Video: ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest offers creative approach to science communication

By Lisa McDonald / March 2, 2022

Visual and nonverbal communication methods are a great tool to help scientists make their science more accessible to a wider audience. The annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest run by AAAS and Science provides an opportunity for students to practice using these powerful tools.

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Video: Ladi Kwali, the famous Nigerian potter who blended African and Western pottery

By Lisa McDonald / February 23, 2022

Two Temple Place in London is holding a special exhibition on Black women artists working in clay, with a central focus on Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali. Learn about Kwali’s life and her seminal work in blending traditional African pottery with Western studio pottery techniques.

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Video: US electric vehicle charging infrastructure poised for major expansion

By Lisa McDonald / February 16, 2022

Last week, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy announced they will begin making available the nearly $5 billion for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program. Learn more about the NEVI program and how it is just the first step toward reaching the Biden Administration’s goal of 500,000 public EV chargers by 2030.

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Video: Vessel shortage could hamper offshore wind expansion

By Lisa McDonald / February 9, 2022

As the average size of offshore wind turbines increases, the energy industry could face difficulties with installation due to a shortage of vessels capable of carrying such large equipment.

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Video: Startup company looks to launch new method of spaceflight

By Lisa McDonald / February 2, 2022

Finding another way to propel a rocket into space that does not rely on fuel may allow for simpler and less expensive rockets. California-based SpinLaunch is developing a novel ground-based system to launch rockets into orbit using kinetic energy rather than fuel.

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Video: Intel sets sights on Ohio to drastically expand domestic manufacturing with semiconductor mega-site

By Lisa McDonald / January 26, 2022

Semiconductor chip manufacturer Intel announced it is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. Learn about some of the big events that have affected the semiconductor industry in recent years and how Intel’s announcement fits into the narrative.

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Video: Personal VTOL aerial vehicles headed to consumers in 2022

By Lisa McDonald / January 19, 2022

Attention on futuristic technologies such as driverless cars, flying cars, and foldable smartphones fell largely by the wayside when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. Swedish company Jetson, though, has been hard at work behind the scenes and this year plans to ship the first 12 units of its personal electric aerial vehicle to consumers.

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Video: James Webb Space Telescope’s 30-year journey to launch

By Lisa McDonald / January 12, 2022

In December 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope finally launched after decades of delays. Today’s CTT looks at JWST’s 30-year journey to launch and ways that NASA could restructure its approach to large-scale projects in the future.

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Video: Fiberglass ducks make a splash in Pennsylvania borough

By Lisa McDonald / January 5, 2022

Ducks are the unofficial mascot of small-town Yardley, Pa. A local nonprofit recently launched a new project involving fiberglass ducks to promote the town.

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Video: Preparing for the International Year of Glass

By Lisa McDonald / December 22, 2021

The United Nations International Year of Glass will take place in 2022. Learn about some of the events planned to celebrate and how you can get involved.

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