Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. —> Read More
On the five-year anniversary of the worst oil spill in history, scientists present a mesh that could soak up future spills. —> Read More
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 19, 2015
A test rover used during preparations for rover missions on Mars stood in for the NASA Mars rover Opportunity by breaking through the finish-line tape after runners completed a relay marathon at JPL to celebrate Opportunity’s Martian marathon. Eight teams of Earthlings took part, with such appropriate names as “Endeavor Crater” and “Eagle Crater”, in keeping with milestones and locations in the —> Read More
Paris (ESA) Apr 17, 2015
Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.
Geothermal energy is heat from under Earth’s surface. From hot springs to magma, this energy provides a clean, sustainable resource that can be used to generate electricity, heat buildings, grow plants in greenhouses and m —> Read More
Berkeley CA (SPX) Apr 17, 2015
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.
Scientists w —> Read More
Schools must track the academic progress of homeless students with as much care as they track special education, Title I and English language learner students, according to researchers at University of the Pacific. And funds earmarked to help homeless youth should buy more than backpacks and bus tokens. —> Read More
Compared to their peers around the globe, US teachers continue to work largely in isolation, engaging less often in collaborative teaching and feedback that can transform teaching and learning, according to a Boston College professor and leading expert on teaching and school leadership. —> Read More
A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him think it fits just right.
Here are 10 innovations working hard to make Earth a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable place to live. —> Read More
Some 200 homes were under evacuation orders in Riverside County. —> Read More