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Rapid Detection of Infections with Bacterioscan for UTIs & More Underway

Bacterioscan is FDA approved for urinary tract infections. The St. Louis-based company also has plans to provide rapid detection of other infections.

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Hyperloop One in Missouri? How Missouri Became Ranked Among Top Locations in the World

Learn how Missouri became a leader in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.

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Clever Real Estate Startup Offers Flat Fee to Home Sellers & Connections to Partner Agents

Clever Real Estate offers $3,000 flat fee connecting home sellers with partner agents.

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MoDOT Prepares to Test Driverless Technology in Slow-Moving Work Zones

MoDOT wants to remove drivers from the rear trucks of slow moving work zones by adding driverless vehicles to its fleet.

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BIGFOOT 4×4 TECHNOLOGY: BIGFOOT Anatomy from Chassis to Gas-Over-Hydraulic Shock Performance

From the newest chassis to BIGFOOT’s gas-over-hydraulic shocks, the company says the advancements are helping BIGFOOT perform better than ever!

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High Tech Meets Fresh Food

New technology is influencing almost everything, including the way we get food. A company has new technology that would connect farmers and buyers by app.

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BIGFOOT 4×4 Technology: BIGFOOT 4×4 is a Giant Among Innovators in the Monster Truck Industry

Discover how BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc. is a leading innovator in the monster truck industry.

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Rainfall Prediction Becomes More Accurate with New Research Helping Forecasters

University of Missouri scientists have developed a system that improves the precision of rainfall forecasts by accounting for evaporation.

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Plans for High-Speed Travel with Hyperloop Route in Missouri Gain Momentum

A hyperloop route connecting St. Louis and Kansas City could take less than 30 minutes, compared to four hours by car.

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Aerosol Science & Engineering Achievements in St. Louis

The world’s leading aerosol, climate, energy and nanoparticle researchers gather in St. Louis, which has a rich history of aerosol science and policy.

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Computer-Simulated Soybeans & Machine Learning for Seed Performance of All Crops

Computational model for farmers and seed-makers to take the guesswork out of which variety of seeds to plant each year.

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Zinc Plays Vital Role Battling Infertility in Humans and Farm Animals

A discovery in animal science infertility research at Mizzou could improve human infertility diagnostics and therapies.

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Electronic Tags & Drones Collect New Data on Blue Whales and Humpback Whales

Scientists are collecting data on the swimming habits of blue whales and humpback whales in the wild using drones and electronic tags.

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Origin of Life Research has Scientists Asking ‘Could Life Begin in Oil?’

Origin of life research at SLU examines what life might look like on other planets – or, here on earth – if life began in oil.

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Boeing 777X Wing & Tail Parts in Production in St. Louis Including Innovative Folding Wingtip

Boeing is building major composite parts of the wing and tail of the forthcoming 777X jet at Boeing’s St. Louis Composite Center of Excellence.

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Life on Mars: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical ‘Building Blocks for Life’ on the Red Planet

NASA’s Curiosity rover found new evidence preserved in rocks that suggests Mars could have supported ancient life.

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NVIDIA ‘Holodeck’ Aimed at Collaboration with Virtual Reality

It is St. Louis not Silicon Valley where some of the most cutting edge work in virtual reality is being done. Here, NVIDIA’s VR team has developed “Holodeck”

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Two Missouri Grade School Students Create a Holographic Learning Tool Using a Smart Table

Two Orchard Farm students are recognized for their innovative holographic learning tool using a smart table.

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MoDOT Takes New Approach to Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers Using BlinkLink Technology

MoDOT claims success with BlinkLink, an advanced messaging and notification system using radar, cameras and sensors to stop wrong-way crashes.

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Innovative SLU Lab Develops New Way to Grow Nanowires & 2D Nanostructures for Emerging Technologies

A Saint Louis University research team explains their innovative technique to produce nanoscale materials using simple processes.

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Daycare Air Quality Measurement Tool Could Benefit Children’s Health

Mizzou researchers develop new tool that puts air quality to the test in daycare centers.

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What to Watch in June

ARCHFARE Food, innovation, ideas and more come together in a brand new venture stemming from our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. Join Mich Hancock, Raven Fox, Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty Arts & Sleepy Kitty Music, Mike Konzen of PGAV, and Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt on ArchFare! Our pilot episode discusses the concept of ‘design’ with some top-notch designers […]

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St. Louis-Based SirenGPS is Successful in Texas as App Improves 911 Location Accuracy

The SirenGPS app helps first responders find people faster when they use the app’s 911 panic button.

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Telemedicine for Rural Opioid Crisis: Videoconferencing for Training Doctors on Opioid Addiction

Dr. Jennifer Allen has far too often seen how the devastating effects of opioid addiction can take on a community. Whether it’s in her primary practice in Quincy, Illinois, or her clinic 30 minutes away in Hannibal, Missouri, patterns tend to emerge when it comes to opioids. The University of Missouri School of Medicine has […]

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Mizzou Researchers Develop Teeth-Whitening Gel Designed for Smartphone Use

An innovative teeth-whitening kit is developed by Mizzou spin-off company, Nanova Biomaterials.

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Innovative Dental Composites & Painless “Cool Flame” Plasma Brush for Longer Lasting Fillings

A University of Missouri engineer and president of Nanova Biomaterials, has developed a “flowable” composite that can be injected in a cavity and hardened in less than 20 seconds through a high-intensity light. Hao Li, PhD, created longer lasting fillings for dental restoration called NovaPro Flow. The composites are comprised of calcium phosphate nanofibers. Li […]

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A delectable debut: Introducing ArchFare

HEC & TEDxGatewayArch are taking you on an exploration of the best of our St. Louis food, ideas and innovation! By Amanda Honigfort, ArchFare Executive Producer As you may know, HEC is proud of our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. We’ve been their official media sponsor for three fantastic events now, and we’re ready to take our […]

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Origin of Life Research Leads to Potassium Discovery

Chemical origin of life research at Saint Louis University leads to potassium discovery.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and HEC-TV is “lighting up blue.” Here are some stories we have covered dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from new studies suggesting stress during pregnancy may lead to ASD, to world-renown Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin speaking of her experiences with Autism. Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of […]

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Facial Recognition Technology for Convenience Stores & More: Using Your Face to Unlock Doors

Blue Line Technology’s facial recognition software is designed as a deterrent for armed robbery and theft, improving customer and employee safety.

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Investigational Device For Heart Failure Patients Stimulates Cells in Arteries to Improve Function

Investigational device stimulates baroreceptors in the arteries of the neck to signal the heart, kidneys and blood vessels that may improve heart function.

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Indoor Drones for Warehouse Inventory and Facility Inspection

Corvus Robotics provides an inventory and inspection solution for warehouse and manufacturing facilities.

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A Drone Designed to Carry up to 500 Pounds: Boeing’s New Cargo Air Vehicle

Boeing’s electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing multi-copter UAV is designed to carry up to 500 pounds.

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What to Watch April 2018

  Technology in Athletics We’ve recently brought you two stories about how science and technology is helping athletes train. First, MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs and provide advice from experts in the sport. They recently moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant. The company stems from the […]

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MyStrengthBook Strengthening Their Business Through Move To Saint Louis

MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs. They moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant.

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Meetings Go Back to the Future

Much that doesn’t work about corporate meetings is being tackled by a St. Louis company that is throwing out modern tech, and using toys and cartoons instead.

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The Distiller in Pink Boots

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer Forget all the attention the whiskey, gin and vodka is getting at Restless Spirits Distilling in the form of awards. Overlook the partnership it’s formed with Irishman John Teeling, the father of the Irish whiskey renaissance, to import and bottle some of his whiskey under their Sons of Erin label. Instead, focus on […]

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The Distiller in Pink Boots

Former science teacher/grandma Benay Shannon is one of only six female distillers in the US. See how she and her distilled spirits stand out from the crowd.

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Imagery-Assisted Virtual Reality for Athletic Training

SIUE athletes used imagery-assisted virtual reality to increase their confidence and performance.

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How Blueberries Improve Cancer Treatment by Helping to Kill Cancer Cells

Blueberry extract combined with radiation can increase the effectiveness of cervical cancer treatment.

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Low-Cost Autonomous Car is Inspired by Insects

FlowBot is inspired by the way insects use an optical flow method to navigate and avoid obstacles in an agile manner.

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Aerial Insights Deploys Drone Technology for UAV Inspections and Data Collection

Aerial Insights is using drones with cutting-edge technology like thermal imaging to help power and infrastructure companies with maintenance and repair.

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The World’s Largest 3D Printed Object for 777X Airplane at Boeing

The 777X wing trim and drill tool is now the world’s “largest solid 3-D printed item,” certified by Guinness World Records

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Video Game Technology Helping Physical Therapy Patients & Athletes at Mizzou Lab

Mizzou researchers are using the depth camera associated with video game systems to help physical therapy patients and athletes.

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New Software for Drug Companies to Make Drugs Cheaper, Faster and Better

New software will provide pharmaceutical companies the ability to develop drugs cheaper, faster and better by improving calculations of drug-target binding.

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Scopio Finds Images on Social Media, Letting Users Get Paid for Their Photos

A company with roots in St.Louis is finding ways to sift through social media to find marketable photos. From there, they put brands and photographers together.

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Personal Safety in the Modern World | Nick Droege

Nick explains and demos advance personal safety application from Safetrek.

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New Method of Protection Against Pneumococcal Pneumonia

VaxNewMo has engineered E. coli to manufacture pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

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3-D Hologram of Patient’s Heart Floating in Mid-Air is a Heartbeat Away for St. Louis Startup

Startup’s 3D augmented reality platform features real-time holography of patient’s heart.

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How jellyfish shed bioluminescent light on dying oceans, a memoir

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer St. Louis native Juli Berwald has a gift: she exudes enthusiasm and it’s contagious. That’s a very good thing since her current passion is jellyfish — not exactly the most riveting of topics. But, when she talks or writes about the invertebrates, you’re completely drawn in. The goal of her debut […]

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VoiceXP is Harnessing the Power of Voice Using Voice-Activated Technology

VoiceXP, a St. Louis startup, is creating custom voice experiences while helping veterans start new careers in computer coding.

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Outdoor Metrix Offers Smart Hunting for Hunters to Predict and Plan the Next Hunt (Arch Grants)

Outdoor Metrix takes aim at hunters by giving them the tools to predict and plan their next hunt.

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New Smart Crop-Monitoring Platform Alerts Farmers & Growers About Their Crops

The PheNode is a ‘smart’, farm-ready, solar-powered environmental sensor and phenotyping station for crops.

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Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now

When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You expect to be in control of your internet experience. When you […]

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St. Louis Libraries Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots

St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will offer wi-fi hotspots for check-out starting December 15, 2017. The mobile hotspots will allow people to connect to the Internet, anywhere, any time with a wi-fi enabled device. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are coming together to help close the digital […]

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Big Ideas – Meeting Grand Challenges

Watch as three teams of Danforth Center scientists make a pitch for a grant that would extend their current research in agriculture and the environment.

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Computer Science for All Summit 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis

Is computer science education a civil right? Computer Science for All is a group that says yes. They met with educators at Washington University to prove it.

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Community Sunscreen Dispensers Provide Sun Protection and Awareness (Arch Grants)

St. Louis startup says community sunscreen dispensers promote the fight against skin cancer.

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The PUCK Smart Remote Controls Devices Using Smartphones

The creator of PUCK says you can toss your remotes with his patented wireless bluetooth low-energy to infrared bridge.

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Oxygen levels link to ancient explosion of life, researchers find

By Chuck Finder Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth’s evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers, including a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow from Washington University in St. Louis, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase […]

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Exercise in a Pill May One Day Help with Obesity and Diabetes

Saint Louis University scientists are developing ‘exercise in a pill’.

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clEAR Games for Hearing Impaired Engage Ears for Auditory Brain Training (Arch Grants)

They aren’t building hearing aids, clEAR is trying to develop a better brain. The company has developed computer games to help the hearing impaired.

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The National Weather Service is Searching for Meteorologists

Are you fascinated by the weather? Do you want to make it your career? There may be a better chance to work in meteorology than ever before.

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Benefits of a Protein-Packed Breakfast Fuels Ideas for Start Right Foods

The power of protein for breakfast inspires St. Louis startup, Start Right Foods.

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Telehealth Reduces Wait Times, Improves Care for Children with Autism

ECHO Autism helps families in rural areas by improving care for children with autism.

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Exploring Air & Space from STL

If you totally geeked out during the total solar eclipse, this show is for you; we’ve packed it with cool air and space experiences all around the STL area!

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Having A Blast: World Champion Festus High School Rocket Club

Festus High School Teacher, Devin Lorenz & his rookie Festus High School Rocket Club are the Team America and the International Rocketry Challenge Champions.

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STEAM Academy

The new STEAM Academy is bringing a project-based learning approach to the Ferguson-Florissant school district. It’s the first of its kind in St.Louis County.

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Open Mic with Mich Hancock, TEDx

  Click here to win VIP tickets to TEDxGatewayArch’s Ripple Effect: http://wshe.es/RiSlqSJq   Are you a TED-Head? Not sure? Well, according to Chris Anderson, the Executive Director of TED, “As of 2015, TED Talks are viewed some 100 million times every month – 1.2 billion times a year.” In other words, there are a ton of TED-Heads. […]

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Geniecast Gives Businesses Live, Interactive, Two-Way Video with Top Speakers and Experts

The technology behind FaceTime and Skype is now being repurposed by Geniecast. The company says it’s giving smaller businesses access to big-time speakers!

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Key to Muscle Regeneration Discovered at Saint Louis University

SLU researchers find the key to muscle regeneration, suggesting the nuclear receptor may be a good target for drugs to treat a variety illnesses and injuries.

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The Healing Power of Green Tea

A compound in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients who face complications associated with bone marrow disorders.

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Space Camp

Challenger Learning Center St. Louis campers have an “out of this world experience,” inspiring a lifelong interest in STEM.

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Personalized 3D Brain Maps to Guide Neurosurgeries

New personalized 3D brain maps can allow physicians to plan and perform surgeries more accurately and safely.

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SirenGPS Technology Tested at Fair St. Louis: Hoping to Improve 911 Response Times

SirenGPS is a St. Louis startup that created emergency management software to help first responders find people faster when they call 911.

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New Microscopic Technique Could Help Detect, Diagnose Melanomas

The fight against skin cancer just got a new weapon at the University of Missouri.

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Label Insight: Providing Product Transparency Through Data Science

Label Insight offers a new level of transparency about what’s inside food and beverage products.

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TEDx Gateway Arch Speakers Announced for Ripple Effect

  Once again, HEC-TV is proud to be partnering with TEDxGatewayArch as the official media sponsor of their October 27th flagship event. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2017 speakers take to the stage at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance and capture the […]

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New Drug Delivery Method to the Brain is Tested in Locusts

Washington University engineers are exploring a new drug-delivery method to the brain using gold and locusts!

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SMART Cells: Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Researchers rewire stem cells’ genetic circuits to autonomously produce a biologic drug when the cells encounter inflammation from arthritis.

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Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab Hopes to Improve Orthopedic Treatments for Pets and People

Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab could lead to better orthopedic treatments and procedures for small animals and humans.

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All About Science: Entrepreneur Creates Genius Games

Genius Games is a series of card and board games that teach players about atoms, ionic bonds and cell biology and structure.

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New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump Device Rids Body of Food Before Digestion

Meet one aspiration therapy patient who is losing weight. He once weighed over 400 pounds.

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Exit 7C: Startup Offers Smart Way to Pay for Gas at the Pump

St. Louis-based Exit 7C offers a smart way to pay for gas at the pump, using your phone and bank account.

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21st Century Magnatone: Magnatone Guitar Amplifiers are Making a Comeback

Magnatone is using the patented vibrato circuit from 1958 as the design platform for new guitar amps, bringing back the iconic pitch-shifting vibrato effect.

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Cornfield Robot: Mizzou Researchers Use Robotics in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

Mizzou engineers develop a robotic system to help develop drought tolerant corn. It’s changing the way scientists study climate variability and crops.

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The Global Inventory Project: Transforming Agriculture with Perennial Crops

The Missouri Botanical Garden is identifying plant species to develop into perennial crops for sustainable agriculture.

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New Device Treats Uterine Fibroids Without Any Incisions

An incision-free device designed to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids is introduced at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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New Way to Clean Cancer-Causing Chromium From Drinking Water

A Washington University engineer has found a new way to clean chromium from tap water using electricity.

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Celebrity Deaths Create Awareness about Aortic Dissection & Treatment at Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Aortic dissection is often undetected and undiagnosed, resulting in death. Mercy Vascular Surgeon Dr. Vito Mantese explains a new lifesaving treatment.

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SafeTrek Mobile App: Smart Way to Alert Police When You’re in Danger

SafeTrek is a mobile app for personal safety and security. Just open the app and have it ready! If you feel unsafe, keep a finger on “hold until safe” button.

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New Virtual Geology Lab Transforms Education Using HoloLens

Washington University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences opens the Virtual Geology Lab.

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Danforth Center’s Maker Movement: Plants, Robots & High Altitude Balloons

A Danforth Plant Science researcher uses his Maker Group skills to fly Raspberry Pi computer-equipped high altitude balloons as a hobby and a teaching tool.

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App-Connected Device ‘Wing’ Designed to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Sparo Labs designed a new way for asthma sufferers to better manage asthma with a pocket-sized spirometer that connects with an app on your smartphone.

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It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi

You know the old saying: it’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate the date that embodies everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than with precisely 3.14 facts about pi. 1 — A JAPANESE MEMORY MASTER CLAIMS HE CAN RECITE PI TO 111,700 DIGITS Memorizing pi is an […]

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NASA’s Use of HoloLens Puts St. Louis Scientist on Mars with Curiosity Rover

When Raymond E. Arvidson, PhD, is walking the halls of Washington University wearing Microsoft HoloLens, then he’s millions of miles away walking on Mars!

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Kirkwood Schools Among First to Use CrisisGo App for Security & Mobile Emergency Communications

The Kirkwood School District is one of the first to sign up for St. Louis-based CrisisGo, helping to grow the mobile emergency communications technology.

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The Science Behind Robots

Whether their purpose is to win a skills contest, vacuum the floor, perform surgery, or deliver a package, robots today are much more versatile than their scary counterparts from 1930’s science fiction films. How are robots designed and built to succeed at so many diverse tasks? What does it take to program a robot? And […]

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Green Nanotechnology: Golden Approach to Treating Liver Cancer

Green technology using gold nanoparticles could be the golden ticket to treating liver cancer. That’s the hope at University of Missouri School of Medicine.

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The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also be beneficial for the brains of much younger people. A study published Jan. 30 in the journal Pediatrics found that […]

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Geneoscopy Offers New Colorectal Cancer Screening Option

Geneoscopy offers a noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies, isolating and preserving biomarkers for colorectal cancer in stool samples.

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Natural Compound in Broccoli May Slow Aging Process

A natural compound found in some fruits and vegetables including broccoli, cucumbers, cabbage, avocado and edamame may slow the process of aging.

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Mantis Shrimp Eyes: Incredible Vision Decoded for Imaging Technologies & Early Cancer Detection

Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s superior eyesight, researchers are building polarization cameras for early cancer detection.

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]

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Zika Damages Male Fertility in Mice, What About Men?

Washington University researchers make an alarming discovery about Zika, and they play a major role identifying new hope for eventual treatment.

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. The ice cream cone, toasted ravioli, provel cheese, gooey butter cake – we’ve heard of the city’s most famous food inventions. But St. Louis, and the state we reside in, can claim many more – iced tea and 7up were both invented in St. Louis – as well […]

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Explore! Inventions

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Inventions big and small can change the way we live. The majority of great inventions happen in the most unexpected of ways. Take, for example, the story of Tim Leatherman. As a young man, Tim always carried a simple Boy Scout pocketknife with him everywhere he went. One night […]

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Makerspace Movement

St. Louis is central to a strong movement in education called Makerspace. We explain what it is, who the players are and how students are benefitting.

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Palm Oil Shopping App Helps Endangered Orangutans 

To save orangutans from extinction, shoppers can use an app to find if palm oil in consumer products is sustainably produced without clearing rain forest.

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Integrated Roadways: The Missouri-Based Company Creates ‘Smart’ Pavement

Integrated Roadways wants to turn roads into a digital network. The company’s smart pavement has embedded technology and fiber optic connectivity.

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Creation of Biofoam: Turning Salt Water into Drinking Water

Washington University engineers created a biofoam that can quickly and inexpensively transform salt water into drinking water.

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Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children with Autism

Too much stress can take a toll on a woman’s pregnancy. Is there a link between stress and children born with autism?

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Killing Cancer: Innovative Light Therapy Reaches Deep Tumors

Researchers found a way to kill cancer in deep tissues using a new light-based therapy. It delivers light through the blood stream directly to tumor cells.

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Boeing Drone Test Lab

Boeing has a new facility in St. Charles, Missouri to test autonomous air, land and sea vehicles, better known as drones.

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Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, pilot, decorated war veteran, and former senator, and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95. On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, 40-year-old John Glenn stepped inside a Mercury capsule, the spacecraft of America’s first human spaceflight program, for the Friendship 7 mission. Glenn entered orbit just fine, and […]

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‘Mars Rover Rescue’ Will Get Your Preschooler Ready For A Mission To The Red Planet

New children’s book features real science about exploring Mars. Is your little one already planning a trip to Mars? A new project on Kickstarter could be the first step in getting him or her there someday. The upcoming book, “Mars Rover Rescue,” is a little bit like a G-rated version of “The Martian” ― and while […]

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Benefits of Fidgeting: Toe-Tapping to Better Health

A fidgeting study at the University of Missouri shows that fidgeting helps prevent arterial dysfunction caused by hours of sitting.

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Pluto’s Frozen Heart May Hide Underground Ocean

Data from NASA’s New Horizons indicates Pluto’s icy heart is hiding an ocean. Washington University’s Dr. Bill McKinnon is part of the mission’s science team.

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Mindset App

DataDog Health has developed an app designed to let the user know when they’re feeling stress and help them manage it.

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MoDOT Seeks Smart Highways with Pilot Sites for Smart Pavement & Internet of Things

MoDOT is establishing pilot projects for smart highway proposals, and a Kansas City-based smart pavement company is making itself known to MoDOT.

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NEW YORK TIMES NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION OF SCIENTIFIC DATA AT THE DANFORTH CENTER’S CONVERSATIONS EVENT

Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times National Correspondent will be the featured panelist at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Series on Thursday, November 17. Amy is an acclaimed writer whose work provides an in-depth look at topics including ethical scientific issues, DNA and GMO regulation and new technologies with a humanistic perspective. […]

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Law & Technology: The Supreme Court Database at Washington University 

The next president will appoint Supreme Court justices, changing the balance of the court. Data at Washington University can be used to see possible outcomes.

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Washington University Turns Salt, Dirty Water into Drinking Water

Washington University engineers demonstrate how their biofoam can quickly transform salt water into drinking water.

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Obesity Inherited? Pregnant Woman’s High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet May Affect Future Generations

Local researcher is proving that a woman’s obesity can predispose her children and grandchildren to metabolic problems and obesity-related health conditions.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Parts of M0, ILL Best Viewing Spots

You’ve never seen an eclipse like this in the St. Louis area. And it’s coming in August 2017. HEC-TV shows you why it’s gotten NASA’s attention.

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New Horizons Mission Reveals Pluto’s Surface Active

Washington University’s William McKinnon is a leading scientist in NASA’s mission to Pluto. Analysis of the data surpassed everyone’s expectations!

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HEC Partners with TEDXGatewayArch To Bring Big Ideas to St. Louis

HEC-TV is proud to announce a new partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2016 speakers take to the stage at their December 10th flagship event, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance as the official media sponsor and kick off a multi-year partnership that will include television programing, community involvement and more. The TEDxGatewayArch Bounce […]

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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

  Here at HEC-TV, we are obsessed and heavily promote travel (just watch our Passports program) and chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology […]

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Babyation Startup: Building a New Breast Pump for Modern Moms

For new moms discouraged by breast pumps, the founders of St. Louis-based Babyation say they are modernizing breast pumps for today’s moms.

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Bomb Sniffing Cyborg Locusts: Washington University Researchers Create Biorobotic Smelling Machines

A team of Washington University researchers is working to turn locusts into biobots that can sniff out explosives.

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PluggedIN St. Louis: Matchmaking Platform for Startup Companies & Job Seekers

They help startups develop their hiring strategy & process and provide career coaching services to job seekers who want to work at a startup company.

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Alberti Program introduces kids to power, potential of architecture

By Liam Otten Sam Fox School, PGAV Destinations shaping next generation of architects Architecture shapes our environment. But studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world. A building, a neighborhood, a city — each is the result of particular priorities, circumstances and choices. It’s a startling realization, especially for young people, but […]

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A Glimpse At What Social Media Will Be Like In 10 Years

By Manoush Zomorodi O, The Oprah Magazine It feels like there’s a new app or platform being released every day ― some new tool for communication or consumption. But we don’t want to mindlessly scroll for hours: We want deeper relationships, deeper focus, deeper experiences. We used to be fascinated by reconnecting with old high […]

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Washington University Scientists Advance Zika Virus Research

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine are making strides combating Zika.

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Gas-Filled Balloon May Offer Weight Loss Option

Gas-filled balloons that can be swallowed and requires no surgery are among the the latest innovations in the fight against obesity.

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Olio City App, Personalized City Guide

Olio City’s artificial intelligence offers custom restaurant, nightlife and event suggestions tailored to the individual.

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Let’s Talk About…People, Plants and Partnerships: The Mizzou Connection

Come learn about the partnership between the University of Missouri and the Danforth Center and how it is impacting the region.

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Route 66 Solar Panels, Local Fight Against Zika & Fighting Obesity, August 2016

Route 66 in Missouri is getting ready for Solar Roadways. Find out about innovative travel, ice cream and weight loss!

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HEC-TV receives coveted Pinnacle Award from CILC

Content Providers across the globe earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is honored to be among them. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in live, interactive content aggregation, consulting, and support services. The […]

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July 2016 Innovations Headlines

Preview list of stories including astronauts using CST-100 Starliner trainers, the new MU ‘mamm van’ and Xbox gaming technology for X-Rays!

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Advancing Real-Time Virtualization, Cloud-Computing

New research is helping to meet the challenges of real-time systems, such as active safety features in automobiles, autonomous cars and ideas for smart cities.

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Swizzle & Olio in St. Louis, Saint Louis Zoo Science & Virtual Tango, June 2016

New in June: Swizzle technology in St. Louis, Olio City, artery imaging, zoo animal enrichment, and virtual tango for patients with Parkinson’s.

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This May Explain Why You Can’t Stop Hitting The Snooze

Night owls (like me) may get a bad rap for their late-night bedtimes, but science says genetics likely plays a big part in determining our sleep habits. This video from Vox explains that we all have a series of mini-internal body clocks in each cell of our bodies that condition us to want to go […]

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Combating Zika

Mizzou researchers discuss how different strategies are needed to fully tackle the mysteries of Zika virus.

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May 2016 Innovations Headlines

Watch the preview list of May stories: St. Louis Tech Startup Scene, Combating Zika, St. Louis Cyber Warriors & Battling Cyberterrorism.

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New era of scientific discovery being launched at Washington University

By Susan Killenberg McGinn Driving Discovery, ambitious Arts & Sciences project, to transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities A new era of scientific discovery is being launched at Washington University in St. Louis that will transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities in Arts & Sciences. Driving Discovery is an ambitious multiphase project in Arts & […]

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Uncovering Ireland’s Medieval Mystery

Join archeologists and HEC-TV on an unparalleled search for evidence of medieval village life on the shores of Ireland’s famous Lough Key. Life in 13th century Ireland, which was once a mystery, is about to be discovered in a first-of-its-kind archeological dig, documented exclusively by HEC-TV (The Higher Education Channel). Three years of extensive archeological […]

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay on the future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced that St. Louis will be the site for the Next NGA West Campus. Working closely with policymakers, intelligence professions as well as the Armed Forces the NGA provides world-class geospatial information to help make informed decisions. The NGA currently has a facility located near Anheuser-Busch brewery in the Soulard […]

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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

Dr. Travis Bradberry, Author of #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and president of TalentSmart, world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence. When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude […]

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St. Louis Cyber Warriors, STL Tech Startup Scene, & Combating Zika, May 2016

Meet St. Louis’ cyber warriors, the region’s researchers battling Zika and new technologies emerging in the St. Louis tech startup scene!

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Why is radioactive iron raining down on us?

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Microscopic ‘clocks’ time distance to source of galactic cosmic rays Supernova exploded in our ‘galactic neighborhood’ within the last few million years Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth  from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray […]

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Billionaire Has A $25 Million Plan To Get Young People Voting For Climate Action

By: Willa Frej The environmental super PAC NextGen Climate Action announced plans on Monday to engage young voters at 203 college campuses prior to November’s elections. Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor behind NextGen, told reporters that the group will spend about $25 million to register young voters, educate them about presidential and senatorial candidates’ stances on climate […]

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Seismic Sleuthing: Investigating Enemy Attacks & Nuclear Tests

Using 2006 records from a Baghdad seismometer, seismologists distinguish wartime mortars, rockets, improvised explosive devices, helicopters and drones.

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Climate Change May Be Causing Earth’s Poles To Shift

By: Jacqueline Howard and Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post The position of Earth’s axis has dramatically shifted, likely because of melting ice sheets (fueled by climate change) and natural changes in water storage on land, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances. Erik Ivins, senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-author of […]

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This trick can free up space on your iPhone

By: Brett Molina, USA TODAY , KSDK Owners of the iPhone — especially the 16 GB variety — know this scenario all too well: you try to take a photo or download an app and receive this dreaded message: “There is not enough available storage.” Naturally, the first instinct to delete photos or apps to free […]

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I-70: Road to Tomorrow

Traveling the speed of sound! Roadways that produce solar power! MoDOT’s exploring innovative ideas in an effort to redesign I-70.

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I-70, Energy and Environmental Trailblazers, March 2016

Roll call! Futuristic highway, hydrogen fuel cell technology, superior batteries for electronics, and a unique program in environmental sustainability.

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On this day in history…

On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb. After a childhood in Germany […]

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Remote Controlled Medication

A St. Louis researcher is creating the possibility for remote controlled medication: direct drug delivery to the brain using a hand held remote.

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Student leadership abounds at METC 2016

By Diane Tinucci, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Area educators look forward to it every year! And, they were not disappointed, as METC, the Missouri Education Technology Community Conference held in at the St. Charles Convention Center in February, was richer in information, ideas, and access to “ed-tech” leaders than ever. In its 33rd year, METC gathered […]

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Remote Controlled Medication

The future of remote controlled medication looks promising. With a click of a button, could medication be sent directly to specific brain circuits?

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Hope for Heart Failure Patients

To improve quality of life and keep HF patients out of the hospital, could a miniature, wireless monitoring sensor be the solution?

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Made in St. Louis: Exciting New Technology, February 2016

St. Louis innovators are creating new technologies with global appeal!

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Young, Wild, Debt-Free: 5 Ways To Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

  If you’re like most college graduates in the last 10 years, you have had to take out student loans to finance that spiffy degree. What you might not know is more than 25 percent of graduates qualify for awesome programs that can forgive your student loans. Student loan forgiveness is a broad term for the group […]

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This Year’s El Niño Is On Track To Rival The Worst On Record

The El Niño of 1997-98 was the worst on record. It caused an estimated 23,000 deaths worldwide as widespread drought, flooding and other natural disasters rocked the globe. The catastrophic weather system also caused the most devastating coral bleaching in recorded history, killing off about 16 percent of the world’s reef systems. In the U.S., the total economic […]

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New Technology: Inside the NFL, On the Run, Close to the Heart, January 2016

New technology and modern medicine are advancing the athlete’s safety and performance, as well as improving patient care.

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SYNEK Craft Beer Dispenser

Discover a revolutionary method of bringing craft beer to your kitchen counter! The creator of SYNEK is a St. Louis entrepreneur.

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Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability

A prominent Mars researcher created an innovative program for a select group of students, putting them on the path to research environmental sustainability.

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Fighting Four Strains of Flu in One Shot

Researchers at St. Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development are behind the recent quadrivalet influenza vaccine.

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A Toy Story & Cardinals Baseball: New Technologies in St. Louis, October 2015

From a new toy for kids to St. Louis Cardinals players using new technology, Innovations explores groundbreaking technologies and research in St. Louis.

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WashU Expert: Brace yourself, it’s fall-back time again

  Biologist Erik Herzog on the abrupt time changes that mark the beginning and end of daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, people around the world will adjust their clocks to 1 a.m., observing the end of daylight saving time by waking an hour later. Falling back is easier than springing forward, said […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Install Iris Recognition Technology

Busch Stadium becomes high-tech! St. Louis Cardinals install iris recognition technology at the Clubhouse doors.

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Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day!

  Great Scott! It’s Oct. 21, 2015, which means it’s Back the the Future Day, and we’re officially living in the future. In 1989, “Back to the Future Part II” was released, allowing co-writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale the opportunity to immortalize their predictions of what life would be like in 2015 on the big screen. […]

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SIUE Researcher in Nepal Capturing Native Stories after Devastating Earthquake

A catastrophic earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the South Asian country of Nepal in April and May 2015. Media coverage of the country’s worst natural disaster has ensued, but it likely hasn’t included the perspectives of Nepali natives who live in remote villages and speak un- or under-documented languages. With the help of a $70,287 […]

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Did Common Core Win the War?

By Peter Green Politico scored a coup this week by declaring that the war is over, and Common Core won it. One can only assume that Kim Hefling’s piece “How Common Core Quietly Won the War” bumped equally hard-hitting pieces such as “The Earth — Actually Flat After All” or “The Presidential Wisdom of Harold […]

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Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

By Steven Cohen Executive Director, Columbia University’s Earth Insitute In the fall of 1975 I found myself sitting in Lester Milbrath’s Environmental Politics graduate seminar at SUNY Buffalo, talking to the teaching assistant, my now longtime friend and colleague Sheldon Kamieniecki. I distinctly remember thinking, how did we get here? Sheldon and I are from […]

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Music streaming service Pandora opens office in St. Louis

By Maria Altman A little more West Coast is moving into St. Louis. The music streaming company Pandora opened an office inside Cortex, St. Louis’ innovation district, on Monday. “Pandora came looking for us,” said Dougan Sherwood, co-founder and managing director of CIC St. Louis, which is housed in the @4240 building. Sherwood said officials […]

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HEC-TV takes home multiple EMMY awards

  Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the winners are… Mid American EMMY Awards […]

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St. Louis is a Hub for Innovations-Startup Dreams to Medical Marvels, September 2015

Explore a St. Louis district giving life to startup dreams! And “smile surgery” makes one girl’s dream come true.

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11 reasons you should drink coffee every day

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine. And that’s fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being one of the 54 percent of Americans […]

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Supermoon eclipse wows viewers

Many earthlings were treated to a rare sight last night, as a “supermoon” coincided with a lunar eclipse. It was a bad night to have clouds obscuring the view, as the last total eclipse that had these qualities occurred in 1982, and the next won’t happen until 2033. This lunar eclipse ticked many boxes for […]

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Everything you need to know about the Sept. 27 total lunar eclipse

If your skies are clear after the sun sets on Sunday, Sept. 27 be sure to head outside to see the total blood moon lunar eclipse that happens that night. This will mark the end of a “tetrad” of four total lunar eclipses spaced a half year apart that began back in early 2014. But, […]

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Back-to-School Health: The Tie Between Sleep and School Performance

It’s that time again: back-to-school. As I prepared to send my boys off to school, I had the opportunity to reflect on my role as a parent to school-aged children. My eldest makes a particularly difficult transition this year, moving from elementary school to middle school. The middle school years can be a tough time […]

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SLU professor changing Irish history

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University archaeologists are getting some high-tech help from drones and other gadgets. History professor Thomas Finan says drones, along with high-speed computer applications and mapping software, are combining with sensors that can collect multi-spectral image. For nearly 20 years, Finan has taken students on archaeological digs at a number […]

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Top Tech Toy

Bloxels, a toy that helps you create your own video games, is ranked among the best tech toys for 2015! The creator is Pixel Press, a St. Louis tech startup.

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Rare Supermoon-Lunar Eclipse Combo Coming This Month

Keep your eyes on the skies during the full moon later this month — because you could see something that hasn’t happened for more than 30 years, and won’t happen again for nearly 20 more. It’s a supermoon and a lunar eclipse at the same time, and it’ll be visible in much of the world on […]

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Where Does Climate Change Education Fit?

By: Steven Newton Climate change is the most urgent existential issue we face, yet education about climate change is often missing in action from K-12 schools. Every high school offers biology courses, but few offer earth science courses in which climate change would be a major topic. Why? A new report from the American Geosciences Institute […]

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

  For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates […]

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10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

By: Kate Sheppard  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning — even if some people in the state still don’t want to say the “c” word. Louisiana’s governor, long-shot Republican presidential […]

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5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

“Actions speak louder than words.” Everyone has heard that expression before. But have you really thought about what it means? According to research, approximately 80-90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it. That’s why it is so important to communication, and even more vital to understand the nature […]

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5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, the Huffington Post scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: For a lot of environmental problems, it’s already too late. Truth: […]

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Cold And Snow Predicted By Old Farmers’ Almanac

Even places that normally don’t see wintry weather are set for cold hit, according to the old secret formula. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, […]

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Let’s Talk About… Bees: Understanding the Roots of Social Life, September 2015

The social life in bees, the evolution of mechanisms that promote cooperation and the connection between socially responsive genomes and human health.

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How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem.  U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by American Hacker teaching his viewers how to watch 3D videos without wearing designated […]

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The Future of Security, Transportation, Food and Modern Medicine, August 2015

This edition of Innovations is loaded with new technology from facial recognition software to a camera that shoots 100 billion frames per second!

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Is About To Peak. Here’s How To Watch

Set your alarm clocks. The Perseid meteor shower, the annual celestial lightshow that Space.com com calls the most widely observed and dependable meteor display of the year, will peak tonight and early tomorrow morning. NASA says this year’s show promises to be more spectacular than usual. “If you see one meteor shower this year, make it […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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GlobalHack outlines first civic project hackathon

St. Louis Business Journal — GlobalHack, the quarterly hackathon competition co-founded by LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has detailed the first project under its new civic-focused strategy. Hackers who participate in the event — scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at the @4240 building in Cortex — will work with the Civic Tech for Social Impact Collaborative to […]

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Washington University scientists, landscape architects join forces to design green space in a city neighborhood

By Diane Toroian Keaggy Plywood covers the windows. Painted blue dots mark the doors. The bungalows of Bittner Avenue in the north St. Louis neighborhood of Baden will be torn down this summer, victims of chronic flooding. The demolition is another loss for Baden, a once-vibrant neighborhood with a shrinking tax base. Yet this close-knit community is determined […]

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E. Coli Used to Create Gasoline

E coli, a bacterium widely found in the human intestine, may one day fuel our vehicles!

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Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon. But don’t expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. Instead, it simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month. As NASA explains: “Most […]

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Summer program at Harris-Stowe gives science students a boost

By Véronique LaCapra Of St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) — Some incoming freshmen at Harris-Stowe State University are getting their first taste of college life — and a crash course in math and science. Every summer, the Academy for Science & Mathematics provides up to 25 students with free room and board […]

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15 podcasts that will make you smarter

  15. EconTalk Duration: Roughly an hour Hosted by professor Russel Roberts, EconTalk is the number one podcast for economics. With “clear and thoughtful conversations about economics”, the show brings the theory behind economics to situations and subjects that a wide variety of people can relate to. The show is usually a one on one […]

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Wash U researchers find potential new strategy in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Michael C. Purdy Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in health-care settings. But new research, published July 13 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition, suggests it may be possible to rein in the spread of such […]

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Save the date: Examining Opportunity Gaps in St. Louis panel discussion

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Come join our discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about […]

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Major Midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as 5 feet, WashU study finds

By Gerry Everding As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business […]

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Canadian wildfire smoke tinting moon and sun in St. Louis

Notice that haze? Well, that’s smoke and it’s getting thicker over the central United States.  The smoke is coming from wildfires in Alaska  and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and being carried southward on upper level winds. Many noticed the red appearance of the moon overnight and the sun Tuesday morning. The particles of smoke in the […]

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NASA explains why June 30 will get an extra ‘leap second’

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. […]

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Let’s talk about…Prairies, Conservation and Energy with Dr. Peter Raven and Rudi Roeslin

HEC-TV is proud to be the media sponsor of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Conversations Series. The latest conversation featured prestigious conservation and energy advocates discussing the role of prairies in conservation of natural ecosystems and their importance for production of next-generation biofuels. Featured panelists were Peter Raven, Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Missouri […]

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Workshop Over DSLR for Cinema

Midwest Filmmaker Workshops announce their fourth workshop in their inaugural series entitled, DSLR for Cinema. This day-long presentation will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at Bad Dog Pictures, located at 1501 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, Missouri. The DSLR for Cinema workshop will feature the ins and outs of shooting for today’s entertainment and […]

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Opportunity rover’s science team picks St. Louis-related naming scheme for Martian crater

ST. LOUIS — NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is exploring a Martian crater named the Spirit of St. Louis, after the aircraft that made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. The science team for the rover picks crater names from a list of “vessels of exploration,” including ships of sail and spacecraft as well as […]

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Facial Recognition Technology

Blue Line Security Solutions has developed facial recognition technology for security and surveillance, as well as consumer advertising and rewards programs.

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Brain Laser Treatment-Washington University Neuroscience Center

Unique laser treatment used for inoperable brain cancer without open surgery.

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Future of Space Travel, May 2015

Find out about Boeing’s new spacecraft, a St. Louis GlobalHack competition, a concussion sensor for athletes, 3-D printing technology and more!

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Fun Experiments To Do In Cold Weather

  Tired of being trapped inside all day during the winter, but building snowmen or making snow angels is getting to be a little too much of “been there, done that?” Never fear, we have some great science experiments that will make your time outside more enjoyable! Turn Boiling Water Into Ice In The Blink Of […]

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at and Washington University School of Medicine. Cancer cells are notoriously […]

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Washington University’s Neurofibromatosis Center Is Changing Lives

Dr. David Gutmann bases his research into Neurofibromatosis on one question. Is it beneficial for the patient? Cordell Whitlock shows us whether this approach is successful.

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Laughing gas studied as depression treatment

By Jim Dryden ST. LOUIS — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were […]

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Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity

Study finds association between sitting on the job and body mass index, particularly among diverse populations You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of Medicine […]

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3-D Printing

3-D printing has given the world customizable, 3-D objects. Learn what 3-D printing is and how it works.

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Local War Veteran, Scholar Launches Educational Gaming Start-Up

ST. LOUIS, MO – On Veterans Day, former Iraq veteran and Washington University scholar John Coveyou plans to successfully crowd-fund his 2ndeducational game. A native of St. Louis, Coveyou never imagined at 30 he would have a Masters from Washington University and be running his own business – Genius Games. Coveyou recently launched the company’s second science-based […]

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STLCC’s Workforce Solutions Group to Present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Report

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Workforce Report highlighting assessment, analysis and review on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7:30-10 a.m.in the Mildred Bastian Center for the Performing Arts at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Sponsored by the St. Louis […]

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Monthly Mo. Aviation Historical Society meeting Aug. 21

  MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is dedicated to honoring the aviators, designers, and entrepreneurs who have kept Missouri on the leading edge of aviation technology for over 150 years. We meet monthly at Creve Coeur (1H0) airport in Maryland Heights, MO. Whether you fly or drive in, please plan to […]

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Investing in the younger generation: education is key to economic growth in Missouri

Missouri has fallen to 38th in the nation in per capita gross domestic product (GDP). Our state’s students rank in the lower half of college and high school graduation rates and academic achievement on standardized test scores. Coincidence? Rik Hafer, professor of economics at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, says not. In Hafer’s essay, “Are […]

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 2

  Relax, relax. I didn’t forget about you. So you really want to know how to become a social media pro, huh? Here is Part 2 of 20 Things You Should Start Doing On Facebook and Twitter that will surely make your Friday. Missed Part One? That’s okay…just click here.   11. Share Throughout the […]

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 1

Social media is everywhere. It’s the Twitter hashtag on the television program you are watching; it’s the Facebook reminder that it is your best friend’s birthday today; it’s the way most people get their news now. So, how do you become a social media pro? What will make you better than the competition and how […]

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Who’s Going to Foot the Ever-Growing Bill Called Climate Change?

  Climate change: everyone has heard of it, not everyone is willing to accept it. Climate change seems like an undefeatable opponent, it’s caused by activities we don’t want to stop and it keeps getting worse. The more we hear about how bad things are getting, the more it sounds like a difficult and expensive […]

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How do they do it? The science behind Olympic ski jumping

I have always watched the Olympics in amazement, awe-struck by the pure talent and skill the athletes boast on a continuous basis. The hard work and determination they put into their sport is beyond impressive and the reward of literally being the best at what you do must be the best feeling. I am a […]

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Let’s Talk About…Bringing Plant Science Discoveries to the Marketplace!

For over a decade, new technologies like RNA silencing have been used to discover and investigate plant traits to improve crops. RNA silencing is a powerful tool within the plant scientist’s toolkit to understand how plants resist pests and diseases, produce valuable products and survive in diverse and changing environments. The technology is already being […]

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Heart Sparing Radiotherapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer

Left-sided breast cancer patients are putting their hearts in good hands at Mercy, as Mercy is leading the way with heart sparing radiotherapy techniques.

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HEC-TV and KTVI Fox Channel 2 Present: The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

HEC-TV is thrilled to partner with KTVI Fox 2 to present a very special HEC-TV Live! program on April 4 about the science behind weather forecasting. During the live show, students will have the opportunity to to interact with St. Louis’ KTVI FOX2 METEOROLOGIST CHRIS HIGGINS to take a tour of his weather studio and find out what […]

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Bayless Students Learn CSI from Local Police/Detectives

Detectives and crime scene investigators from the St. Louis County Police Department participated in an interactive education program, broadcast live from Bayless High School via HEC-TV on Thursday, March 14. Crime Scene Unit Detective Brian Schmidt and Bayless School District Resource Officer Dan Aten shared their own crime scene investigation methods as student groups from eight states and Alberta, Canada tuned into the live stream and participate through videoconference. “It’s […]

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10 Things to do in the Lou This Weekend

There are so many things happening this weekend in the St. Louis art and culture world! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a safe and happy three day weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for a very special post in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 1. Maryville Talks Books: […]

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Sneak Peek: The Story of a St. Louis Paralyzed Surgeon

A new year brings a new incomparable HEC-TV program lineup including an all-new episode of our exclusive local series Impact– set to air on January 25th. This show promises to engage our viewers as it highlights innovative ways people and organizations in our own community are making a difference in the lives of others. You may remember a […]

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Bioinformatics-At the Danforth Center and Beyond, September 2012

An exploration of St. Louis’ emerging expertise in Bioinformatics, how it will enhance existing scientific efforts, and bring new skills and ideas to the region

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Up Close with Ira Flatow: The Magic of Science, April 2010

Science Friday host Ira Flatow sits down for a one on one conversation with host James W. Davis at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

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