Experiences offered to students included Google Tilt Brush, a 3-D drawing space similar to Photoshop where students could print out their creations as souvenirs, Ocean Rift, a smartphone-based VR program created to give users an under-the-sea experience with animals of their choosing (e.g. sea turtles, dolphins, sharks etc.) and Lucky’s Tale, a Mario-like VR gaming experience.
A NASA mission's GPS prowess is now part of the record books: The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission just broke a Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. The four MMS satellites set the new space record by using GPS navigation at a
The National Science Foundation estimates that U.S. R&D funding reached an all-time high of $499 billion in 2015. Of that total, the federally sponsored share fell to a record-low 23 percent while the business sector’s share rose to a record-high 69 percent.
Starting later this month, NASA plans to launch a group of very tiny satellites into space. These cutting-edge devices will orbit the Earth, taking atmospheric measurements, monitoring storms, and studying factors associated with climate change.
Tuesday was National STEM Day and the White House has made an effort over the past year to improve STEM education and increase access to STEM opportunities for underrepresented groups such as women and minorities.
Fighting computer viruses isn't just for software anymore. Binghamton University researchers will use a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how hardware can help protect computers too.
Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled later this week to visit McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations in Antarctica, where he'll meet with researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Kerry is set to become the first secretary of state, and the most senior U.S. government official, to travel to Antarctica, where the U.S.
Companies active in research and development (R&D) employed 1.5 million scientists, engineers, researchers, managers, technicians, support staff and other R&D workers in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).
On November 2, 2016, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report outlining best practices for the education technology industry (“Ed Tech”). In Ready for School: Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data, Attorney General Har