And the Hackerman award goes to…

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Over at the Nanotechnology Development Blog – they post that Jason Hafner wins the prestigious Hackerman award for his discovery of Gold Nanostars.  Halfner has worked in the nanotechnology area and his discovery of new type of nanostructures brought him in limelight. He has been a graduate student and worked in close collaboration with Rice […]

Smart Grid Lineman

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Here is a short article, one of four, for what the day in the life of a smart grid lineman.  8 a.m. Instead of driving to the central loading dock, the lineman walks to his office—the line truck.  Overnight, the various systems (asset, order, materials, and workforce management) evaluated the field personnel available, materials, equipment, […]

America Students Still Struggling in Science

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Once again, students in America are falling short in the sciences.  According to this article by the Associated Press: The nation’s students are still struggling in science, with less than half considered proficient and just a tiny fraction showing the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results from […]

Carbon Sequestration Webinar

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NetWorks hosted an awesome webinar this morning entitled:  Carbon Sequestration: New Curriculum Featuring a Promising Alternative Energy Technology.  This webinar was sponsored by the NSF and the High Tech Workforce Inititive (HTWI).  Brad Bates did an awesome presentation.  Here is the description: Carbon sequestration, the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it […]

Encore Webinar with Jim Brazell

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We are lucky to be able to announce an encore webinar with Jim Brazel!   Emerging Technologies Encore:  STEM: Mainstreaming Career and Technical Education  Date: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Presenter: Jim Brazell, Technology Forecaster, Public Speaker, and Strategist, Radical Platypus group and the Thornburg Center for Professional Development. Length: 1 hour and […]

Computer beats humans…

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Ok, some computers have been beating humans in chess and other games for years.  In a practice round of Jeopardy, IBM’s computer won against the two all time Jeopardy champs.  Next month, IBM’s Watson supercomputer will do battle on Jeopardy with two of the show’s all-time top human champions. IBM offered a sneak peek this week at […]

Xoom perdicts the weather

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Not only can you make phone calls and do math and look at a computer and play games (click here for other Xoom post), but you can also use the Xoom to perdict the weather!  Check out the news item on CENT.  Now if it has a temperture gauge.  My phone says one temperture, and […]

Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction

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This is a great opportunity! Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction  Have you ever actively participated in a science lab that left a lasting impact on you?  Have you ever taught an interactive science lab and watched as students lit up with understanding?  Science would like to recognize efforts such as these with the Science Prize […]

Xoom: The Best of the Consumer Electronic Show

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The Xoom, by Motorola, is where the convergence of the smart phone / tablet is going – it becomes the brain of your tablet, it becomes the brain of your home video collection.  Watch the video and see why Motorola’s Xoom is where the smart phone is going.  While I like my Evo, I love the idea […]

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