News tagged with science

NASA vs. cigarettes—a numbers game

People often criticize the amount of money spent on space exploration. Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth. In fact, ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Teaching the blind to draw—and do STEM

University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Researchers find that some guppies can count

The humble guppy may not look like the smartest fish in the school, but research conducted by Associate Professor Culum Brown, from the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, and colleagues from the University ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Ten ways advanced computing catalyzes science

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes, or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail, or detect signs of dark matter, or make sense of massive amounts of functional MRI data, they turn to the high-performance ...

dateNov 19, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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