STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend: September 23

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Between school, homework, practice and spending time with loved ones, it’s easy to miss out on the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. But don’t worry, Thinkery’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite STEAM discoveries from the previous week. It’s fuel for your weekend.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - HG Wells - Everett Collection
Photo credit: Everett Collection.

It’s always cool when someone’s dreams come true, right? But what about their predictions for a not-too-distant future?

Responsible for many of history’s most celebrated science fiction novels, H.G. Wells was born September 21, 1866. The internet had a field day for Wells 150th birthday on Wednesday, with several websites highlighting the standout storyteller’s eerily accurate visions for a futuristic world.

From email to genetic engineering to energy weapons, many of Wells’ predictions were right-on. He also got a few things wrong, too—as of September 23, 2016, we haven’t been invaded by Martians. Yet. Take a look at Smithsonian’s roundup of Wells’ most famous prophecies!

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Dinara Kasko
Photo credit: Dinara Kasko.

Do you know what that is? It’s not a sculpture, it’s a cake! A delicious, completely edible cake from Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko. Drawing inspiration from contemporary art and geometry, the talented chef relies on experimental techniques to achieve such a unique aesthetic. Click here to check out her delectable designs.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Fall

Fall is here! We’re kicking off the spookiest season of the year with five fall-themed facts from National Geographic Kids. And over here at Thinkery, we’re celebrating with a brand-new Baby Bloomers series! Join us this October for Fall on the Farm, where we’ll explore and experience all the fun that fall has to offer.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Flybrix
Photo credit: Flybrix.

Ever wanted to build your own drones using LEGO bricks? Well, now you can! Enter Flybrix, build-a-drone kits for kids ages 14 and up. Designed to be durable and withstand rocky flight tests, Flybrix are completely rebuildable and crash-friendly. We can’t wait to try one out!

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