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Quantum Levitation-where science videos don't get any cooler!

This video demonstrating the power of superconductivity has been making the rounds this week and is an example of how video is really the best way to capture and share with thousands of viewers the amazing power of science!You will notice that the video is a demonstration without the science explained live...

October 19, 2011 — Joanne Manaster

Cerebral Palsy Challenger

I have been taking part in a fundraising drive raising money for people with cerebral palsy called ‘The Cerebral Palsy Challenge’. I have been wearing a pedometer for the last few weeks with the aim of walking the equivalent number of steps it would take to climb Mt...

October 19, 2011 — James Byrne

Weekly Highlights #8 - some recent SHERP work

Current and recent students at the NYU program for science, health and environmental reporting (SHERP) have published some great stuff recently. Here is a sampling for your enjoyment: Rachel Nuwer teamed up with Cornelia Dean and published an article in the New York Times (Nation section): Salmon-Killing Virus Seen for First Time in the Wild on the Pacific Coast: A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Columbia said on Monday, stirring concern that it could spread there, as it has in Chile, Scotland and elsewhere.....

STAFFOctober 19, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - The Pill, Hump Day, Sherlock Holmes and more.

Sorry for the delay! I just flew back from the wonderful Science Writers meeting (check out official coverage) and then promptly crashed and slept 12 hours straight.Now back in the saddle, I ask you to check out the new Image of the Week over on the right hand side...- Jennifer Frazer - The Story of Spigelia genuflexa, or, Why Biology Needs YOU - Scicurious - The Pill and Relationship Satisfaction, aka the power of interpretation - Melissa C...

STAFFOctober 19, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

The Metamorphosis

Image of the Week #13, October 18, 2011:
From: Friday Fodder, October 14, 2011 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics ...

October 19, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Head Not in the Clouds: Demanding More from Tech Innovation

The 11th annual M.I.T. Technology Review emerging technology (Emtech) conference kicked off Tuesday with a session covering "lessons in innovation." It's not easy to sum up a day at an Emtech, particularly when the theme is something as broad as "innovation"—and calling something innovative doesn't necessarily make it so.But if you view Emtech in the context of New York Times columnist Steven Johnson's opening presentation today about the "fourth quadrant"—how innovators build on previous progress to develop something new—you begin to see a pattern...

October 18, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

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