Parrot Uses Alexa

Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out.  A parrot has been caught ordering strawberries, a watermelon and even a water boiler through his foster owner’s electronic personal assistant. Rocco, an African Grey, requested the items through an Alexa device while his minder was out of the home. Luckily, due to a parental lock, none of his attempted purchases went through. Rocco, who lives with Marion Wischnewski…

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Valley Days

Valley Days Saturday You will find us in the Park east of the open ball field where the fireworks will launch Saturday night, south of the tennis court, under the old maple tree. Look for our trademark family Picnic meal spread and the feather flags. ‘We will bring out the Design, Build and Launch model compressed air rockets made from common school supplies, but COOL and FUN! Check out the…

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Amish Uber

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Amish Uber An Amish Dad in Michigan has decided to join the rideshare economy, with his horse and buggy. According to WWMT, Tim Hochstedler has started offering taxi rides around his hometown of Colon in his horse-drawn carriage, which he has dubbed the “Amish Uber.” Horse and Buggy Rides are only $5, so this is way cheaper than most Uber rides, but there is a…

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NESciFest Earth Day Celebration

NESciFest Earth Day Celebration Who: ALL Are Welcome! Invitation  What: Free Academy Science Presentation  AcademyScience will present FREE indoor STEM related activities:  Autonomous Robots Demonstration  Computer Programming Demonstration  Game Pad controlled Robots  Four Force of Flight  Simple Model Airplane Building  Simple Model Rocket Building  Model Rocket Launch, weather and staff permitting.  Lunch and Snacks available while supplies last, Free Will Offering.  When: Saturday afternoon April 22 between hours 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Where:…

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CEENBoT Showcase

CEENBoT Showcase CEENBoT Showcase – FLL State Tournament AcademyScience enjoys observing, supporting and participating in Robotics STEM Science Technology Engineering Mathematics! Our team can not wait to demonstrate to the community what we learn in preparing for competition! We look forward to meeting, greeting and exchanging ideas with you! If you are unable to visit us, let our leaders know and we may be able to visit you.

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Stress Relieving Dog

Sharing Your Life With a Dog Can Reduce Stress Pets Help to Reduce Anxiety and Aid with Recovery Humans have incredibly tough schedules, with long work hours, not enough sleep, and the growing responsibilities of every day life. There are estimates that one in every four among us has some form of mental disorder – primarily stress, and depression.   Not many take it as a sign of mental disorder,…

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Therapy Dogs Motivation

Can Therapy Dogs Assist in Motivating Children on the Autism Spectrum? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most widely and deeply researched topics in child development as researchers constantly look for answers into not only its cause but the best way to treat the problematic symptoms of the disorder once diagnosed. Effects of the various types of ASD include deficits in social communication and interaction, repetitive or restricted…

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Cancer Detecting Dogs

Meet The Cancer-Detecting Dogs Saving Lives One Sniff At A Time In a small village outside of Milton Keynes, dogs of all ages and breeds are trained to sniff out cancer from thousands of samples, in a routine that will one day save lives. At Medical Detection Dogs’ HQ, a major trial is underway where pets are taught to sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples provided by a local…

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OFD Dog

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Omaha Fire Department will be announcing their newest addition on Wednesday morning: An arson dog named Alley. Alley is coming to the department thanks to a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Arson Dog Program. The grant has covered the costs of acquiring Alley, and all associated training and travel expenses.   “This dog is not designed and not trained to go after people. It’s just designed…

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