Enrollment in U.S. graduate STEM programs increased 50% over last decade

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First-time, full-time graduate enrollment in STEM programs registering a 50% increase over the decade.

A new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the number of Americans pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering has risen sharply over the past decade and stands at an all-time high.

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Researchers Develop Light Technology to Combat Hospital Infections

HINS-light decontaminates the air by bathing them in a narrow spectrum of visible-light
A pioneering lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs — including MRSA and C. difficile — has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

ConstruKs – Containers That Use Nature’s Own Materials to Reduce the Impact of Natural Distasters



Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase

ConstruKs are containers that can be stacked in any configuration and can be made of many materials (permanent to biodegradable).They are used for many purposes – including architectural/structural.  They use what nature has to offer for ballast material to fill/stabilize the matrix. Ex: sand, gravel and even the flood water itself (liquids require a membrane).

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The Fine Art of Bogus Science – Part 2

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Why Does Smoking Feel Good?

Just when you thought it was okay to start talking about the weather again this started, another bogus climate report came out. We live in a two-party science culture where whatever you believe will attract groupies, and in most cases, the groupies know more than the scientists. And that, my dear, is what makes science so much fun. (Pics)

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New Microscopy Technique Offers Close-Up, Real-Time View of Cellular Phenomena


This image, taken with atomic force microscopy, shows E. coli bacteria after they have been exposed to the antimicrobial peptide CM15. The peptides have begun destroying the bacteria’s cell walls.

For two decades, scientists have been pursuing a potential new way to treat bacterial infections, using naturally occurring proteins known as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). Now, MIT scientists have recorded the first microscopic images showing the deadly effects of AMPs, most of which kill by poking holes in bacterial cell membranes.

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Top 20 Mistakes in Technology


We often get asked to encapsulate our experience into a top 10 list for CTOs and CEOs. As is the case in golf, in technology it is as much about ensuring that your bad hits (aka blunders, mistakes, and failures) are recoverable as it is ensuring that you nail your great hits or successes. We are all going to have failures in our careers but avoiding the really big pitfalls will help ensure that we keep our companies and our products on the right growth path.

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Artificial Bee Silk a Big Step Closer to Reality


Honeybee larvae produce silk to reinforce the wax cells in which they pupate and now CSIRO scientists have produced this silk artificially.

CSIRO scientist Dr Tara Sutherland and her team have achieved another important milestone in the international quest to artificially produce insect silk.

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Scientists First To Image ‘Anatomy’ Of A Molecule


Imaging the “anatomy” of a pentacene molecule – 3D rendered view

IBM scientists have been able to image the “anatomy” — or chemical structure — inside a molecule with unprecedented resolution, using a complex technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy.

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