Five 2023 events: SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology) and SFU’s (Simon Fraser University) Café Scientifique

I have one January 2023 event for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and four Simon Fraser University (SFU) Café Scientifique events, one each month, for January through April 2023. SCWIST and Canada’s Department of National Defence From a January 2023 SCWIST newsletter (received via email), Defense [sic] is a Place...

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For better science literacy change science education

Zahilyn D. Roche Allred’s July 12, 2022 essay for The Conversation (h/t July 13, 2022 news item on phys.org) suggests that even people with undergraduate science degrees have some issues with science literacy (Note: Links have been removed), To graduate with a science major, college students must complete between 40 and 60 credit hours of...

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A CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) anniversary

June 2022 was the 10th anniversary of the publication of a study the paved the way for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and Sophie Fessl’s June 28, 2022 article for The Scientist offers a brief history (Note: Links have been removed), Ten years ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna published the study that paved the way for...

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Could buckyballs and carbon nanotubes come from the dust and gas of dying stars?

In this picture of the Spirograph Nebula, a dying star about 2,000 light-years from Earth, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revealed some remarkable textures weaving through the star’s envelope of dust and gas. UArizona researchers have now found evidence that complex carbon nanotubes could be forged in such environments.. Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team...

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Efficient hydrogen evolution reaction with graphene-based NiSe2 nanocrystalline array

Should this work make its way from the laboratory to the market it could prove helpful in the drive to move away from fossil fuels, from a July 15, 2022 news item on Nanowerk, In the face of low electrolytic water splitting catalytic activity, the development of efficiency and stable electrolytic catalyst for hydrogen evolution...

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