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Q&A: JUMP Innovation Series Helps Innovator Take Giant Leap With Invention

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No organization has all of the answers, and the next big idea could be germinating out among the American public. With this understanding, the Department of Energy launched a new crowdsourcing campaign that teams government labs with industry partners in search of new and exciting clean energy concepts. It’s called JUMP, which stands for: Join the discussion; Unveil innovation; Motivate transformation; and Promote Tech2Mkt (technology... Continue reading
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The conundrum of counting sea lions

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Calling all computer scientists and citizen innovators – we need your help with counting an endangered population of Steller sea lions. Here’s the backstory. Counting the Steller sea lion population is vital to monitoring the species and staying informed about how population are doing. Each summer, NOAA Fisheries biologists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center head up to Alaska and gear up for weeks in the field to conduct abundance... Continue reading
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Finalists Announced in EdSim Challenge

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We are thrilled to share that today the U.S. Department of Education announced the five finalists in the EdSim Challenge. The Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. Five finalists were selected out of an impressive 249 submissions. Thank you to every... Continue reading
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NIH launches competition to develop human eye tissue in a dish

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The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Over the next three years pending availability of funds, NEI plans to offer more than $1 million in prize money to spur development of human retina organoids. “None of the model systems c... Continue reading
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Space Poop Challenge Winner’s Solution May End Up in Space Soon

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The winner of a recent NASA challenge may see his invention (or parts of it) launched into space on a mission in the next few years. “I guess it was all pretty abstract before, but it does look like they will use some of the ideas fairly soon,” said Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon, a family doctor and flight surgeon whose system for managing bathroom functions in space won NASA’s recent Space Poop Challenge. Managed with the help of He... Continue reading
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Winning App Crowdsources Life-Saving Response to Opioid Overdose

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In the United States, people are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than in a car accident. Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the culprit in most of these fatalities. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose in this country, from overdoses involving heroin and prescription painkillers,... Continue reading
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Finalists Announced in NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge

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When astronauts finally land on the surface of Mars, they may not be alone. They may bring with them some associates who stand more than six feet tall, weigh about 300 pounds and have programmed souls. This past summer NASA launched its Space Robotics Challenge, which seeks to equip humanoid robots with the autonomy and dexterity they need to work alongside astronauts on a Mars mission -- and even do some prep work before humans arrive. ... Continue reading
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