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Efforts to promote research in non-medical STEM fields. These stories center on efforts to study, promote, and conduct research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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This Montana Group Has Adventurers Working for Scientists

Bitterroot

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Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that inform US Forest Service and other conservation studies. The project has led to rese...

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From surgery simulators to medical mishaps in space, video game tech is helping doctors at work

Washington Post

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An orthopedic surgeon, software developers, and medical experts have teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that helps eliminate unpredictability during surgical procedures. Although this is one of many technological advancements that's being used to bridge a gap in health care, both virtu...

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Saving Florida's Oranges Starts With Soil

NationSwell

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Healthy soil promotes plant growth and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere. To help the declining citrus industry in Florida, Locus Agricultural Solutions developed a combination of microbes to promote plant growth. The microbial additive, Rhizolizer, while originally intended to combat citrus ...

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The world's first 3D-printed neighborhood now has its first houses

FastCompany

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After using 3D printers to help communities in El Salvador, Bolivia, and Haiti rebuil...

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What happened when schools used science to revamp how reading is taught

The Seattle Times

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School districts in Pennsylvania are overhauling traditional reading curricula in favor of new neuroscience research that shows how the human brain processes sounds and symbols. The program is time-intensive, requiring teachers to learn a new way of teaching literacy, but has shown early promisin...

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This dark material: the black alchemy that can arrest carbon emissions

The Guardian

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Biochar is a form of charcoal that is proving to be quite useful in terms of renewable energy and combatting the climate crisis. From trapping carbon and methane emissions to playing a role in heating homes and feeding cows, some estimates are already showing that biochar has the potential to "of...

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