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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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EducationScience & Technology

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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EducationScience & Technology

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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BusinessScience & Technology

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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BusinessEducationScience & Technology

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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