Posts Tagged: science


Ethical, legal questions arise as scientists work to teach robots to feel pain

One way we use robots is the navigation of dangerous situations, in which robots perform tasks that would put a human worker at high risk of injury …
By Megan Ray Nichols
1 year ago 21

The Patent Gender Gap: Less than 20% of U.S. patents have at least one woman inventor

Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, a pronounced patent gender gap remains. In 2010, according to a new briefing paper by the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 7

The Fredkin gate takes us one step closer to quantum computers

In late March, reports came out that researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland demonstrated the Fredkin gate, also known as the controlled-SWAP gate. First …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

137 Years of Einstein: The scientific contributions of Einstein continue to amaze

On February 11th, 2016, researchers working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that, for the first time ever, gravitational waves had been directly observed. The discovery …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Nearly 30 years after Reagan’s patent initiative, room temperature superconducting still a dream

Superconductivity, and especially room temperature superconductivity, has been a holy grail of sorts, which the scientific community has sought for decades. Superconductors are materials which are capable …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Debunking the myth that the government built the iPhone

Only someone who is completely indifferent to the truth, and who has intentionally put on blinders so they don't see the truth, could ever say that the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 4

Large Hadron Collider could lead to more discoveries in antimatter and dark matter

The very tiniest particles that make up all of the matter that we can’t see are being discovered by the largest single machine ever created on …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

PTO Announces 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame today announced the inductees for 2013. This …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 0

Fish & Richardson Awards 33 Scholarships to U.S. Space Camp

Fish & Richardson has awarded full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones this year, marking 14 years of supporting kids and providing them with an opportunity to attend …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Building on Rhetoric: Time to Inspire Youth in Math & Science

At one point during his remarks last night President Obama said: "Nobody rushes on the field and dumps Gatorade on them (laughter) when you win a science …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 19

Biotechnology Industry Announces New Initiative to Improve U.S. Science Education

Biotechnology industry leaders announced today a major new program to improve the quality of U.S. life science education. The Biotechnology Institute’s new “Scientists in the …
By Press Releases
7 years ago 0

Innovation Starts with Math and Science Education

When it comes to talking with their kids, parents say the topics of math and science are harder to discuss than drug abuse, according to a survey …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7