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Frequently seen being hauled by semi-trucks on the highway or stacked on the decks of cargo ships, these shipping containers are now being used in a different way, as a portal to connect people across the globe and facilitate conversation. Step inside and you can be instantly connected to someone on a different continent, with whom one can talk and share music, thoughts, and ideas. The creator of Portals hopes this technology will help individuals get out of their comfort zones and meet diverse sets of people in order to help embrace differences and break down feelings and narratives of isolation, fear, and hatred.

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Neurodiversity
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New Google Tool Lets You Experience Synesthesia
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Google’s new online tool lets you experience synesthesia like the abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky, who could hear colors and see sounds.

Citizen Science
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Citizen Science
Citizen Scientists Helped NASA Map Our Cosmic Backyard
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Robotics
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Health
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Through the Looking Glass
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Digital Detectives
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Hackers Find Missing People for Fun
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