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Summer program at Harris-Stowe gives science students a boost

By Véronique LaCapra Of St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) — Some incoming freshmen at Harris-Stowe State University are getting their first taste of college life — and a crash course in math and science. Every summer, the Academy for Science & Mathematics provides up to 25 students with free room and board […]

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15 podcasts that will make you smarter

  15. EconTalk Duration: Roughly an hour Hosted by professor Russel Roberts, EconTalk is the number one podcast for economics. With “clear and thoughtful conversations about economics”, the show brings the theory behind economics to situations and subjects that a wide variety of people can relate to. The show is usually a one on one […]

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Wash U researchers find potential new strategy in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Michael C. Purdy Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in health-care settings. But new research, published July 13 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition, suggests it may be possible to rein in the spread of such […]

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Save the date: Examining Opportunity Gaps in St. Louis panel discussion

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Come join our discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about […]

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Major Midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as 5 feet, WashU study finds

By Gerry Everding As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business […]

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Canadian wildfire smoke tinting moon and sun in St. Louis

Notice that haze? Well, that’s smoke and it’s getting thicker over the central United States.  The smoke is coming from wildfires in Alaska  and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and being carried southward on upper level winds. Many noticed the red appearance of the moon overnight and the sun Tuesday morning. The particles of smoke in the […]

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NASA explains why June 30 will get an extra ‘leap second’

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. […]

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Let’s talk about…Prairies, Conservation and Energy with Dr. Peter Raven and Rudi Roeslin

HEC-TV is proud to be the media sponsor of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Conversations Series. The latest conversation featured prestigious conservation and energy advocates discussing the role of prairies in conservation of natural ecosystems and their importance for production of next-generation biofuels. Featured panelists were Peter Raven, Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Missouri […]

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Workshop Over DSLR for Cinema

Midwest Filmmaker Workshops announce their fourth workshop in their inaugural series entitled, DSLR for Cinema. This day-long presentation will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at Bad Dog Pictures, located at 1501 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, Missouri. The DSLR for Cinema workshop will feature the ins and outs of shooting for today’s entertainment and […]

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Opportunity rover’s science team picks St. Louis-related naming scheme for Martian crater

ST. LOUIS — NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is exploring a Martian crater named the Spirit of St. Louis, after the aircraft that made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. The science team for the rover picks crater names from a list of “vessels of exploration,” including ships of sail and spacecraft as well as […]

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Facial Recognition Technology

Blue Line Security Solutions has developed facial recognition technology for security and surveillance, as well as consumer advertising and rewards programs.

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Brain Laser Treatment-Washington University Neuroscience Center

Unique laser treatment used for inoperable brain cancer without open surgery.

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Future of Space Travel, May 2015

Find out about Boeing’s new spacecraft, a St. Louis GlobalHack competition, a concussion sensor for athletes, 3-D printing technology and more!

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Fun Experiments To Do In Cold Weather

  Tired of being trapped inside all day during the winter, but building snowmen or making snow angels is getting to be a little too much of “been there, done that?” Never fear, we have some great science experiments that will make your time outside more enjoyable! Turn Boiling Water Into Ice In The Blink Of […]

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at and Washington University School of Medicine. Cancer cells are notoriously […]

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Washington University’s Neurofibromatosis Center Is Changing Lives

Dr. David Gutmann bases his research into Neurofibromatosis on one question. Is it beneficial for the patient? Cordell Whitlock shows us whether this approach is successful.

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Laughing gas studied as depression treatment

By Jim Dryden ST. LOUIS — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were […]

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Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity

Study finds association between sitting on the job and body mass index, particularly among diverse populations You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of Medicine […]

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3-D Printing

3-D printing has given the world customizable, 3-D objects. Learn what 3-D printing is and how it works.

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Local War Veteran, Scholar Launches Educational Gaming Start-Up

ST. LOUIS, MO – On Veterans Day, former Iraq veteran and Washington University scholar John Coveyou plans to successfully crowd-fund his 2ndeducational game. A native of St. Louis, Coveyou never imagined at 30 he would have a Masters from Washington University and be running his own business – Genius Games. Coveyou recently launched the company’s second science-based […]

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STLCC’s Workforce Solutions Group to Present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Report

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Workforce Report highlighting assessment, analysis and review on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7:30-10 a.m.in the Mildred Bastian Center for the Performing Arts at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Sponsored by the St. Louis […]

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Monthly Mo. Aviation Historical Society meeting Aug. 21

  MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is dedicated to honoring the aviators, designers, and entrepreneurs who have kept Missouri on the leading edge of aviation technology for over 150 years. We meet monthly at Creve Coeur (1H0) airport in Maryland Heights, MO. Whether you fly or drive in, please plan to […]

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Investing in the younger generation: education is key to economic growth in Missouri

Missouri has fallen to 38th in the nation in per capita gross domestic product (GDP). Our state’s students rank in the lower half of college and high school graduation rates and academic achievement on standardized test scores. Coincidence? Rik Hafer, professor of economics at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, says not. In Hafer’s essay, “Are […]

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 2

  Relax, relax. I didn’t forget about you. So you really want to know how to become a social media pro, huh? Here is Part 2 of 20 Things You Should Start Doing On Facebook and Twitter that will surely make your Friday. Missed Part One? That’s okay…just click here.   11. Share Throughout the […]

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 1

Social media is everywhere. It’s the Twitter hashtag on the television program you are watching; it’s the Facebook reminder that it is your best friend’s birthday today; it’s the way most people get their news now. So, how do you become a social media pro? What will make you better than the competition and how […]

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Who’s Going to Foot the Ever-Growing Bill Called Climate Change?

  Climate change: everyone has heard of it, not everyone is willing to accept it. Climate change seems like an undefeatable opponent, it’s caused by activities we don’t want to stop and it keeps getting worse. The more we hear about how bad things are getting, the more it sounds like a difficult and expensive […]

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How do they do it? The science behind Olympic ski jumping

I have always watched the Olympics in amazement, awe-struck by the pure talent and skill the athletes boast on a continuous basis. The hard work and determination they put into their sport is beyond impressive and the reward of literally being the best at what you do must be the best feeling. I am a […]

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Let’s Talk About…Bringing Plant Science Discoveries to the Marketplace!

For over a decade, new technologies like RNA silencing have been used to discover and investigate plant traits to improve crops. RNA silencing is a powerful tool within the plant scientist’s toolkit to understand how plants resist pests and diseases, produce valuable products and survive in diverse and changing environments. The technology is already being […]

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Heart Sparing Radiotherapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer

Left-sided breast cancer patients are putting their hearts in good hands at Mercy, as Mercy is leading the way with heart sparing radiotherapy techniques.

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HEC-TV and KTVI Fox Channel 2 Present: The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

HEC-TV is thrilled to partner with KTVI Fox 2 to present a very special HEC-TV Live! program on April 4 about the science behind weather forecasting. During the live show, students will have the opportunity to to interact with St. Louis’ KTVI FOX2 METEOROLOGIST CHRIS HIGGINS to take a tour of his weather studio and find out what […]

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Bayless Students Learn CSI from Local Police/Detectives

Detectives and crime scene investigators from the St. Louis County Police Department participated in an interactive education program, broadcast live from Bayless High School via HEC-TV on Thursday, March 14. Crime Scene Unit Detective Brian Schmidt and Bayless School District Resource Officer Dan Aten shared their own crime scene investigation methods as student groups from eight states and Alberta, Canada tuned into the live stream and participate through videoconference. “It’s […]

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10 Things to do in the Lou This Weekend

There are so many things happening this weekend in the St. Louis art and culture world! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a safe and happy three day weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for a very special post in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 1. Maryville Talks Books: […]

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Sneak Peek: The Story of a St. Louis Paralyzed Surgeon

A new year brings a new incomparable HEC-TV program lineup including an all-new episode of our exclusive local series Impact– set to air on January 25th. This show promises to engage our viewers as it highlights innovative ways people and organizations in our own community are making a difference in the lives of others. You may remember a […]

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Bioinformatics-At the Danforth Center and Beyond, September 2012

An exploration of St. Louis’ emerging expertise in Bioinformatics, how it will enhance existing scientific efforts, and bring new skills and ideas to the region

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Up Close with Ira Flatow: The Magic of Science, April 2010

Science Friday host Ira Flatow sits down for a one on one conversation with host James W. Davis at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

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