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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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