Posts Tagged: Science

Navy, NSF Taps Utah State Professor to Research Spider Silk

Prof. Randy Lewis, a molecular biologist at Utah State University, has received nearly $1.15 million in grants from the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation to develop spider silk production methods. Lewis aims to make technology in which silk-making genes of arachnids are transferred to other animals to help boost production, USU saidRead… Read more »

SpaceX Launches Into the Future: A new era of space travel and innovations is right around the corner.

At 3:44 a.m E.T. this morning, May 22 2012, SpaceX launched its unmanned cargo capsule, the Dragon C2, carried by their rocket, the Falcon 9, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This remarkable event will forever be marked as the first time a private company had sent a spacecraft into space. It is expected that it shouldRead… Read more »

Politics. Ethics. Economic Literacy.

Many of the pressing moral and political issues today have an economic origin. Students especially need to have the critical tools to help them evaluate economic policy issues and the principles underlying and dividing them. At the UH Hobby Center for Public Policy, we now have the means to provide students with such tools. ARead… Read more »

Living Science: Why Social Networks For Scientists Don’t Work (Yet)

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — A “Facebook for Scientists”? It may sound silly, or redundant, but it’s becoming more of a reality. Maybe. A new startup based in Germany named ResearchGate has already convinced roughly 1.4 million researchers to become members and begin sharing. On it, you can search your email accounts to find peopleRead… Read more »

St. Charles School Science Fair 2012

(Guest Post) The annual St. Charles Middle School Science Fair in Arlington was held Friday morning, Fedruary 3rd, in the auditorium, exhibiting the research of the sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes. On display were 39 research projects covering the physical sciences of chemistry, physics, and earth science, as well as the behavioral and socialRead… Read more »

White House hosts second annual science fair, celebrates academic achievement

Yesterday in Washington, President Obama hosted the second annual White House Science Fair. Video of his comments is embedded below, along with a storify of exhibits and students from the day. “The young people I met today, the young people behind me — you guys inspire me. It’s young people like you that make meRead… Read more »

Initial Enthusiasm and Job Satisfaction

Abstract:The inverse relationship between time on the job and level of satisfaction is driven by the context of organizational decision making. Although Happiness is an inside job to be sure, there are things that can be done to improve organizational bonding and effectiveness. The importance and methods are known. 1) Recognize that the workplace isRead… Read more »

Online with multiple parts of your identity

I made the point at the Govloop conference on last Wednesday that unlike the model of Facebook that people have one singular identity online I, as other social scientists, predicate on the idea that individuals have lives in which we have a variety of identities. By identity I mean the way that each person understandingsRead… Read more »

500,000 Downloads Since June: The National Science Foundation’s Science360 for iPad App

I just met Paul David Flagg from the National Science Foundation where we are both presenting at the NOAA Communications Cafe for their executive team in Annapolis. I noticed he had some amazing pictures on his iPad and asked what they were. He said I was looking the National Science Foundation’s Science360 iPad App –Read… Read more »

VIDEO: Measure snow, help climate change researchers — featuring GovLoop Founder!

This isn’t necessarily government related, but it is mostly definitely GovLoop Founder-related. is collaborating with a climate research project at the University of Waterloo called Snow Tweets. To help researchers track climate change, we’re requesting that people find a ruler, go outside, and measure the depth of snow wherever they happen to be. Then,Read… Read more »