The future of transportation is arriving fast -- in particular, at 0 to 400 miles per hour in mere seconds. The minds behind Hyperloop One were able to successfully demonstrate its core technology, although it's not exactly a giant leap closer to traveling between cities at a rate faster than an airplane.
Inventors and investors demand a system that affords predictable and durable intellectual property rights in a timely manner. If the system that we implement for granting patent rights does not meet those criteria, inventors will not make use of the system, the public store of knowledge will suffer, and investment in innovative and entrepreneurial domestic enterprises will diminish.
Women in STEM, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics earn 33% more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. Personally, I would add sales, technology sales, and a career that provided support, unlimited earning potential and flexibility in my own life.
The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer. Sailors' uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer's skipper.
You can't just slap on a VR headset and call it done; you also need a PC that’s compatible with the system. Right now, fewer than 1 percent of PCs on the market now can handle VR, and it’s estimated that they need to be seven times more powerful than current computers.
What is now called career and technical education developed from the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act, which promoted vocational agriculture training to address a lack of skilled workers in agriculture and manufacturing, and to prepare the workforce for increasing industrialization of the economy.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which was established by the White House in the 1980's to recognize Latino leaders, organizes programs to prepare Hispanic youth entering rapidly growing industries.
You might not expect the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to be focused on kindergarten, but that is exactly where Susan Hockfield thinks STEM education needs to start. "We can't wait until college to encourage young people to pursue STEM," Hockfield says. "You have to start very early, like in kindergarten, and increase the exposure, increase the enthusiasm.
Manufacturing may be facing some headwinds, but it’s undeniably in the midst of a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems, and processes of the modern factory. Despite the risks -- and despite recent history -- industrial manufacturing companies cannot afford to ignore these advances.
It's tempting to think that a text document, especially one that is challenging to read, may not be the best way to get eighth graders engaged in learning science. But Hill understands that simply experimenting hands-on with materials isn’t necessarily going to help his students learn or invest in their work.