About three dozen teachers were at the headquarters of New York State United Teachers on July 21 learning how computer chips work, with the goal of passing this knowledge on to their students, reports the Albany Times Union. The teachers, from local school districts such as Albany, Shenendehowa, East Greenbush, and Saratoga Springs, were doing tests with transistors and resistors and light-emitting diodes on a circuit board. Granted, the transistors they were testing are gigantic compared to the transistors on today's current computer chips, which aren't visible to the naked eye. But they got one step closer to understanding computer


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