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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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EducationScience & Technology

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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Flying High with STEM

We’ll show you how some students spent their summer soaring with STEM…and sometimes crashing.

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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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