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April 18, 2014

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1:43 AM | Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.!
Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, 4/26-27! Watch them perform science-themed routines, collect their autographed trading cards, and participate in our citizen science research, Project MERCCURI! There’s so much to do at the weekend-long event. Come join in the science and engineering celebration! (YOLO!) Wendy Raiders, former Kings, Falcons Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering Megan Former Washington Redskins Software Engineer […]
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12:38 AM | So There’s This Kid Making Solar “Death Rays” And They’re Pretty Sweet (Video)
Eric Jacqmain is just a creative guy who wanted a death ray. So, he decided to cover a satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirrors. This is from his video description: “When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 times normal daylight. This intensity of light […]

April 17, 2014

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10:48 PM | The Flyer That Said Jews In the Ukrainian City of Donetsk Had To Register Is A Fake
You may have seen news earlier today that a flyer circulated in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk stated that Jews in the area would have to register with the local authorities. It prompted an immediate response across the globe. John Kerry, who was just finishing up talks of de-escalation with leaders from Russia, Ukraine […]
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9:09 PM | Stem cells in adults and embryos
I will continue this time with the topic of neuro-plasticity and I can mention that there are two lines of research which are currently the most studied: on the one hand, it is the idea that postnatal human brain has adultstem cells apparently remain during the adulthood and that they can help rising new neurons, this line of work has opened a door in the field of regenerative medicine because until recently, was believed to be the brain ability to restore its function through neural […]
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8:48 PM | The Most Haunted Island In the World Just Went Up for Auction- Take A Tour (Pictures)
On Monday, Italy put the island of Poveglia (along with other public assets) up for auction in an attempt to cut debt and comply with European Union budget guidelines. The beautiful island lies just 10 miles from Saint Marco Square in the heart of the tourist mecca of Venice, Italy. It seems like it would be an extremely […]
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7:41 PM | Blood Cancers – what would you want to know?
written by Julia Pon If you had leukemia or lymphoma, what would you want to know? As a medical student, I noticed a disconnect between the type of information that tends to be provided for patients, and the types of information medical students are taught: patient information booklets tend to focus on symptoms, tests and […]
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4:24 PM | Washington Post: Breeding a better crop seed, trait by trait
A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:00 PM | Strength of an Egg: Weekly Science Project Idea and Home Science Activity Spotlight
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the strength of arches using eggshells.
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12:30 PM | Dynamically updated figures - real data! Looking for more.
There are a number of graphs that I like to use in astronomy class which are based on historical data.  Over the years, the graphs have become a bit dated and I needed to find new copies of them.  I then discovered that some of these are kept up-to-date online at all times.  Very cool!  Here's one that I discovered, but I'm really looking for more examples of these.http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/bfly.gifI really thought that I had more examples of these - images […]
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8:29 AM | A global network of researchers? Not really – small worlds.
The high clustering coefficient coupled with a short average distance between nodes suggests a "small-world phenomenon" among HIV and HPV researchers. The post A global network of researchers? Not really – small worlds. appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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2:11 AM | April 15th Individual Project Update
I have successfully completed my first 3-D printing project! After some tweaking, it finally got to work and the first year’s have completed my puzzle. Here it is:   This is what it looks like on Sketchup: My next project will most likely be the desktop organizer and I have a brief idea of how […]
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2:02 AM | UM Research Repository-Supplier assessment and selection using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process in a steel manufacturing company
Supplier assessment and selection using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process in a steel manufacturing companyTahriri, F.; Dabbagh, M.; Ale Ebrahim, N. (2014) Supplier assessment and selection using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process in a steel manufacturing company. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 3 (10). pp. 1319-1338. ISSN 2320–0227 PDF - Published Version [error in script] Download (2577Kb) | Preview Official URL: […]
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1:14 AM | Will These Gloves Designed By A Famous Musician Revolutionize How We Make Music? (Video)
Imogen Heap is probably best known for her 2005 hit “Hide and Seek”. It’s one of my personal favorites and the song that introduced me to her music. But her newest creation is just as much related to digital technology as it is music. Seeking to create a more organic and human musical creation experience, […]
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12:12 AM | According to Scientists, China’s Air Pollution Is Causing A More Erratic Climate in The United States
A team from Texas, California and Washington recently published research which found that pollution from Asia (the bulk of which is from China), is causing more intense tornados and increased precipitation levels in the United States as well as an increase in the amount of warm air in the mid-Pacific. This air is part of a weather system known […]

April 16, 2014

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11:54 PM | Angela: Biomedical Engineering Major and Drexel University Cheerleader
Greetings, science and engineering fans! Meet Angela, a biomedical engineering major from Drexel University. You can meet Angela and her sister Beverly at the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 26-27. Hi, Angela! What turned you on to engineering and when? I grew up with the opportunity to fuel my various curiosities including playing simple arithmetic games with my parents and learning science, especially, just for fun. Later on in high school, I confirmed my interest and promise in […]
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11:54 PM | Beverly: Biomedical Engineering Major and Drexel University Cheerleader
Howdy, science and engineering fans! Meet Beverly, a biomedical engineering major at Drexel University. You can can meet Beverly and her sister Angela at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, April 26-27. Hi, Beverly! What turned you on to engineering and when? Growing up with math all around me, including solving basic arithmetic problems during leisure time, I have always enjoyed learning and solving math. On the other hand, I also carried with me an interest in...[ […]
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9:00 PM | Green Engineering: National Environmental Education Week
From creating systems to desalinate water using solar energy to growing rooftop gardens to increase food supply and regulate building temperature, environmental engineers tackle all kinds of problems and innovate new solutions to help create a more sustainable world. Students...
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7:45 PM | Our brain is not programmed to reading or writing
The title is certainly somehow confused, but here I'll explain you how I came up to this.I am advisor of a very intelligent woman who is studying musical cognition and her work proposes a relationship between the processes of reading and writing music and natural language. We have written a couple of articles which we hope to publish soon, but while we were working with her thesis I made comments, and about a paragraph I wrote her the following note: remember that our brain is not […]
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5:30 PM | 6 of The Most Breathtaking Yet Terrifying Bridges You Could Ever Cross (Pictures)
Click any of the images to enlarge them. 1. Capilano Suspension Bridge- North Vancouver, Canada Height: 70m (230ft); Length: 137m (449ft)- This simple suspension bridge crosses the Capilano River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. 2. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa- Kushma, Nepal Height: 70m (443ft); Length: 137m (1,128ft)- This bridge was created in the hopes of […]
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4:09 PM | Science Buddies Success Story a Finalist in Global Challenge with Girls in STEM Project
A few year ago, Laura did a science project on bacteria and water bottles. Today, she is a finalist in a global challenge and encouraging other girls to get excited about STEM!
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3:15 PM | USNews STEM Solutions presents “Leading by Example,” moderated by Science Cheerleader
Session 8A: Leading by Example: The Crucial Role of Mentors Date: Wednesday April 23, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00PM Location: Room 207A Speakers: Capt. Barrington Irving , Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. , Eric Schwarz , Mark J. Tamaro, P.E. Inspiring and engaging individuals who might not consider a STEM education or career is a challenging goal. Hear firsthand from a panel of mentors and coaches about what works and how best to cultivate relationships between individuals of different […]
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3:00 PM | Who's in Charge Around Here?!
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2:45 PM | Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat having a treat
This is a video recording of me introducing a new snack to the African Giant Pouched Rats (Cricetomys ansorgei) – fresh pumpkin seeds. This fellow really seems to like it. I’m super... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:25 PM | Are The Netherlands’ Glow In The Dark Roads The Future?
On a half a kilometer stretch of highway in the Netherlands, glow in the dark roads have replaced streetlights for the first time. The idea, which won Best Future Concept at the Dutch Design Awards, was first promised by design firm Studio Roosegarde in 2012. The road markers have been re-painted using a photo-luminising powder (co-developed with Heijmans, a road construction […]
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2:18 PM | Google’s Algorithm Changes and SEO Consulting
By Jian Shi Proper optimization of your site content for SEO requires both a robust initial page and/or site optimization and skillful ongoing SEO maintenance. This is where understanding the search engine environment — and the history that made the … Continue reading → The post Google’s Algorithm Changes and SEO Consulting appeared first on Plain Language Science.
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8:15 AM | Plant biologists FRET over stress
Summary of a pair of papers that use FRET as a biosensor for ABASee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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5:31 AM | Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, banana phone!
  I love my iPhone, but I’m not sure if it is a healthy relationship. I also love the sciences and in the future I wish to become an oncologist–which is a doctor that specializes in cancer. So, when I was googling an article to write my blog post on I was shocked when I […]
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2:35 AM | If You Missed The Blood Moon You Can Watch The Whole Thing Here In Just 9 Seconds (Gif)
You may have heard people talking about the “blood moon” that happened last night. If you missed it, not to worry! Here’s the entire event (which took just under two and a half hours) in just 9 seconds: To learn more about what caused the blood moon checkout our post about the event from yesterday. […]
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2:31 AM | April 15th Summary – LCDs!
This session was a continuation of where I ended off last week working with the Hello World example for LCDs. I had rewired all the pins and changed the code to fit the LCD, however the LCD still would not display the words. When I arrived, Andrew had bought new character LCDs, which are simpler […]
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12:49 AM | This Mind-Blowing Skin Gun Is Revolutionizing How We Treat Burn Victims! (Video)
The skin cell gun was created by Jörg C. Gerlach of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, along with colleagues at Stem Cell Systems GmbH in Berlin. It takes stem cells from healthy skin and puts then in a solution with water. This solution is then sprayed onto the burned area using the specialized cell gun. […]
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