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NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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STEM Careers Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more! First Image Made of an Atom Spinning Physicists have discovered a way to play with matter on a subatomic scale, reaching into atoms to manipulate the spin of electrons. What's more, the scientists were able to capture the first images of the action with a special microscope. Spin is one of three basic properties of electrons, along with charge and mass. Basically, spin describes an electron's angular momentum, which is related to the way an electron moves around an atom's nucleus (which includes the protons and neutrons) – the spin can either be "up" or "down."

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Schools for the Gifted Child Child Geniuses Find A Home CBS / AP, an interview with Jan and Bob Davidson. "When you look at underachievement, the group that is really under achieving are the very bright kids because there is the greatest difference between what is offered of them and what they can do." The question is often asked, Are there special schools for gifted children? JASON Learning Thursday, April 26, 2012 Christianne Corbett Christi earned a degree in engineering and became an aerospace engineer.

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Center for Talent Development Independent residential secondary schools can be viable educational options, but they are by no means equal, especially with respect to genuinely gifted students. This point was brought home to me during a recent conversation I had with an acquaintance. As parents of children (mine a second grader, hers in college) identified as gifted, we were sharing ideas about educational approaches which both recognize and support those with notable intellectual potential.

This Is What A Scientist Looks Like Announcing our new podcast! We’re excited to announce the brand-new This is What a Scientist Sounds Like podcast, which will also be featured on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, a nationally syndicated family radio show distributed by PRX. The series will feature scientists sharing what it is they do and how they ended up there. If you’re interested in participating, please contact us at and put “Podcast” in the subject line. Hi there! My name is Katie Parzych and I’m a PhD student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan.

Silicon Chips Wired With Nerve Cells Could Enable New Brain/Machine Interfaces It's reminiscent of Cartman's runaway Trapper Keeper notebook in that long-ago episode of South Park, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may be scratching the surface of a new kind of brain/machine interface by creating computer chips that are wired together with living nerve cells. A team there has found that mouse nerve cells will connect with each other across a network of tiny tubes threaded through a semiconductor material. It's not exactly clear at this point how the nerve cells are functioning, but what is clear is that the cells seem to have an affinity for the tiny tubes, and that alone has some interesting implications.

Siemens STEM - Understanding the E in STEM Understanding the E in STEM Author: Lawrence Perretto Understanding the "E" in STEM: Applying Engineering Standards in the Modern Science ClassroomPresented by Lawrence Perretto, 6th Grade Teacher, Siemens STARs Fellow, NASA FellowJanuary 29, 2012, 7pm ETFor Educators Are you struggling to incorporate engineering strategies into your STEM classroom? Join Lawrence Perretto as he shares effective tools and techniques for incorporating engineering design projects and infusing educational technologies to promote engineering practices. You’ll see clips from his recently released PBS and Teaching Channel documentary about combining NGSS engineering standards with iPad technology.

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