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Brazil looks to attract foreign engineers, doctors to boost economy

Apr 5, 2013
Stephen Keppel, economic editor at Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Brazil is working to attract foreign skilled workers from around the world.
Posted In: brazil, Immigration, Science

NIH director welcomes BRAIN initiative

Apr 4, 2013
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins says government funding is the best way to support large scientific enterprises and fundamental health advances.
Posted In: brain, research, Science, Health, Obama

Employers race to snap up foreign work visas

Apr 2, 2013
Want a sign that business is hiring? For the first time since 2008, federal officials expect the 85,000 visas for foreign skilled workers will be snapped up in just a few days.
Posted In: H-1B visas, visa, Science

Not your high school science fair: A radio postcard from the Intel Science Talent Search

Mar 18, 2013
A radio postcard from the annual Intel Science Talent Search, which gathers together high school students from around the country to show off their innovations.
Posted In: Science, high school, Intel

Sequester: Federal R&D to suffer long-term effects

Mar 1, 2013
The sequester may have immediate impacts on federal workers, the unemployed, and federal aviation personnel -- but what will be its long-term effects?
Posted In: sequester, Science, Tech

Telepathic rats communicate via computer

Mar 1, 2013
A lab at Duke University has taken us one step closer to mind-melding, using rats.
Posted In: Science, neuroscience, biotech

Mark Zuckerberg will give you millions for science research

Feb 21, 2013
11 scientists are $3 million richer than they were earlier this week thanks to the new 'Breakthrough Prize' awarded by Silicon Valley tech titans including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Posted In: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Tech, Nobel Prize

Attack of the mosquito! Bugs beat DEET

Feb 21, 2013
New research indicates that the main protection against the mosquito, DEET, may not be as effective as originally thought.
Posted In: Science, mosquito, consumer

Apps transform cellphone users into citizen scientists

Jan 7, 2013
Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Posted In: mobile apps, Science, data, big data

Graphene material gets big investment from Britain

Dec 27, 2012
The British government is plowing more public money into a miracle new substance. Graphene is said to be the lightest, thinnest and strongest material known to man. It was developed in Britain and could revolutionize high-tech manufacturing.
Posted In: Britain, Science

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