The recent release of DC’s Aquaman inspired technology-savvy writers to ask a question — can we become Aquaman? See what technology advances have been made that just might bring us closer to the under-the-sea superhero. Another sea-level feat involves scientists, biologists, endangered Antillean manatees, and an algorithm to count them all. Also, step away from the ocean with us and see what a dead star looks like from the inside in a VR experience — it’s bound to make you supernova. Check out these articles and more on our TechNews4Kids resources website!

Technology That’s (Almost) Like Aquaman


(PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy)

(PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy)

There are so many things still left to explore in the ocean, and there are plenty of scientists, inventors, and more doing what they can to find out. What would you do if you could put on a fin shaped after a dolphin’s and swim faster than Michael Phelps? Or how about if we could use AI to communicate with marine life? See what’s the latest with under-water technologies here!

How Many Manatees it Takes to Get an Algorithm

(Scientific American)

Antillean manatee. Credit: Giovanni Grotto Alamy

Antillean manatee. Credit: Giovanni Grotto Alamy

Endangered Antillean manatees are the most difficult to account for. Mostly because they live in the murky waters of Costa Rica and Panama, biologists have noted. Luckily, there’s an algorithm for that. See what happens when biologists and computer scientists join forces to create a census that’s not only more efficient, but less harmful for the manatees in the Scientific American’s article!

Take a Peek Inside an Exploding Star

(The Harvard Gazette)

The Harvard Gazette

The Harvard Gazette

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like after the Death Star exploded in Star Wars, look no further. Thanks to virtual-reality, anyone can step into the inside of a dead star and see what happens after it explodes. Is it true that it contributes to the rest of the universe? Get an answer to all your supernova questions by reading all about it here!

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