News tagged with scientific advances

Fixing the economy the scientific way

Here are two facts that might seem unrelated: (1) Most Americans cannot name a living scientist. (2) Over the last two years, by far the most pressing problems in the country have been the economy and the cost of health ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Data mining deep space

Bahram Mobasher, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, has received a two-year $200,000 grant from NASA to compile into a data bank all the imaging observations of ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Battling addictions with engineering algorithms

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemical engineers are responsible for numerous scientific advances, ranging from affordable pharmaceuticals and super-strong synthetic fibers to environmental cleanup and recycling technologies. ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Engineering
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TED conference sets stage for a week of bright ideas

A former Greek prime minster, a specialist in the sex lives of animals and a "gentleman thief" are among the eclectic set of speakers spreading cutting-edge ideas at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh this week.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Other
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