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Nuclear weapon modernization program

Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex.

These Are The Most Beautiful Science Labs In The World

Who said that laboratories, research centres and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right. More »      

These Are the Most Beautiful Science Labs in the World

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Who said that laboratories, research centers and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right. Read more...

Joe Biden announces federal funding to end rape kit backlog

At the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Laboratory on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden outlined how the government's $41 million plan to test existing rape kits and prevent future backlogs.

The Dragon and the Martian

Science fiction allows us to tinker in laboratory worlds without risk. It's a tool we can all use, whether we are writers, readers, armchair speculators, or, in the case of Becky Ferreira, regular Motherboard contributors. We welcome...Show More Summary

California Drought- Problems Persist

Discouraging news regarding the ongoing California drought continues to persist. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, and a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, penned a sobering column this week on California water issues in the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Famiglietti indicated that, “As our ‘wet’ season […]

Party Celebrates 3 Years of Raspberry Pi

The remarkable story that is Raspberry PI completed its third year with a celebration at Cambridge University’s William Gates Computer Science Laboratory in the UK. The two-day 3rd Birthday of Raspberry Pi drew about 1400 people, many of them families with children moving among workshops, talks, demos and a marketplace […] Read more on MAKE

MIT has an easier way for multicore chips to use data structures

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

A group of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have discovered a way for data structures to work more efficiently with mutlicore chips, according to an MIT announcement…

Welcome to Science Tuesday Mid-Afternoon: Should we be worried about synthetic organisms cooked up in laboratories?

[Cross-posted from our new Energy and Environment blog.] One of the strange things about being human beings is that we are highly conscious of our surroundings, yet are oblivious to the molecular machinations within our own bodies. Sure, we monitor ourselves – we’re hungry, we’re tired, we’re squirrelly, we’ve got the sewing-machine leg, we shoulda […]

Nora Volkow Can't Explain Why People Don't Become Addicted

The latest study purporting to identify the inbred biological factors in addiction calls to mind age-old questions about the nature of science. We in America prefer neat-sounding—but useless—laboratory findings over identifying the factors that actually account for behavior.

Sci Tech Oscars: Dolby’s David Gray, DLP Cinema Among Honorees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 21 recipients of Sci-Tech Oscars, the scientific and technical achievements to be honored with Academy Awards. Among this year’s honorees is Dolby Laboratories exec David W. Show More Summary

Ben Santer tries to explain ‘the pause’ in global warming

Add it to the list of over 50 excuses for the pause from climate science now on record…this time its small volcanoes. Small volcanic eruptions partly explain ‘warming hiatus’ From DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: The “warming hiatus” that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions. Scientists have…

Autism Will Afflict Half Of The American Children By 2025, And Glyphosate Is To Blame, MIT Doctor Says

Glyphosate may be the motivating factor by Autism rate increased projected by 2015. MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Dr. Stephanie Seneff said that half of the children in the United States will be born with Autism in the next decade. Show More Summary

National Briefing | Science: New C.D.C. Job Overseeing Laboratory Safety

3 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A new job title — chief of laboratory safety — will be created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency announced Wednesday.

US Army developing robotic insects?

A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, in Adelphi,...

Semantic Web Jobs: GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a Laboratory Automation Software Engineer in Collegeville, PA. According to the post, “Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join the...Show More Summary

Complex mineralogy on the Red Planet: First X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars

In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory landed in the fascinating Gale crater. The Gale crater is of such great interest because of the 5.5 km high mountain of layered materials in the middle. This material tells an intricate story of the history of Mars, perhaps spanning much of the existence of this mysterious planet. Show More Summary

NASA's Mars Science Lab Yielding History of Gale Crater --Search for Signs of Ancient Life Continues

In 2012 theCuriosity Rover's Mars Science Laboratory landed in Gale crater, with goal to look for chemical evidence of ancient life preserved within exposures near the base of a five-kilometers high mound of layered materials at the center of the...

Evidence of life on Mars?

In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory landed in the fascinating Gale crater. The Gale crater is of such great interest because of the 5.5 km high mountain of layered materials in the middle. This material tells an intricate story of the history of Mars, perhaps spanning much of the existence of this mysterious planet. read more

Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes

A long-held assumption about the Earth is discussed in today's edition of Science, as Don L. Anderson, an emeritus professor with the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, and Scott King, a professor ofShow More Summary

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