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STEM Education Today Ensures a Skilled Workforce Tomorrow

July 22, 2016

The National Energy Technology Laboratory promotes STEM education that will ensure a skilled workforce in the future by establishing connections and partnerships that provide education resources for teachers, hosting and cohosting Science Bowl® competitions, visiting regional schools, bringing students to the lab to see STEM professionals in action, and offering internships for college students

New brain map provides unprecedented detail in 180 areas of the cerebral cortex

July 21, 2016

A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and associates lays out the landscape of 180 areas of the cerebral cortex in painstaking detail; 97 of these areas have never been previously described. The new map is intended to help researchers studying brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy.

Musk's new master plan for Tesla

July 21, 2016

In the context of the recent Autopilot problem, Musk clarified why Tesla is deploying partial autonomy now, rather than waiting until some point in the future: “When used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability.

Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses

July 21, 2016

Half of higher education students taking advantage of online instruction said in a survey they either would not or were not sure they would attend live courses even if they were available to them. That's according to the fifth annual survey by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research on the demographics of students who are pursuing online college degrees.

Google Fiber no longer a moonshot - it's a 'real business'

July 21, 2016

Fiber operates only in a handful of cities, with six more being built out, and it's in discussion with 13 more cities. Consumers on social media are vocal about wanting it in their cities, and mayors -- eager to flaunt access to cutting edge Internet - vie to be chosen by Google. The slow pace of expansion is frustrating some consumers and it's allowing competitors to race ahead.

Project Bloks: Google’s New Coding Kit a Plus for Tangible Programming and STEM Education

July 20, 2016

Tangible programming isn’t a new concept. But Google has plans to accelerate its adoption and increase its accessibility in schools with a new coding kit. It has created an open hardware platform that developers, makers and designers can use to create hands-on programming experiences for kids.