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Canadian astronauts see bright future for space exploration
While retired astronaut Chris Hadfield pens a book about his experiences, two of his younger colleagues are busily preparing for their turns in space. And their missions could take them even farther than their predecessors. "We're thinking of deep space exploration," said rookie astronaut David Saint-Jacques.
Manufacturers urged to embrace biotechnology
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The U.K.’s manufacturing industry must embrace biotechnology a senior minister said today as he met with industry representatives. Leading manufacturers and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum are promoting the varied applications of biotechnology at an exhibition in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon attended.
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Nanotechnology battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer. The research shows the potential of manufactured sheets of aligned carbon nanotubes coated with silicon, a material with a much higher energy storage capacity than the graphite composites typically used in lithium ion batteries.
Applying science to communicate science
Anybody who communicates for a living faces a certain degree of frustration. No matter how hard you try, some people just don't get the intended message. For areas like politics and economics, this typically means that some people don't buy in to your interpretation of things. But when it comes to science, the failures end up involving an inability to convey basic facts.
As data flow, scientists advocate for quality control
As sensor networks revolutionize ecological data collection by making it possible to collect high frequency information from remote areas in real time, scientists with the U.S. Forest Service are advocating for automated quality control and quality assurance standards that will make that data reliable.
Women shaping the world through technology
The prominence of Sheryl Sandberg, chief information officer of Facebook, and Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo!, signals a leading role for women in the innovation and technology sector. Yet the number of women engaged in the IT workforce which are often less than 25 per cent, suggests considerable room for growth.
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