U.S. coal production fell in 2016, driving levels to their lowest since 1978, according to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). American coal miners produced 743 million short tons of coal in 2016, a 17 percent drop from 2015, according to EIA. Coal production in the U.S. has now fallen every year since hitting a record high in 2008.
While automation in the classroom started with automated lights, it is now expanding to automating tasks with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. While some technophobes may paint a picture of robots replacing teachers in the near future, nearly all technology experts agree that this is highly unlikely.
Here are eight inventions that have been described in Apple patent applications filed or patents granted in the past year. (On average, it takes about 25 months, or just over two years, for a patent to be approved.) One day they may become as much a part of the iPhone legacy as the touchscreen. Or maybe not.
Online education's flexibility is ideal for those seeking a career change. For prospective online students, it's important to consider what employers think about job applicants who didn't earn a degree in a classroom setting.
A White House report has warned that Chinese industrial policies pose a real threat to the US semiconductor industry.
The argument against replacing the liberal-arts tradition with a narrow vocationalism is usually phrased in purely humanistic terms -- the importance of educating the whole person, the need for a broadly informed citizenry, and so on.
The Girl Scouts of America, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation, is doing its part to promote innovative thinking patterns among girls with the creation of the Intellectual Property (IP) Patch.
Math is hard, even for Facebook. And it’s getting harder to trust Facebook’s math, even as the social network fine-tunes its calculations.
It's no easy task finding young minds tackling the problem of energy. The capital-intensive industry tends to be dominated by grizzled veterans who know their way around an oil field. Of course energy goes far beyond traditional oil and gas, but it's still a tough industry to break into.