Etsy is pretty much awesome. Not only does it give crafty individuals a way to make a living off of their creativity, but it serves as a marketplace for the entrepreneur. But it’s even better than that. Etsy will be hosting the 2012 session of Hacker School in New York, but will also offer 10 $5000 grants to women who want to attend and may financially be unable to do so.
If you happen to love Star Trek and its technology and have a little know -how, you could build your very own tricorder. But even better, if you build a tricorder, you could also win $7 million from Qualcomm.
I’ve already posted about video gamers helping scientists with AIDS research, but did you know that gamers have also helped discover two new planets?
You know that stereotype of the pot-smoking video game player sitting on his sofa eating Doritos and playing Gears of War without any bathroom breaks? Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Because scientists are now making strides in advancing research to save lives by using not only video games, but also the people who play them.
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