Amateur astronomers, space junkies, people with kids, or anyone who loves a good show: This week is a great week to go outside and do some skywatching. The Perseids, an annual meteor shower so named because it looks like they come out of the constellation Perseus, peak this week.
When most people talk about beefing up STEM education, they mean expanding the availability of the integrated learning of science, technology, engineering and math classes.
Politicians talk about issues they think will sway voters, a tenet that explains why U.S. presidential candidates never say much about science, research, and innovation on the campaign trail. That perennial silence frustrates scientific leaders, who feel that citizens deserve to know where the candidates stand on issues ranging from climate change to cybersecurity.
The idea that technology can lower the cost of education while improving quality - or improve quality while keeping costs steady, or lower costs while keeping quality steady - is anchored in basic misconception about how technology behaves. This misconception is that new technologies substitute for existing actions, or for existing technologies.
Several years ago, many teachers began to experiment with using modern technology in their classrooms.
Security researchers have identified a complex malware dubbed “ProjectSauron” that hid, undetected, within a number of organizations for five years. Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab described ProjectSauron as an extremely sophisticated platform for cyber-espionage Monday.
The White House has taken this even further, but requiring that federal government, when creating new software, also make at least part of it available for the public to provide feedback and innovate on. Why is this important?
The U.S. market for wearable technologies in education is expected to grow at a rate of nearly 46 percent per year through 2020, according to market research firm Technavio.
In the search for carbon-free sources of energy to power the 21st century, more and more people are considering advanced nuclear reactors, and the potential they offer. As a nation, we must make a concerted effort to introduce new technologies into the nuclear arena. Other countries are already investing in the nuclear challenge to provide emission-free baseload electricity economically.
Chen, who earned a doctorate in physiology at Michigan in 2008, has joined thousands of high-achieving overseas Chinese recruited to come home through the 1,000 Talents program, one of many state efforts launched in recent years to reverse a decades-long brain drain.