Space is the subject of much wonder and fantasy, as well as research and debate. Currently, that debate tends to center around whether or not funding for space exploration and research should be cut in favor of other pressing needs, such as education and the environment, and it should not be.
A new book by a Philadelphia-area author to encourage girls to explore STEM careers was released Thursday in conjunction with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Written by Ellen Langas of Haverford, "Super Science Girls!" is the latest book in her Girls Know How series, which encourages girls to explore their dream careers.
The national nonprofit to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 is a "stunning success story," Clinton said on Tuesday. The group, which has a network of nearly 300 public and private organizations that have collectively pledged more than $90 million, is on track to reach its goal, with more than 40,000 new STEM teachers already trained at the halfway point.
"The VEX Robotics World Championship is an exciting ride from start to finish. It's truly inspiring to witness the hard work and dedication of these teams, who competed all year to get an invitation to Louisville," said Paul Copioli, president of VEX Robotics.
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m.
Volunteers supported by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, joined other scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry professionals in visiting U.S. Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., yesterday to urge support for measures to strengthen America's ability to compete in the world photonics industry.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday revealed his plans for rolling back net neutrality, one of the most controversial items up for consideration at the agency.
A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware. The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. for computer crimes, surpassing the 20-year jail term imposed on American hacker and former U.S.
Sometimes, students need a little nudge - and some freedom - to finally understand how to succeed in school. That was the case for one teenager in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She was encouraged to enroll in a program that allowed her to take classes at her own pace. She had a 1.6 GPA when she entered the program last fall, in her junior year of high school.
The number of patents issued in fields related to cutting carbon emissions climbed from 15,970 in 2009 to approximately 35,000 in 2014 and 2015, before slipping back slightly to about 32,000 in 2016, according to a new report issued today