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Bacteria-Killing Plastic Could Reduce Infections

Bacteria-Killing Plastic Could Reduce Infections

Hospital patients can acquire infections from contaminated surfaces, but a new type of plastic could kill germs before they strike.

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Sea Diving for Medicine

Sea Diving for Medicine

Scientists searching for new treatments may find that the key to discovering new antibiotics and other medicines lies in the world’s oceans.

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Forensics in Another Light

Forensics in Another Light

Learn about the unexpected benefits and outcomes when parents join their kids in a hands-on study of forensic science.

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Cheese Making, Scientific Methodology, and STEM

Cheese Making, Scientific Methodology, and STEM

Making cheese is a fun, easy way to introduce your students to STEM concepts and scientific experiments.

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  • April/June 2016

    Topics include Megacities; the Zika Virus Outbreak; What Makes Fireflies Light Up?; the Advantages of Playing More; Option for Disposal of Electronic Waste.

  • October/December 2015

    Topics include Lighting the Way through Brain Surgery; "Smart" Gel Immediately Begins Healing Process; ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Breakthroughs

  • July/September 2015

    Topics include Creating an NGSS Lab; the Science of Fireworks; Why are Dutch People So Tall?; Smartwindows Change Color in Weather

  • April/June 2015

    Topics include 3D Printers and the Consumer Electronics Show; Gold and Platinum Found in Sewage; Chimps Drum with Signature Style; How Fast is the Speed of Light?

  • November/December 2011

    Topics include Nuclear Science - Past, Present, and Future; Summer Solstice; Two Sciences that Surround Us; Total Solar Eclipse - A Few Minutes, Experience of a Lifetime.

  • September/October 2011

    Topics include Get Involved with October's Celebration - National Chemistry Week and World Food Day; Saying Goodbye to Shuttle Launches; Cooking with Physicists?

  • April/May 2011

    Topics include Artificial Life Forms Aren't Just Science Fiction Anymore; Lesson Plans that Engage Students; Human Skin vs. The Ozone; New Species of Fish Discovered

  • January/February 2011

    Topics include K'NEX Challenge Winners Revealed; The NSTA Conference Not to Miss; Bionic Eye Takes Sight; Game Systems Go Head-to-Head; Virtual Devices of the Future

  • Fall 2010

    Topics include Oil and Water Don't Mix; Profile - Randy Pausch; K'NEX Challenge - Creativity Connects with Fun; The Science of 'Super Fountains'; Shedding Some Light on the Matter

  • Spring 2010

    Topics include Growing, Living, Teaching and Eating Green; Profile - Garrett Augustus Morgan; Airport Security - Use of Whole Body Imaging; Calcium Causes Problems at International Space Station

  • Fall 2009

    Topics include Raising Millions of Eyes to the Night Skies; Profile - Christa McAuliffe ; Ulysses Ends Long Odyssey; Online Communities Offer Risks and Rewards.

  • Spring 2009

    Topics include Beyond Petroleum - Alternative Energy Sources for a Post-Oil Nation; Profile - Charles Drew; Robots Invade Disaster City; Nano News; It's About Time...

  • Fall 2008

    Topics include: The Challenge of Safe Science; Profile - Michael Faraday; New Pathways for Electricity - Nanotechnology Bends the Rules of Electrical Conductivity.

  • Spring 2008

    Topics include Lie of the Needle - Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports; Profile - Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnett; What is a Pulsar?; What Makes a Winning Racehorse?

  • Fall 2007

    Topics include A Deeper Understanding - The Importance of Underground Laboratories; Profile - Don Jeffry Herbert; That Fantastic, Cleaning, Whitening Magical Goop.

  • Spring 2007

    Topics include The Science of Questioned Documents; Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorilla; Animals With Accents?

  • Fall 2006

    Topics include Alternative Fuels; Profile - Leonardo Da Vinci; Nanotech Powers Navy Into the Future; When Stars Collide…

  • Spring 2006

    Topics include Huge Advances in a Tiny Science; Profile - Chien-Shiung Wu; It's Cold. It's Hot. It's Fusion!; Kiss Your Universe Goodbye!

  • Fall 2005

    Topics include: New Frontiers in Stem Cell Research; Profile - Vivien Theodore Thomas; The Global Concern for Environmental Issues.

  • Fall 2004

    Topics include TV Crime Science Exposed; Profile - Marie Curie; Lab Renovation and Construction






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