Tag: Science

Scott PowersNovember 19, 2018
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9min345
The congressional private power dancing has begun. Where will U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Darren Soto, Ted Deutch, Charlie Crist, Alcee Hastings, Stephanie Murphy, and Florida’s other House Democrats wind up sitting now that their party is taking power? Quietly, now and over the next few weeks, Florida’s Democratic representatives are declaring and testing their […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 11, 2018
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Take a break from politics to geek out about space travel for a moment. Florida Polytechnic University researchers are working on a breakthrough technology that could simplify the way oxygen is created for such travel. Student researchers and faculty are exploring ways to use algae to capture carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The technology would simplify […]

Scott PowersFebruary 22, 2018
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The Arecibo Observatory, the huge, iconic radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has starred in movies and in important cosmic and physics discoveries, is coming under new management: of the University of Central Florida. The university announced Thursday it is now negotiating the final terms of a five-year, $20.2 million contract with the National Science […]

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 13, 2018
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There was something off about the usual hustle and bustle of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday morning; empty corridors and courtyards were replaced with demonstrations of new age technology — and bright, young students from across the state smiled as they watched passersby marvel at their work. The scenery was for STEM — short for […]

Scott PowersJanuary 13, 2017
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U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster of Clermont has been appointed to a seat on the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, essentially replacing former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson as Central Florida’s second member of that committee. Webster, whose Florida’s 11th Congressional District includes parts of Lake County plus most of west-central Florida, joins fellow Republican […]

Guest AuthorApril 25, 2016

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“Algebra I is the most critical course students take in high school, and the ultimate gateway to success in higher education.” Do you believe that statement? I don’t. That declaration was the lead sentence in a recent full-page advertisement by a company that sells DVDs and CDs aimed at lifting the intellects of Americans willing […]


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