Living and Learning with Moxie

Meet Moxie

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/world/moxie-robot-hnk-spc-intl/index.html

Rethinking Social Development with Moxie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dd_r-aqecw

Embodied Moxie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YRNjclHTHg

Real Stories about Moxie

https://embodied.com/blogs/real-stories?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8O-VBhCpARIsACMvVLMKMglqsFx75NabqWIDHefcdQvKTUrs08ZNqjrvwp07voU-59-hEwQaAsrDEALw_wcB

Moxie Launch

https://sada.com/insights/customer-story/sada-and-google-cloud-support-embodied-in-revolutionizing-child-development-with-the-launch-of-moxie/

VR is the Best Medicine

NASA and VIEW

https://www.nasa.gov/ames/spinoff/new_continent_of_ideas/

History of VR

https://www.fi.edu/virtual-reality/history-of-virtual-reality

VR and Vaccines

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-covid-vaccine-clinics-kids-1.6281533

The Oxford Medical Simulation

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/mar/16/it-reduces-surgical-error-can-vr-train-better-doctors

Virtual Reality in Medicine

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/virtual-reality-medicine

Five Ways VR is Changing Healthcare

https://medicalfuturist.com/5-ways-medical-vr-is-changing-healthcare/

VR and the Future of Healthcare

https://www.cedars-sinai.org/blog/virtual-reality-future-healthcare.html

VR Making Medical Care Less Scary for Kids

https://leaps.org/virtual-reality-is-making-medical-care-for-kids-less-scary-and-painful/particle-1

VR Explained for Kids

https://blog.cospaces.io/virtual-reality-explained-for-kids-118ab3c5cf9

Boston Children’s Hospital Uses VR

https://patientexperience.wbresearch.com/blog/boston-children-hospital-vr-strategy-for-kids

Applications of VR in Medicine

https://www.news-medical.net/health/Applications-of-Virtual-Reality-in-Medicine.aspx

How Will VR Change the Future of Medicine?

https://www.docwirenews.com/how-vr-will-change-the-future-of-medicine/

VR Gives Kids Power to Dream

https://www.madebyeden.com/insights/how-vr-breaks-confinement-walls-healthcare-escapism

Own a Piece of the Internet

What is Neocities?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocities

Neocities

https://neocities.org

Yesterweb

https://yesterweb.org/

Yesterweb Webring

https://yesterweb.org/webring/

Blissnet

https://blissnet.neocities.org/

Neocities: Social Media Alternative

https://www.polygon.com/23024357/neocities-social-media-alternative

Talking Neocities with Founder Kyle Drake

https://www.hostingadvice.com/blog/neocities-empowers-site-owners-to-showcase-their-creativity-online/

Build a Neocities website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoO6rg45mQs

A New Weapon in the Marine Trash War

Satellites Site Coastal Plastic Waste

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220202111841.htm

Satellites Identify Plastic Marine Debris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgZmCZd2xRc

Detecting Plastics in Coastal Waters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylT4J6wCctQ

Marine Plastic from Orbit

https://www.planet.com/pulse/all-eyes-on-marine-plastic/

Satellites Spot Coastal Plastic Waste

https://www.planet.com/pulse/all-eyes-on-marine-plastic/

Satellites Connect Scientists with Ocean Life

https://www.noaa.gov/stories/3-ways-satellites-connect-scientists-with-ocean-life

Scientists Use NASA Satellite to Track Ocean Waste

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/esnt2021/scientists-use-nasa-satellite-data-to-track-ocean-microplastics-from-space

What is Marine Debris?

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/marinedebris.html

Marine Plastic Pollution

https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/marine-plastic-pollution

Learn About Aquatic Trash

https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters/learn-about-aquatic-trash

Trash Talk About Marine Debris

https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/videos/trash-talk-what-marine-debris

Marine Debris Impacts

https://www.doi.gov/ocl/marine-debris-impacts

Ocean Pollution Threat to Human Health

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/geh_newsletter/2021/2/articles/new_study_finds_ocean_pollution_a_threat_to_human_health.cfm

Impact of Marine Debris

https://whyy.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/noaa-interactive-15/marine-debris-impacts-ocean-today/

Seven Solutions to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

https://www.oceanicsociety.org/resources/7-ways-to-reduce-ocean-plastic-pollution-today/

Ten Scientific Solutions to Plastic Pollution

https://earth.org/scientific-solutions-to-plastic-pollution/

Kevlar: It’s Everywhere!

Kevlar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevlar

How does Kevlar work?

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/kevlar.html

Why are Kevlar Vests Bulletproof

https://www.scienceabc.com/innovation/what-is-kevlar-material-clothing-why-kevlar-armor-vests-bulletproof.html

What is Kevlar and What are the Benefits

https://smicomposites.com/kevlar-101-what-is-it-and-what-are-the-benefits/

60 Kevlar Facts for Kids

https://www.factsjustforkids.com/engineering-facts/kevlar-facts-for-kids/

Kevlar

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Kevlar

What Makes Kevlar So Strong?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-makes-kevlar-so-stro/

Kevlar products

https://www.dupont.com/fabrics-fibers-and-nonwovens/consumer-products.html

Body Armor Made from Spider Silk

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-tactical/body-armor-from-spider-silk/

Lab-made Spider Silk

https://www.futurity.org/lab-made-spider-silk-polymeric-amyloid-fiber-2602842/

Is Spider Silk the Next Bulletproof Material?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBVA_i4R1VY”

Stronger Than Steel, Tougher than Kevlar

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210720185821.htm

History of Body Armor

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-body-armor-and-bullet-proof-vests-1991337

Body Armor Materials

https://www.safeguardarmor.com/articles/body-armor-materials/

It’s Later than You Think

History and Science of Hourglasses

https://stuffkidslove.net/sand-timers-guide/

Hourglass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hourglass

Water Clock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_clock

Unix Time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

Gregorian Calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar

Hebrew Calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar

Islamic Calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar

French Republican Calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_calendar

Decimal Time in France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time#France

History of Timekeeping Devices

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_timekeeping_devices

Clocks

” target=”_blank”>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock

cURLing

What is cURL?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CURL

Everything Curl

https://everything.curl.dev/

How does Curl Relate to APIs?

https://developer.ibm.com/articles/what-is-curl-command/

Curl Command Exercise

https://linuxize.com/post/curl-command-examples/

Daniel Stenberg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Stenberg

Make a clock timer

How to make a clock timer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lV3qRXCpbc

Create a Countdown Clock and Stopwatch Timer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWb3xZG_YSI

Making a timer in Scratch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkaoRl2BcQ4

Let’s Make Some Random Noise

What is Perlin Noise?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perlin_noise

Perlin Noise

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming-natural-simulations/programming-noise/a/perlin-noise

Perlin Noise Facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Perlin_noise

Perlin Noise

http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Perlin_noise

Perlin Noise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perlin_noise

Ken Perlin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Perlin

A Chat with Professor Ken Perlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro2h-e02fIQ

Wardle’s Wordle World

Josh Wordle

https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/josh-wardle-wordle-gdc-2022

What is Wordle?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordle

What to know about Wordle

https://www.cnet.com/culture/internet/wordle-what-to-know-about-the-viral-word-game/

What is Wordle and How to Play It?

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/us/what-is-wordle-how-to-play-it-everything-about-the-world-famous-game/articleshow/91624394.cms?from=mdr

Meet Worldle Geography Game

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2022/02/14/meet-worldle-wordle-spinoff-for-geography-nerds/?sh=28e1e574599a

Best Games Like Wordle

https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/best-games-like-wordle/

What to Know About Wordle

https://www.today.com/popculture/popculture/wordle-know-popular-online-word-game-rcna11056

All About Quordle

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/us/all-about-quordle-and-how-is-it-different-from-the-world-famous-game-wordle/articleshow/91748389.cms?from=mdr

On-the-Dot Bot

Hook and simulate keyboard events on Windows and Linux

https://github.com/boppreh/keyboard

Linux 101: Introduction to sudo

https://www.linux.com/training-tutorials/linux-101-introduction-sudo/

Teach, Learn, and Make with Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/

Codecademy Introduction to Classes

https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python-3/lessons/data-types/exercises/class

Text-to-speech x-platform

https://pypi.org/project/pyttsx3/

What Happened to Schedule Bot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gzMCoku6ek

Gotta ‘Craft Them All!

Minecraft, MC Mods, Pixelmon

https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/pixelmon

Minecraft-Pixelmon Guide

https://codakid.com/minecraft-pixelmon/

Mod-Pixelmon

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mod.modpixelmon.pixelmon&hl=en_US&gl=US

How to Install Pixelmon mod

https://gamertweak.com/how-to-install-pixelmon-mod/

Capturing Creativity with Retro Game Design

Making Games with a Retro Aesthetic

https://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/articles/going-old-school-making-games-with-a-retro-aesthetic–gamedev-3567

Build Your Own Retro Game Machine

https://gizmodo.com/12-ways-to-build-your-own-retro-game-machine-1791770932

Raspberry Pi Based Retro Video Game

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-raspberry-pi-powered-retro-video-game-console

Best Tools to Make Games

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-tools-to-make-games

Video Game Design influence

https://99designs.com/blog/design-history-movements/video-game-design-influence/

Computing at School

Computing at school

https://kidscodecs.com/computing-at-school/

CAS website

https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/

Computing at School

https://www.subjectassociations.org.uk/member/computing-at-school-cas/

Also In The August 2022 Issue

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From bulletproof vests to stronger tires, Kevlar is a really versatile material!

Time to learn how humans have kept track of time over the centuries

Check out how programmers are competing to make an even simpler Wordle!

Your dreams of having a robotic friend may be closer than you think!

Leave your mark on the world wide web with your own website!

Discover the true origins of the great poop emoji!

Collection of the Learnmore links from all of the August 2022 stories, in one place.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology from August 2022.