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Watch the Single Drip Scientists Have Been Waiting to See For Decades

Watch the Single Drip Scientists Have Been Waiting to See For Decades | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Science lovers are aflutter today over the above video, which may not look like much—OK, definitely doesn't look like much—until I tell you some people have been waiting for the better part of a century to lay eyes on the long-elusive "pitch drop"...

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OK science geeks, you will love this one!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, July 19, 2013 1:23 PM

My moment of gink-atude for today.

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s

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Thinking outside the box...not really anything new. Just keeping project-based learning in the forefront.

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To innovate, scientists and engineers find inspiration in the arts | SmartPlanet

To innovate, scientists and engineers find inspiration in the arts | SmartPlanet | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

In the innovation field, a rebirth of Renaissance thinking is brewing. Scientists and engineers are engaging with the arts to think creatively.

 

The idea is also currently reflected in the debates on re-vamping the U.S. educational system to boost the innovation skills of U.S. students. Media artist John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, has spoken at numerous events — including before Congress — about the value of incorporating the arts to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational initiatives, turning STEM to “STEAM,” as Maeda has said.

 


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Some disciplines have evolved to their own death. Engineering has evolved logically, but not necessarily culturally,” Silver of Intel and Makey Makey, who was trained as an electrical engineer, told me at PopTech. “Creativity isn’t part of that any more. So we look to where it is; we’re desperate for it. We look to art. And it’s wonderful, because it’s there.”

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:30 PM

 

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To innovate, scientists and engineers find inspiration in the arts

davidconover's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:20 AM

The Arts is the mixing bowl for science, technology, engineering and math.

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Clam Cleanup -- Biologists Clam Up Waterways To Determine Sources Of Pollution

Clam Cleanup -- Biologists Clam Up Waterways To Determine Sources Of Pollution | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"Biologists are able to determine the sources of toxins in water by using clams as pollutant traps. Clams naturally clean water by feeding absorbing toxins in their tissues as they draw in water. By placing the clams downstream of industrial parks and highways, they can be analyzed for pollutants. Biologists open the clams after exposure to these waters and detach them from their shells-- various lab tests reveal contaminants in the waterway."

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VIDEO: Biologists teaming up with local high school students dredge up clams to use as detectives to help find the source of toxin leaks. Just another great innovative idea in education!

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