At street fair, science replaces sausage

From a distance, it could have been just another New York City street fair, The New York Times reports. But instead of the usual socks, scarves and sausages, the booths in a park on 14th Street in Manhattan flaunted wares of a far more technological nature.  There were Lego robots, virtual games and speed Rubik’s “cubers” who could solve one of the world’s most popular puzzles in very short order. The daylong event, called “Geek Street Fair,” was sponsored by Google, and organized in partnership with the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development as part of a larger effort to promote the study of hard sciences and technology among young New Yorkers, especially those of modest means and timid dreams…

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