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Mark Zuckerberg Invests In Undocumented College Students’ Futures

Over 65,000 undocumented students in America aren’t eligible for financial aid. The Facebook founder wants to change that.

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If you’re one of 65,000 undocumented high school graduates here in America, going to college can often feel impossibly hard. While some funding is occasionally available by the state, most undocumented students aren’t eligible for the federal grants, loans, or work-studies needed to graduate college. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently decided that they would donate $5 million to help fund college scholarships for undocumented students in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Internet for All: Why Google and Facebook Just Bought Drone Companies

Google acquired Titan Aerospace this week, a New Mexico startup that builds solar-powered drones that can stay aloft for years at a time. The purchase comes a month after Facebook acquired a drone company of its own, the UK-based Ascenta. It seems tech giants are expanding into the skies.

Google acquired Titan Aerospace this week, a New Mexico startup that builds solar-powered drones that can stay aloft for years at a time. The purchase comes a month after Facebook acquired a drone company of its own, the UK-based Ascenta. It seems tech giants are expanding into the skies.

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Intermission: Why Don't They Teach Coding in Schools?

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates on why more schools should be teaching students how to code.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates on how coders are the new rock stars and why more schools should be teaching students how to code.

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High School Science Fair Winner Might Revolutionize Internet Search

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Schiefer has created a micro-search algorithm that makes it easier to find what you're looking for on the web.

If you've ever tried to search social media sites, you know how hard it is to get accurate results. Well, thanks to 17-year-old Canadian high school student, Nicholas Schiefer, that problem could soon be a thing of the past. Schiefer won the gold medal at the recent Canada-Wide Science Fair for his invention Apodora, a program that uses a special micro search algorithm that analyzes sentence context "to discern and exploit the relationships between words so people can get better search results."

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