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What we're reading: augmented reality for kids

What we're reading: augmented reality for kids

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Bill Gates and charter schools; augmented reality toys; Gulf oil spill: drop in the bucket?; rare metal rush; Britain airport ban.

1.) Are charter schools the answer to a smarter educational system? Bill Gates thinks so.

2.) Chipmaker Qualcomm is partnering with Mattel to develop augmented reality for electronic toys.

3.) Framing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as an environmental disaster: does it help or hurt?

4.) The surge in green technology has sparked an international rush to secure rare metals such as lithium, cobalt and vanadium.

5.) Will Britain's ban against airport growth hinder its competitiveness on the global economic stage?

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Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure