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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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Supermoon eclipse wows viewers

Many earthlings were treated to a rare sight last night, as a “supermoon” coincided with a lunar eclipse. It was a bad night to have clouds obscuring the view, as the last total eclipse that had these qualities occurred in 1982, and the next won’t happen until 2033. This lunar eclipse ticked many boxes for […]

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Everything you need to know about the Sept. 27 total lunar eclipse

If your skies are clear after the sun sets on Sunday, Sept. 27 be sure to head outside to see the total blood moon lunar eclipse that happens that night. This will mark the end of a “tetrad” of four total lunar eclipses spaced a half year apart that began back in early 2014. But, […]

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Back-to-School Health: The Tie Between Sleep and School Performance

It’s that time again: back-to-school. As I prepared to send my boys off to school, I had the opportunity to reflect on my role as a parent to school-aged children. My eldest makes a particularly difficult transition this year, moving from elementary school to middle school. The middle school years can be a tough time […]

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SLU professor changing Irish history

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University archaeologists are getting some high-tech help from drones and other gadgets. History professor Thomas Finan says drones, along with high-speed computer applications and mapping software, are combining with sensors that can collect multi-spectral image. For nearly 20 years, Finan has taken students on archaeological digs at a number […]

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Top Tech Toy

Bloxels, a toy that helps you create your own video games, is ranked among the best tech toys for 2015! The creator is Pixel Press, a St. Louis tech startup.

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Rare Supermoon-Lunar Eclipse Combo Coming This Month

Keep your eyes on the skies during the full moon later this month — because you could see something that hasn’t happened for more than 30 years, and won’t happen again for nearly 20 more. It’s a supermoon and a lunar eclipse at the same time, and it’ll be visible in much of the world on […]

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Where Does Climate Change Education Fit?

By: Steven Newton Climate change is the most urgent existential issue we face, yet education about climate change is often missing in action from K-12 schools. Every high school offers biology courses, but few offer earth science courses in which climate change would be a major topic. Why? A new report from the American Geosciences Institute […]

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

  For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates […]

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10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

By: Kate Sheppard  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning — even if some people in the state still don’t want to say the “c” word. Louisiana’s governor, long-shot Republican presidential […]

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5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

“Actions speak louder than words.” Everyone has heard that expression before. But have you really thought about what it means? According to research, approximately 80-90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it. That’s why it is so important to communication, and even more vital to understand the nature […]

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5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, the Huffington Post scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: For a lot of environmental problems, it’s already too late. Truth: […]

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Cold And Snow Predicted By Old Farmers’ Almanac

Even places that normally don’t see wintry weather are set for cold hit, according to the old secret formula. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, […]

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Let’s Talk About… Bees: Understanding the Roots of Social Life, September 2015

The social life in bees, the evolution of mechanisms that promote cooperation and the connection between socially responsive genomes and human health.

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How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem.  U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by American Hacker teaching his viewers how to watch 3D videos without wearing designated […]

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The Future of Security, Transportation, Food and Modern Medicine, August 2015

This edition of Innovations is loaded with new technology from facial recognition software to a camera that shoots 100 billion frames per second!

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Is About To Peak. Here’s How To Watch

Set your alarm clocks. The Perseid meteor shower, the annual celestial lightshow that Space.com com calls the most widely observed and dependable meteor display of the year, will peak tonight and early tomorrow morning. NASA says this year’s show promises to be more spectacular than usual. “If you see one meteor shower this year, make it […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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GlobalHack outlines first civic project hackathon

St. Louis Business Journal — GlobalHack, the quarterly hackathon competition co-founded by LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has detailed the first project under its new civic-focused strategy. Hackers who participate in the event — scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at the @4240 building in Cortex — will work with the Civic Tech for Social Impact Collaborative to […]

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Washington University scientists, landscape architects join forces to design green space in a city neighborhood

By Diane Toroian Keaggy Plywood covers the windows. Painted blue dots mark the doors. The bungalows of Bittner Avenue in the north St. Louis neighborhood of Baden will be torn down this summer, victims of chronic flooding. The demolition is another loss for Baden, a once-vibrant neighborhood with a shrinking tax base. Yet this close-knit community is determined […]

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E. Coli Used to Create Gasoline

E coli, a bacterium widely found in the human intestine, may one day fuel our vehicles!

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Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon. But don’t expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. Instead, it simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month. As NASA explains: “Most […]

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