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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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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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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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