Neuroscience, Science Communication and #ShutdownSTEM
In the wake of #ShutdownSTEM, we share some important resources and look towards the impact of the movement on science and science communication.
Eco-nutrition Label for Labware Could Make Science a Greener Place To Be
In science, being green can be challenging but one not-for-profit organization are trying to do something to fix that. Hear about the ACT label initiative, an eco-labeling system similar to food nutritional labeling, for laboratory products enabling scientists to understand the environmental impact of a product and its packaging and make informed choices.
Inner Speech, Internal Monologues and “Hearing Voices”: Exploring the Conversations Between Our Ears
We don’t often outwardly discuss the conversation inside our heads. New research has aimed to better define what our "inner speech" is and what areas of the brain are responsible for it.
Measuring Our Brains' State of Mind Using State-of-the-Art Technology
Ever wonder what happens in your brain to make the switch between exhaustion and over-caffeination after a few cups of coffee? New research has teased out information about "brain states" and how changes in our neurons' activity and synchronization drive these switches in our brain and behavior.
Parachutes to PPE: Providing Safety Equipment During COVID-19
Adventure sports materials provider NOVA has spent decades making safety equipment. But the recent COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Austrian company repurpose their products to fight viruses rather than prevent skydiving accidents.
Post-it Note PhD
The #PostItNotePhD challenge asked scientists to summarize their PhD on a single post-it note. Here are a selection of Technology Networks' favorites.
Is Research Quality Being Compromised During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
It is an extraordinary time, but it is not an excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Professor Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill University, and Professor Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University, in a Policy Forum published in the journal Science . Technology Networks spoke with Kimmelman in a recent interview to gain his insights on research exceptionalism.
Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why Is Testing So Important?
In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Marcus Walker and Matthew Donora from Open Cell, a startup lab facility in London that has created testing labs inside shipping containers, explained in greater detail exactly why testing is so important to combating a pandemic.
Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: What Lessons Can We Learn?
We speak with Dr Joe Hanson from “It’s Okay to Be Smart” about some of the lessons that we can learn from the coronavirus pandemic.
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