FastForward Drops In on Dropbox

Storing for Tomorrow with Dropbox

OnLocation: December 2013

By KC Badala, Joe Blair, Alec Douglas, Pierce Freeman, Nate Friend, Taylor Galla, John Hassen, and Alina Rainsford from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Marin Catholic High and Sir Francis Drake High Schools

Cover image for Dropbox story While still a student at MIT, Drew Houston had a big idea. After boarding a bus with his laptop, Houston was dismayed to find that his flash drive–along with all the work he had planned on finishing during the ride–was left at home. Turning his frustration into ingenuity, Houston returned to his Boston dorm room and began working on a project: a personal form of online storage, one that would ensure his files would never be out of reach again.

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FastForward Visits The New Exploratorium

The New Exploratorium - A place for the curious mind

By Parker Bizjack, Natalia Castillo, James Chase, Matt Copeland, Samantha Friedman, Gillia Friend, Charlotte Hee, Sara Kashani, Alexander Le, Jessica Le, Dexter Llama, Maia Manzagol, Matgo Marsh, Tessa Pares, Ethan Singleton, Emily Spears, Cole Summers, Ellie Wynne and Alia Rainsford from Bacich, Branson, Brandeis Hillel Day, Katherine Delmar Burke, Kent Mille, Mill Valley Middle, Miller Creek Middle, Marin County Day, Saint Mark's, San Domenico, Tam High and White Hill Middle Schools

Science was everywhere. The air was thick with it. Click. Clack. Tink. Tink. Plink. These sounds, resembling classic cartoons, filled the endless hallway of the new San Francisco Exploratorium museum located at Pier 15.

Through the giant glass doors, the tall grey walls surround the many fascinating exhibits. Children run gleefully from station to station, winding a wheel to see a wooden bird fly, or exploring the world of 3D objects through different colored glasses. Waves crash against the rocks in the Bay Observatory, while inside the tinkering studio people of all ages explore new worlds never imagined before. At the Exploratorium, all minds become thrust deep into curiosity, as they examine each exhibit and wonder how it works.

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FastForward Revisits YouTube

Ideas that Change the World – YouTube Leads the Way

YouTube logoMARCH 2013 FEATURE
By Aiden Ament, Lindsay Bell, Joseph Blair, Tyler Baker-Williams, Gemma Calandra, Matt Coopersmith, Matthew Copeland, John Chavez, Alec Douglas, Daniel Edwards, Erin Fernwood, Miguel Friedman, Nathaniel Friend, Pierce Freeman, Siena Gugliemi, Carolyn Hanson, Alexandra Kitze, Bella Rendic, Talia Rizzo, Eliza Ross, Christine Schmitt, Nicole Schmitt, Emily Spears, Aisha Whitney and Christine Watridge
- from Branson, Davidson Middle, Del Mar, Drake High, Marin Country Day, Lycee Francais de San Francisco, Marin School of the Arts, Mill Valley Middle, Redwood High, Saint Hilary, San Domenico, St. Isabella, Sun Valley, Tam High and Terra Linda High Schools

Humongous. Streaming continuously. YouTube is taking over the world. It is already the world’s largest video sharing site, where people post everything from their baby’s first steps to movie trailers for the summer’s biggest blockbusters. The company reports that 72 hours of footage is uploaded to the site every minute of the day, from all over the world.

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