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    Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s ‘preprint’ experiment

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review. To cut through this problem, researchers in physics and mathematics have long used “preprint… [...]

    Study examines hiring, retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM faculty

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Women and underrepresented minorities have been actively recruited by universities for faculty positions in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields for some time now. Has this recruitment been effective? Is faculty makeup becoming – and staying – more diverse? [...]

    Wave properties of particles can manifest in collisions

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Dmitry Karlovets, senior researcher at the TSU Faculty of Physics, and Valery Serbo from the Institute of Mathematics of the SB RAS have shown that it is possible to observe the wave properties of massive particles at room temperature in practically any modern physics laboratory—it is only necessary to precisely focus the beam of particles. The results of the theoretical research were published in Physical Review Letters. [...]

    Is there too much emphasis on STEM fields at universities?

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories The perception abounds around the world that science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, matter more economically and academically than the humanities and social sciences. [...]

    Twelve from MIT honored by the American Physical Society

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering Prize winners span six departments in the schools of Science and Engineering. [...]

    Faster big-data analysis

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) System for performing “tensor algebra” offers 100-fold speedups over previous software packages. [...]

    MIT-Haiti, Google team up to boost education in Kreyòl

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities Institute-led effort to create STEM lexicon is now available for global translation. [...]

    New tool predicts risk of plant disease and infestation worldwide

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the geographical dis… [...]

    Amazon Is Quietly Building the Robots of Sci-Fi—Piece by Practical Piece

    Original @ Singularity Hub Science fiction is the siren song of hard science. How many innocent young students have been lured into complex, abstract science, technology, engineering, or mathematics because of a reckless and irresponsible exposure to Arthur C. Clarke at a tender age? Yet Arthur C. Clarke has a very famous quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable […] [...]

    It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories High-achieving undergraduates of color pursuing lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have their sights set on social justice, not just a big paycheck, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in American Jou… [...]