Science and Technology

Let’s Play: Games and the Federal Government

The Federal Games Guild (FGG), an informal community of practice of federal agencies who are interested in the use and design of games for federal initiatives, will be hosting its first (un)conference. The purpose of this conference is to provide a platform to allow members to connect with one another and deepen their understanding of the application of games in the federal space.

How to Optimize Human Biology: Where Genome Editing and Artificial Intelligence Collide

Genome editing and artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionize medicine in the United States and globally. Though neither are new technologies, the discovery of CRISPR in genome editing and advances in deep learning for AI could finally grant clinical utility to both. The medical use of these technologies individually could result in their eventual combined use, raising new and troubling ethical, legal, and social questions. If ongoing technical challenges can be overcome, will the convergence of AI and CRISPR result practitioners ‘optimizing’ human health?

The Space Race and the Origins of the Space Age

October 4, 2017 was the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, an event which marked the beginning of the Space Race and, with it, the beginning of the space age. 

The Space Race captured the imagination of millions of Americans and remains a defining moment in our national history. Today, space technology and exploration have entered a second major era of new capabilities and discoveries. Once again, space occupies an important place in American life and in the popular imagination.

FAPESP Week 2017: Nebraska & Texas

In 2017, from September 18 to 22, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Texas Tech University will organize FAPESP WEEK NEBRASKA AND TEXAS. The symposium aims at strengthening the links between scientists from Brazil and United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

To see the full program of FAPESP Week 2017, click here.

 

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