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Local Girl Scouts Crack The Mystery Of Wireless Technology

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New York City Girl Scouts showed they are about a lot more than just cookies.

As part of Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds Week, the Girl Scouts took part in a program in Chelsea called "Cracking The Codes In The Wireless World." It gave the girls a chance to experience the technologies behind the wireless products they use every day.

"I think I like... we did an encryption run, which was really fun because we had to break a code. It was awesome, real fun," said girl scout Emma Griffin.

"I learned how a call is processed, and also different fields that Time Warner Cable has, and also how text messages and videos, and all that, they all have a certain space that they take up when you send them," said girl scout Jill Brigham.

"We're striving to get the kids to know that there's something different, that they can be our future, they can be our innovators, they can be our creators," said Michelle Black of Time Warner Cable.

Time Warner Cable is the parent company of NY1.

The "Connect A Million Minds" initiative encourages school programs designed to inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit connectamillionminds.com.

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