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Online Mentoring Program to Encourage Women in Sciences

Online Mentoring Program to Encourage Women in Sciences | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
By connecting female college students with accomplished women working in science and technology fields, the program hopes to increase the number going into these fields.
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Elusive dark energy is real, study says - NBCNews.com

Elusive dark energy is real, study says - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comElusive dark energy is real, study saysNBCNews.comScience editor Alan Boyle's blog: The memorial service for first moonwalker Neil Armstrong was a tearful affair, but his friends also recalled the laughter he inspired.
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Can iPads Make a Difference in Physics Education? - PhysicsCentral.com (blog)

Can iPads Make a Difference in Physics Education? - PhysicsCentral.com (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
PhysicsCentral.com (blog)Can iPads Make a Difference in Physics Education?
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Current Events in the STEM Classroom: Mars Curiosity

Current Events in the STEM Classroom: Mars Curiosity | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Teacher and author Shawn Cornally suggests using the latest news from Mars to engage and inspire STEM classrooms here on Earth.
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Plants cry for help when an attack can be expected

Plants cry for help when an attack can be expected | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Eggs of insect pests deposited on plants trigger the production of scents by plants that affect different plant community members probably helping the plant to get rid of the pest before it becomes harmful, according to new research.
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New Research Suggests Bacteria Are Social Microorganisms

New Research Suggests Bacteria Are Social Microorganisms | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reveals that some unlikely subjects--bacteria--can have social structures similar to plants and animals.The research shows that a few individuals in groups of closely related bacteria have...
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Understanding Science: How Science Really Works

Developed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Understanding Science 101 includes a section that discusses why science matters and another that addresses science and society. The R..
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Keep your distance: Why cells and organelles don't get stuck

Keep your distance: Why cells and organelles don't get stuck | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Biomembranes enclose biological cells like a skin. They also surround organelles that carry out important functions in metabolism and cell division.
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The Tasty Physics of Eating Candy - PhysicsCentral.com (blog)

The Tasty Physics of Eating Candy - PhysicsCentral.com (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
PhysicsCentral.com (blog)The Tasty Physics of Eating CandyPhysicsCentral.com (blog)With the Ig Nobel Prizes just around the corner, there's at least one more entry worthy of consideration: research on the physics of maximally satisfying candy...
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First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: 'All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light'

First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: 'All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light' | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
In a major development, researchers in Australia have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.
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The Investigator: A Science Journal for Elementary School Students

The U.S. Forest Service offers an on-line science journal in PDF format. One volume of this journal focuses on the Northern United States, with articles about why leaves change color, ozone and tree g..
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New Theory: Universe didn't start with a Big Bang, but with a Big Freeze - io9

New Theory: Universe didn't start with a Big Bang, but with a Big Freeze - io9 | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Sky News AustraliaNew Theory: Universe didn't start with a Big Bang, but with a Big Freezeio9A group of theoretical physicists at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University have proposed a new theory on the origin of the universe that could...
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Kids turn tasty food into science fun - Post Searchlight

Kids turn tasty food into science fun - Post Searchlight | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Post SearchlightKids turn tasty food into science funPost SearchlightUsing hard-boiled eggs and Milky Way candy bars, Dr.
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Mich. teens' science experiment conducted in space - MLive.com

Mich. teens' science experiment conducted in space - MLive.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Mich. teens' science experiment conducted in spaceMLive.comIt marked the culmination of the YouTube Space Lab competition that challenged kids to design a science experiment to be conducted by astronauts 250 miles above Earth.
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NASA Selects Advanced Robotics Projects for Development

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NASA has selected eight advanced robotics projects that will enable the agency's future missions while supporting the Obama administration's National Robotics Initiative.
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TED: Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods - Jonathan Trent (2012)

Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities.
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Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

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Neil Armstrong, a traditional Navy man to the end, will be buried at sea.
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Sweet on Sweets: Scientists Investigate Addictive Properties of Sugar - Huffington Post

Sweet on Sweets: Scientists Investigate Addictive Properties of Sugar - Huffington Post | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Sweet on Sweets: Scientists Investigate Addictive Properties of SugarHuffington PostBy Hannah Gibson. Hannah is a teen media team member of Science Club for Girls and a high school student in Cambridge, MA.
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My So-Called Second Life: Are You Your Avatar? - Scientific American (blog)

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Scientific American (blog)My So-Called Second Life: Are You Your Avatar?
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Bill Nye The Science Guy: Parents do not teach creationism - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

God Discussion (blog)Bill Nye The Science Guy: Parents do not teach creationismAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Bill Nye The Science Guy has created a two-minute You Tube video for online knowledge group Big Think in which he defends evolution...
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If you can't see the blue moon outside, watch it online Friday - NBCNews.com

If you can't see the blue moon outside, watch it online Friday - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comIf you can't see the blue moon outside, watch it online FridayNBCNews.comScience editor Alan Boyle's blog: Saturn's shades of blue and butterscotch are changing along with the planet's seasons, as illustrated by true-color photos from...
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Scientist creates new cancer drug that is 10 times more potent - R & D Magazine

Scientist creates new cancer drug that is 10 times more potent - R & D Magazine | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
R & D MagazineScientist creates new cancer drug that is 10 times more potentR & D MagazineLegend has it that Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." University of Missouri researchers...
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Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies

Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia....
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Scientists reveal how river blindness worm thrives

Scientists reveal how river blindness worm thrives | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that the worm which causes River Blindness survives by using a bacterium to provide energy, as well as help 'trick' the body's immune system into thinking it is fighting a different kind of infection.
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New NASA video captures drama of Mars landing

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Viewers can now relive the drama of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars with a new NASA video detailing the final moments of touchdown....
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