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STEM Club opens up world of science for North Cottesloe PS students

SCIENCE has opened students’ eyes to the worlds of technology, engineering and maths at North Cottesloe Primary School.

The years 4 to 6 students’ 16-week, after school STEM Club is an updated version of Scitech’s Science After School running since 2004.

Children spent the last term designing projects and Scitech chief executive Kalien Selby said the club allowed students to go deeper into the concepts behind each of their designs.

They were encouraged to learn by modifying the projects, including wearable technology, model gliders and rubber band-powered machines.

“I really enjoyed the digital and technology projects and that she would love to do more of these,” Year 4 student Chloe Twort said.

Her school will participate in both the club’s tinker and create, and robotics and technology streams in 2021.

Children are also enjoying STEM subjects at Wembley Primary School, which has been named one of WA’s best for science,

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Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’

Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech.

This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took a controversial stance on social, Clubhouse found itself under scrutiny again, but this time around anti-Semitism and a new site launched that sheds light on some of the negative experiences of underrepresented people in tech. Meanwhile, the founder from Ethel’s Club unveiled Somewhere Good, which aims to provide a safe social platform for people of color. The timing couldn’t be better.

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Coinbase CEO’s stance on societal issues stirs up controversy 

Over the weekend, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the company does not engage on border societal issues

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Sam’s Club partners with Seattle startup 98point6 to offer customers telehealth service

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Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, is promoting Seattle startup 98point6 as a telehealth service for its customers.

The grocery giant will offer virtual healthcare through 98point6, a 5-year-old startup that has seen business surge during the pandemic. Sam’s Club members will get a discounted introductory fee of $20 for the first three months (normally $30), and then $33.50/month after that. Quarterly and year subscriptions are available.

It’s a notable partnership for 98point6, which offers access to physicians that diagnose more than 400 common conditions. It provides primary care in all 50 states to more than 3 million patients, connecting them in real-time to doctors through an AI-powered chatbot, along with texts and digital images. Each virtual visit is $1.

The two companies partnered last year on a separate pilot program that was only available in three states and structured differently with various healthcare bundle offerings.

98point6 is

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Sam’s Club Takes Contactless Retail To New Heights With Scan & Go At The Pump

Cancel Christmas! Sam’s Club just announced that it is introducing Scan & Go pay functionality at the gas pump. After piloting the capability at 70 Sam’s Club stores throughout the country, Sam’s club announced today that it will roll out the capability to all 518 of its own and operated fuel stations by the end of the year. 

Here’s how it works:

Sam’s Club members simply download the Sam’s Club app on their mobile phones. They then can click the Scan & Go icon within the app, scan a QR code at the pump, select their method of payment, start fueling up the car, and then, voila, drive away and ultimately receive an electronic

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Sierra Club Says Uber Joining Lyft In Promising 100% Electric Green Rides By 2030

The Sierra Club today noted that Uber is “committing “ to offer 100% electric vehicle rides by 2030 in the US, Canada, and Europe The 3.8 million member Sierra Club was commenting on Uber’s own announcement. Uber added that it would be offering 100% electric vehicle ride service to the rest of the world by 2040.

Uber is joining smaller rival Lyft, which in June pledged that every vehicle on its platform will be electric or powered by another zero-emission technology by 2030.

Of course, both Uber and Lyft will have to get to 2030, which will

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