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Student-designed Robots Take on March Madness
2012-03-16 03:17:20

Sixty-six national and international high school teams will take their robots to the courts this weekend to compete in the 21st season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. This year's theme is "Rebound Rumble." Students, teachers and fans will gather at the Long Beach Arena on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 to watch the robots in action. Preliminary matches are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, March...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 38 Studios today announced that it has made two appointments to its executive team based at the company's Providence, RI headquarters. John Blakely has joined the company as senior vice-president of development and Mark Hansen takes the role of senior vice-president of operations & business. Prior to joining 38 Studios, John was general manager of Zynga Austin. He also previously served as vice-president of development at Sony...

LEGO Space Shuttle Takes Trip To Space Aboard Balloon
2012-03-07 05:20:47

A LEGO model of a NASA space shuttle was recently launched into space via a helium balloon by a German space shuttle fan. YouTube user Raul Oaida said he and Steve Sammartino used a helium balloon bigger than a human being to carry a GoPro camera, GPS system and the Space Shuttle to an altitude of 21.7 miles. The mission took two-and-a-half hours to complete, traveling above clouds and into the stratosphere. He and Sammartino launched the LEGO model of the space shuttle from central...

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS Model In Space
2012-02-27 14:33:59

Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa recently built a LEGO model of the International Space Station while aboard the orbiting laboratory. CollectSPACE.com reported that the astronaut built the two-foot-long model of ISS in just a couple of hours. "It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station," Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com. He said building the LEGO model in space was similar to how the 200...

2012-02-13 08:03:00

BILLUND, Denmark, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced renewal of the Star Wars(TM) licensing deal that, 12 years ago, transformed a construction toy theme into a global entertainment property with strong cross-generational, multi-platform appeal. Fans can look forward to LEGO® Star Wars product and content development for the next 10 years, according to the terms of the deal. The LEGO Group first acquired the rights to manufacture...

2012-02-02 08:00:00

ENFIELD, Conn., February 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGO Children's Fund and LEGO Systems, Inc. announced today that they will partner with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all kids with cancer. Together, the groups will seek to drive record participation in National Lemonade Days, the Foundation's national fundraising weekend, June 8-10, 2012. LEGO Systems will build the world's...

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2012-01-27 10:48:27

Two weeks ago, teenagers Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, attached a Lego figurine replete with maple leaf flag to a helium balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air. The journey was filmed using four cameras and showed the Lego astronaut in the reaches of space. The entire trip cost around $400 in total. A GPS receiver was attached to a styrofoam box carrying the cameras, balloon and Lego-naut. The students launched the professionally made weather balloon and watched as it...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 22 FIRST Robotics/FIRST Lego League teams from Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Virginia receive grants of up to $6,625 The Chrysler Foundation's support of FIRST robotics program and teams tops $1.7 million and spans 16 years Announcement reaffirms The Chrysler Foundation's commitment to training the work force of tomorrow The Chrysler Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2011-2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of...

Google To Sponsor Science Fair With Submissions Accepted In 13 Languages
2012-01-13 06:11:59

Google is accepting submissions for its 2012 international science fair. Last year, which was the first year of the science fair, they had over 7,500 entries from over 90 countries. Contestants were limited to offering projects written in English only. This year,  they have opened up their submissions to be written in one of 13 languages, making the competition more global. Eligible contestants need to be between 13 and 18 years of age and can include teams of up to three...

2011-12-31 23:00:00

North American Seminars, a national provider of continuing education for physical therapists and occupational therapists, sponsors local children in FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 “I´ll never use math”, is a common statement by young students. Getting students excited about math and science takes real world involvement. LEGO® Mindstorm® gives kids a chance use to apply math and science skills to the real...