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2014-02-20 08:38:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific American and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering--leaders in science and technology with more than 300 years of combined experience--will launch an online continuing educational program next month. The jointly delivered Professional Learning Program balances interactive, prerecorded content and live, engaging webinars. Enrollment is now open for the first course in March 2014....

2013-03-04 12:29:53

NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, jointly hosted on http://www.innocentive.com/pavilion/scientific-american and http://www.scientificamerican.com/openinnovation. The online hub to foster scientific collaboration and open innovation is the result of a partnership between InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Scientific American, the...

2012-12-12 08:25:19

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and Scientific American, the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media, today announced a partnership for the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, an online hub where science enthusiasts will be able to help solve global scientific problems. Scheduled to go live in the Spring of 2013, the Scientific American Open...

2012-06-06 06:24:50

NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 6, two teenagers from Swaziland, the small country located in southern Africa, were named the winners of the inaugural Scientific American Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair. The winners are Sakhiwe Shongwe and Bonkhe Mahlalela, both 14, and their winning project explores an affordable way to provide hydroponics to poor subsistence farmers, enabling them to grow their crops and vegetables in very large...

2012-01-25 14:36:32

BIDMC prostate cancer specialist says current screening system may cause more harm than good Physicians advising men whether to be screened for prostate cancer with a PSA test must rely more on available evidence when recommending screening, biopsies and treatments rather than long held beliefs that PSA-based testing is beneficial for all, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prostate expert Marc B. Garnick, MD, says. Writing in the February edition of Scientific American, Garnick...

Google To Sponsor Science Fair With Submissions Accepted In 13 Languages
2012-01-13 06:11:59

Google is accepting submissions for its 2012 international science fair. Last year, which was the first year of the science fair, they had over 7,500 entries from over 90 countries. Contestants were limited to offering projects written in English only. This year,  they have opened up their submissions to be written in one of 13 languages, making the competition more global. Eligible contestants need to be between 13 and 18 years of age and can include teams of up to three...

2011-12-14 16:00:00

Keynote will bring together influential and lauded health and technology experts Greg Lucier, Eric J. Topol, M.D. and Reed Tuckson, M.D. to discuss the role of science and technology in shaping the future of digital health Las Vegas (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 The Digital Health Summit at the 2012 International CES is pleased to announce the participation of veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow as moderator of a special day one keynote that will explore...

Using Crowdsourcing To Understand Whales
2011-11-30 10:25:24

Whales have long been known to communicate through sound patterns, songs and calls. However there remains much mystery as to what these sounds mean and if whales have distinct dialects. Marine researchers, in an attempt to learn what the communications might mean, must sift through fifteen-thousand hours of recordings to better understand the dialogue among these sea mammals and so have created the Whale Song Project (aka Whale FM), a whale-song identification project that Scientific...

2011-09-22 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a forum for true interaction and exchange, the Compass Summit will gather influential global experts to examine some of today's most pressing problems. The conference will run from October 23-26 at the Terra Nea Resort near Los Angeles. With the backing of partners including Scientific American, McKinsey & Company, SWIFT, Intel and Fenton, the format and agenda have been designed to ensure a level of connection and intimacy not found...

2011-09-21 08:30:00

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation's (OTCBB: GNBT) (www.generex.com) wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), today announced that its lead drug candidate AE37, a novel HER-2/neu-targeted vaccine currently in Phase II development for the treatment of breast cancer, is featured in the October 2011 issue of Scientific American, in a story titled "A New Ally Against Cancer" by Eric von Hofe, Ph.D.,...