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2014-05-27 23:02:17

The invitations to the event reflect the Army's commitment to foster STEM talent nationwide. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Participants from two programs within the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) portfolio − eCYBERMISSION and the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) − were selected to attend the 2014 White House Science Fair on Tuesday, May 27. The students earned this high honor by distinguishing themselves through scientific achievement and service to...

Chemical Weapon Watchdog Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2013-10-12 07:45:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the group overseeing the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. According to BBC News, the Nobel Committee said the honor was presented to the organization because of its “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons.” OPCW director general Ahmet Uzumcu called the award a "great honor" and said it would...

Google Science Fair 2013 Registrations Now Open For Students Around The World
2013-01-31 08:17:49

[ Watch Video: Google Science Fair 2013 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Internet search and tech titan Google yesterday opened its doors for registrars to sign up for this year´s Google Science Fair 2013–its third annual contest for students interested in science and technology. This year, Google is partnering with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American. Sam Peter, a member of the Google Science Fair team, wrote in a...

Charity Lists Top Celebrity Science Abusers In 2012
2012-12-28 10:18:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year around Christmas, a campaign comes forward and lists the top celebrity abuses against science for the year. And in 2012 there has been no shortage of scientific abuse by notable personalities. This year´s top offenders, highlighted by the charity Sense About Science (SAS), include The X Factor judge Simon Cowell, Mad Men actress January Jones and ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney. SAS each year records the silly...

2012-07-16 11:21:04

16 July 2012 At the ESOF 2012 conference The European Science Foundation´s (ESF) dedicated Member Organisation Forum (MO Forum) on ℠Science in Society Relationships´ has released its latest report: “Science in Society: a Challenging Frontier for Science Policy”. The report has called for a strengthening of ℠Science in Society´ (SiS) activities in a time of ambiguity for science. Society has changed much (and is still changing rapidly) under the...

2012-07-09 23:01:36

More than 100 of the best science projects will be selected to compete in StanFan Tech's 2013 World Science Fair competition that will be live streamed around the world New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Ever discovered something through experimentation and wanted the whole world to see? If so the opportunity is here, more than 100 of the best science projects around the globe will be selected to compete in StanFan Tech's 2013 World Science Fair Competition. This event will be live streamed...

2011-11-21 09:02:51

NASA, Cheltenham Festivals (UK) and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate a FameLab competition for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research. FameLab Astrobiology workshops will train scientists and engineers to convey complex scientific concepts to the public. The training, coaching and recognition...

2011-02-10 16:52:00

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the need for U.S. future scientists and recognizing student scientific leadership, St. Thomas University's School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management will hold its first Regional Science Fair February 25 at its Carnival Cruise Lines Building, inviting high school students from public, private and Catholic schools to participate, have their projects judged, and be eligible to win tech prizes in high demand. Public...

2009-09-03 23:30:00

3 upcoming articles look into the ways plant biologists can improve science communication with students and the general public Society needs science, and scientists need an informed, thoughtful, and open-minded citizenry. Thus, the obvious dependence of American society on science is strikingly inconsistent with the low level of scientific literacy among U. S. citizens. By establishing 2009 as the "Year of Science," professional scientific organizations and grassroots, citizens-for-science...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.