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Missouri Completes the First-Ever Feasibility Study of a Hyperloop in U.S. for the I-70 Corridor

Backers of the feasibility study say it confirms the commercial viability of Virgin Hyperloop One’s technology for the I-70 corridor in Missouri.

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New Hope for Nerve Regeneration

New research at Washington University uses a biodegradable implant and wireless stimulation to help repair and regrow peripheral nerves in rats.

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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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Opportunity, Curiosity and Mars 2020 Rover Updates from a Source Involved in the Missions

During the wait for Opportunity to power up and call home after a massive Martian dust storm, plans for the Mars 2020 rover move forward.

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Robots Invade St. Louis Grocery Chain with Silicon Valley Technology

Robots have arrived in your local grocery store. But are the Silicon Valley gadgets that check inventory a threat to human co-workers? The stores say, “no.”

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Heart Study at Mercy Hospital St. Louis to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths

A Mercy Hospital St. Louis cardiac electrophysiologist is conducting a heart study in hopes of preventing sudden cardiac deaths.

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BIGFOOT 4×4 Technology: Engineering Small Parts for Monster Achievements

BIGFOOT 4×4 designs custom parts to reach new heights and achievements in maneuverability.

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BIGFOOT 4×4 Technology: Monster Truck Tires & Engineering Wheels for High-Flying Action

Innovative modifications are made to BIGFOOT 4×4 wheels to maximize tire performance and durability.

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NASA Extends Recovery Efforts for Opportunity as the Mars Rover Remains Silent After Dust Storm

NASA will continue trying to make contact with Opportunity. The deputy principal investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover mission discusses recovery efforts.

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Wearable Particulate Matter (PM) Sensors Measuring Air Quality Linked to Smartphone App

Next-generation air quality sensors are being developed in a laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis.

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The Hype Around Hyperloop: The Show-Me State Isn’t the Only One in the Running for Virgin Hyperloop One

High-speed travel through a tube-travel system from St. Louis to Kansas City in 28 minutes is not only possible, a new study says it’s also safe and sustainable. But other locations are in the race.

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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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