NCAR study points to increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels

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Local weather forecast warnings about unhealthy air could become much more common around the country. A recent scientific study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research warns of a whopping 70% increase in the number of days with unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050.

Change the World: Science and Engineering Careers Fair

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For two days in September, Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia that inspired young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Scientists, engineers and tech companies set up exciting, interactive, educational exhibits and activities that highlighted their fascinating NSF funded research. Guests could also enjoy a variety of fun science and engineering-related...

Virtual Reality Scientist - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Jurgen Schulze is creating whole new worlds -- virtual worlds, that is! Find out what it's like to be a virtual reality scientist.

Environmental Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does an environmental engineer do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Tamar Losleben shows us how environmental engineers research and plan the best ways to satisfy both human and environmental needs. Find out what it’s like to be an environmental engineer.

Science Nation - Science of Shopping

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Go into any grocery store and cameras may be watching you. These cameras are not looking for thieves, they're looking for shoppers! The cameras are focused on the tops of peoples' heads (so it's anonymous), but they don't have to see faces to track which store aisles get the most traffic and how long consumers spend looking over products. With support from the National Science Foundation, computer scientist and CEO of VideoMining Rajeev Sharma and his team have designed software that...