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"Exposing kids to real science shows them that it’s more than a subject in school. It’s a potential career." Read how HughesNet is helping 4-H grow future science innovators in this #4HNYSD Partner Spotlight!

Androids are the next generation of robots. The most realistic androids remain on screen in our favorite sci-fi shows, but every year technology gets closer to making fiction reality.

ANDROIDS are robots that physically look like us, from the eyes, to the skin texture, to the movements. Would you be able to tell the difference?

Here's a cool Science fact, courtesy of 4-H Canada!

Join 4-H and HughesNet in congratulating New York 4-H'er Sean Flynn, one of two recipients of the #4H Science Innovator Award! He will be joining Colleen Murray as the two take part in this year's national #4HNYSD event in Washington, D.C.!

Honda began research in robotics that eventually led to ASIMO, a humanoid robot. Starting as just a pair of legs, ASIMO changed over the years. Now it has a whole body and can walk, run, climb stairs and grasp.

National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik shares his expertise with 4-H and describes some ways that robots are used to explore the deep ocean. This summer, National Geographic Education invites you to build and submit your own robotic solution by August 1, for a movie ticket voucher to ROBOTS 3D* and the chance to have your solution published in a new National Geographic Kids book, Everything Robotics!

Science is for ALL! What do you love most about #STEM? #4HNYSD

HUMANOIDS are robots that have our movements and general shape. Some can even understands simple commands and can recognize some faces.

Here's an interesting fact! Did you know that more than a million industrial robots are now in use? Nearly half are in Japan!

Here's some 'bot history: Rancho Arm, an artificial robotic arm with six joints, is flexible like a human arm. It was initially designed for the disabled, but it later became one of the first robotic arms controlled by a computer, changing the game in the world of robotics.

We are included in the @MediaplanetUSA #STEMeducation campaign! Pick up your copy found in USA Today and visit educationandcaree... to learn more about the benefits of encouraging our youth to pursue STEM careers. #STEMeducation

Here's some 'bot history for your #ScienceSaturday! Westinghouse created ELEKTRO and in 1940, SPARKO, for the World’s Fair in New York. Elektro could perform 26 movements and “speak” more than 70 words, which were played on turntables inside its seven-foot body. Sparko, the robot dog, could wag its tail, bark and stand on its hind legs.

Here's an interesting fact! A spider’s web is elastic, stronger than steel, and weightless. It’s strength inspired bulletproof vests made from genetically engineered spider silk. Want more #ScienceSaturday facts and learning? Check this out:

Here's some 'bot history for your #ScienceSaturday! Did you know Leonardo da Vinci designed a “Mechanical Knight,” which is thought to be the first humanoid robot design? His sketches and concepts of robotic movement were so advanced, they inspired the creation of robots used by NASA and the International Space Station today.

The gecko has an amazing grip, with the ability to walk upside down! It is a perfect explanation as to why these creatures have inspired the production of "gecko tape."

DYK? High speed cameras can take pictures 1,000 to one million times faster than our eyes see! By capturing so many pictures, we can see what our eyes miss, like lightning striking, flowers opening or fruit ripening.

DYK? With bare eyes, we can’t see certain wavelengths on the spectrum, called invisible light. But some animals and technologies can. For mosquitoes, it’s all about light from heat. They see in infrared, and easily find you and your warm blood.

The four-winged dragonfly is considered the world's greatest flyer, mastering flight in any direction! Maybe that's why they inspired the creation of flying robots.

A mechanical pigeon, created by ancient Greek mathematician Archytas 400-350 BCE, is thought to be the first robot. It was powered by steam and flew more than 600 feet (200 meters) until it ran out of steam.

Activities for kids to learn about the wind and its uses. Kids work with a team to design, create, build, and test a wind powered devices and are given opportunities to explore wind as a potential energy source in their community.

Materials Kit for the Wind Power Activities by 4-H. Purchase it all in one kit so you don't have to run around to do all the shopping! Saves hours of time!

Kids can explore why certain things insulate from electricity better than others, the effect that magnetism has various substances, how to build a flashlight, build & test a compass, build an electromagnet & electric motor.

This short video shows an unboxing of the Magic of Electricity Kit that goes with the 4-H Magic of Electricity Activity Book. Get all your materials in one kit and save hours of shopping time!

2013 FIRST infographic created and updated by the Bishop-Wisecarver team! Check out these fabulous facts about FIRST Robotics.