Another week, another round of Editor’s Picks. This week my favorite reads from the Internet include the science behind the Lexus hoverboard, a STEM-themed summer camp for girls and a story on what it’s like to meet Elon Musk.
The Internet greeted the debut of the Lexus Hoverboard with a childlike eagerness.
Once everyone seemed to decide that it actually might (maybe) work, the question then quickly became: How? Well, this week Lexus released a video that explains how the hoverboard hovers, and the answer doesn’t disappoint.
I can’t even tell you how much of my week is spent reading about or Googling what Elon Musk (or one of his startups) is up to. This is a small piece about Alexander Zhang’s, the Managing Director of LavaLab, take on the man himself. His answers are surprisingly detailed and offer a keen insight on what it’s like to spend an evening with Elon Musk. Give this quick read an once-over if you’re also intrigued about what makes the billionaire genius tick.
This article profiles a STEM-focused summer camp for 7th grade girls called QCamp. Although the fun-and-engineering-filled summer camp runs for just two weeks, all the participants are actually involved in a long-term, multi-year study designed to track these girls throughout their middle school careers and, perhaps, beyond.
The study’s goal is to better comprehend whether something, such as a summer camp, is enough encouragement to motivate young girls to stay involved in STEM. It’s an intriguing idea for a camp, and a great read.
What were your favorite Internet reads this week? Comment below or tweet me @MNetAbbey.