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Interest of the day

A blog about miscellaneous topics.

Untold stories of STEM

morreale Tuesday 20 of December, 2016
The White House is running a series of events celebrating the untold stories of women in STEM. Michelle Obama hosted some of the cast members from the new movie Hidden Figures which tells the story of the women working at NASA and their contributions to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.

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Shale gas vs coal

morreale Monday 10 of October, 2016
If you saw the gentleman in the red shirt at the debate last night, well it turns out EPA regulations aren't holding coal production back. According to a new report, it turns out the natural gas industry is advancing technology at a faster rate than to coal industry. His shirt color choice is unfortunate (Star Trek fans know what I mean), but workers in that industry might find other jobs in clean energy if retraining programs are available. The coal industry should also adopt R&D programs into carbon technology that mirrors the semiconductor industry. We are just in the beginning of the carbon electronics development and it could have a major positive impact on our economy.

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The physics photographer

morreale Saturday 10 of September, 2016
Reidar Hahn has been photographing physics project at the FemiLab for 29 years. Business Insider has posted some of his wonderful photographs that show some of the high tech devices used to understand how the universe works. The Symmetry website was the first to give him the title of The Physics Photographer.

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30 Most Influential Women in 3D Printing

morreale Wednesday 17 of August, 2016
The All3DP website has posed a list of the 30 Most Influential Women in 3D Printing. The top five include:
  • Neri Oxman — Professor at Mediated Matter Lab, MIT
  • Limor “LadyAda” Fried — Founder of Adafruit
  • Arita Mattsoff — Global Marketing Manager at Stratasys
  • Kerry Hogarth — Founder of Additive Manufacturing Show
  • Jennifer A. Lewis — Professor at Harvard & Founder of Voxel8

Laser cut dress

morreale Monday 25 of July, 2016
Nancy Yi Liang designed and made a laser cut dress with ArcSin function pattern.

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CRISPR-Cas9

morreale Thursday 05 of May, 2016
CRISPR-Cas9 is a genetic engineering tool that lets researchers program genes easily. Watch this technology because it will be an important in developing cures for genetic diseases, altering DNA, and making things that perhaps should not be made. Geneticist Jennifer Doudna describes the technology, it's uses, and asks the genetic engineering community to work out the ethical issues before using the technology.