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Science Saturday: Community explores chemistry at VSU | News

VALDOSTA — All ages could explore the fun-filled and educational opportunity to learn about the chemistry of fabrics. Valdosta State University hosted Science Saturday sponsored by the Southwest Georgia section of the American Chemical Society. The 2022 theme for National Chemistry Week (Oct. 16-22) was fabulous fibers. Dr. Linda de la Garza, VSU chemistry instructor, said, …

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QuEST Project Increases Pre-College Exposure to Quantum Information Science |

With $1.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are spearheading pre-college exposure to quantum information science. Their project, Quantum Education for Students and Teachers program (QuEST), will advance quantum education, physical …

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Five questions with Victor Cai, the 2nd place winner of the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search

This past spring, Victor Cai came in second place and won $175,000 in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search. Victor, of Orefield, Pennsylvania, won for creating a short-range, narrow-bandwidth radar that calculates distance by transmitting two signals at different frequencies and then measures the phase difference between them. This short-range distance-sensing radar could one day …

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Most Americans do trust scientists and science-based policy-making – freaking out about the minority who don’t isn’t helpful

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) John C. Besley, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) Most Americans – 81% – think government investments in scientific research are “worthwhile investments for society over time,” according to the Pew Research Center’s latest survey on public perceptions of science. …

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From the lab to your ears: The best science podcasts for you

There’s a podcast for just about everything these days, from true crime to ancient history to political commentary. If you’re interested in the world around you, science podcasts will teach you everything by combining in-depth research with entertaining dialogue. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: CrowdScience For those who are curious about …

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Transferring to St. Thomas for Exercise Science – Newsroom

After attending Johns Hopkins University, her “dream school,” for a year, Ally Starks ’25 decided that a change of pace was in order. Burnt out, the Bloomington, Minnesota, native took a year off to focus on her mental health and coach volleyball. She switched from studying pre-med molecular and cellular biology at Johns Hopkins to …

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Americans Value U.S. as Scientific Leader, but 38% Say Country Is Losing Ground Globally

Widening partisan divide over scientists’ place in policy debates Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans view science and their levels of confidence in groups and institutions in society, including scientists and medical scientists. For this analysis, we surveyed 10,588 U.S. adults from Sept. 13-18, 2022. Everyone who took part in the …

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An inside look at climate science at the edge of the Earth

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS often consider Svalbard a hotspot of global warming. Since the 1990s, Earth’s average temperature has increased by less than 1°C, but the average winter on the frosty archipelago sandwiched between mainland Norway and the North Pole has crept up 1.7°C with each decade. In these remote reaches of the planet, even a few degrees …

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Environmental science facility among work suggested for upcoming SVSU capital projects

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI—Officials with Saginaw Valley State University have been discussing the concept of a new facility for the school’s environmental science program. While more tangible details are still being worked on, members of the SVSU board of control agreed to add the $10 million project to its capital outlay plan for fiscal years 2024- …

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No longer science fiction: Artificial intelligence makes its way to interventional radiology

artificial intelligence, noun: The capacity of computers or other machines to exhibit or simulate intelligent behavior; the field of study concerned with this. Abbreviated AI. A computer that can simulate intelligence may still sound like science fiction, but scientists across the globe are looking for ways to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve our daily …

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