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UH receives $66 million in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software

(University of Houston) The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design today announced it has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of more than $66 million. Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

“Homeland Security: ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Attempted Breach of Georgia Computer System”

Byron Tau for WSJ: he Department of Homeland Security said it is “deeply concerned” about what appears to be an attempted breach of Georgia’s secretary of state computer systems that has been tracked to a federal internet address. In a … Continue reading ?

"Perverse and Uncommercial"

Since my book came out, lots of people have asked me to describe my writing. I'm not good at this. However, having now seen my writing described by reviewers and by common readers, I've got a few ideas about how other people describe it. Show More Summary

Siobhan Roberts to Receive 2017 JPBM Communications Award

(American Mathematical Society) Siobhan Roberts, a journalist and biographer based in Toronto, Canada, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Expository and Popular Books.

“A ‘Political Horror Show’ of Recounts, 16 Years After Hanging Chads”

NYT: States still have vastly different systems for calling recounts and for carrying them out. Counting standards are inconsistent, state to state, and obscure provisions, like one in Michigan that deems some precincts not “recountable,” threaten to raise more public … Continue reading ?

Martian mountains, manmade earthquake detection and more from the U at AGU

(University of Utah) University of Utah researchers will be among the approximately 24,000 scientists convening in San Francisco for the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 12-16. Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. Show More Summary

Rare Elizabethkingia Infections: Report Suggests More Than 1 Source

Exactly how 10 people in Illinois became infected with Elizabethkingia is still a mystery, but a new report finds that there were likely multiple sources for the infections.

Coming Cyber War #22

Cyber Warfare: The US Air Force's future war network just doubled in price. How the use of enlisted personnel in cyberwarfare is helping in the US Army.The US Army is building its electronic/cyber warfare teams. The first ever electronic...Show More Summary

Venus? Comet sample? Titan? Asteroids? NASA must choose only one

The "announcement of opportunity" is the first step toward a 2025 launch date.

“Trump blasts early voting: ‘Many things can go wrong’”

Politico: Donald Trump on Friday expressed support for restricting voting rights. Stumping for Louisiana Senate candidate John Kennedy, Trump urged supporters to help elect the Republican state treasurer to the U.S. Senate, a victory that would give the GOP a … Continue reading ?

Lyncean Technologies receives $650,000 in Series A funding

(Lyncean Technologies, Inc.) Lyncean Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of the Lyncean Compact Light Source, today announced the successful raising of $650,000 in a Series A funding round.

6 Tips to a Joyous and Peaceful Interfaith Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of the year; unfortunately, it is also one of the most stressful times of the year, and in an interfaith relationship, many conflicts may arise. Consider that approximately 40% of Americans wed outside of their […]

Ancient enzyme morphed shape to carry out new functions in humans

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a human enzyme has changed little from its days as a bacterial enzyme. In fact, the enzyme appears to be unique in its ability to change its shape—and its job in cells—without overhauling its basic architecture.

Study provides new focus for developing drugs to fight cancer

Cancer researchers and drug companies may have been too quick to ignore a promising line of inquiry that targets a specific cell protein, according to a research team led by a biomedical scientist in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside.

Sexual harassment common among middle school children, study finds

The recent suicide of Brandy Vela, a teen in Texas City, Texas, was a potent reminder of the sometimes tragic consequences of bullying. According to Vela's parents, the teen fatally shot herself Nov. 29 following months of bullying and sexual harassment, perpetrated in part through text messages and social media.

Early US astronauts faced uncertainty, danger and death

John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, but for a solid hour of that journey, NASA feared he was about to die in a blazing fireball.

Flashback Friday: The scientifically-proven method for getting your bartender’s attention.

We’ve all been there: waiting at the bar, dying for a drink, but unable to catch the bartender’s attention. It’s easy to assume that we are being served (or rather, ignored) by a crappy bartender. But maybe it’s us. Maybe we’re the ones not giving the right signals that say “Beer me! Now!”. Show More Summary

Do cannabis dispensary staff receive sufficient training?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) As legalization of cannabis for medical use increases across the US, the training of dispensary staff, who may recommend cannabis type and concentration to patients, requires closer examination. Show More Summary

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