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NSF Grant Helps Preserve Parasite Collections

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the past five years. Show More Summary

Can Fungi Biofuels Replace Conventional Jet Fuel?

Originally published on the ECOreport. Can fungi biofuels replace conventional jet fuel? Not yet, but Dr Birgitte K. Ahring, Director of Washington State University’s Bioproduct Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, thinks it may happen someday. Show More Summary

A review of Marcia Bartusiak's "Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved"

Black holes are unusual objects. They are now recognized as some of the most important cosmic laboratories for studying all kinds of physics phenomena, from general relativity to quantum mechanics. And yet as science writer Marcia Bartusiak...Show More Summary

Social media, #Immigration, and political knowledge in #Ukelection2015

The following is a guest post by New York University political science PhD candidate and graduate student researcher at the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory Kevin Munger. When U.K. voters go to the polls  May 7, one of the major issues they’ll be thinking about is immigration. A big story in this […]

Game of the Day: Zen Studios and Valve Turn ‘Portal’ Into a Pinball Game

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Finally a new Portal! Sort of. Zen Studios has announced that it has teamed up with Valve to create a virtual pinball game based on the popular puzzle series. “Aperture Laboratories is proud to reveal the ‘Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device’,” writes Zen Studios. Show More Summary

Navy Researchers Use Clay To Create Bulletproof Glass

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have been able to use clay to create bulletproof glass, this is being considered as a major development in materials science. The researchers were able to do this following decades of research and development. Show More Summary

The FBI, Forensic Science, and the CSI Effect

The FBI recently acknowledged that over a two decade period prior to 2000 they used a flawed forensic technique in their investigations – hair analysis. As reported in the Washington Post: Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 [...]

SOCAN webinar: “Crumbling Coral: Cold-water Reefs in the Acidic Northeast Pacific and their Implications for Other Regions of the USA”, 5 May 2015

Date & time: Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:00 pm ET Speaker: R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Registration: ...Show More Summary

SOCAN webinar: “Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Early Life-Stages of Marine Fishes and Potential Consequences of Ocean Acidification”, 21 April 2015

Presented by R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Date & time: Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:00pm ET Click here to register. Show More Summary

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs, and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in. Read more...

LHC Run 2 cancelled, CERN closes doors

After a three week review CERN Director General, Rolf Dieter Heuer has announced that the LHC will not have another run and that the international laboratory will be closing its doors to science. The revelation follows an intense week of discussion, analysis and rumour mongering. While deleting some old files from the myriad of hard Read the full article

NASA’s new Mars technology has a familiar look: the flying saucer

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Flying saucers from Mars is the stuff of science fiction. But a flying saucer from Earth is part of the mission to get astronauts to the Martian surface. NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory completed a successful spin test of … Read more ›

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

2 months 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

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make: Knitting

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

4 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…

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