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We the Geeks: Women Role Models

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Council on Women and Girls blog. See the original post here.
In order for the United States to continue to lead the world in innovation and reap the health, security, and economic benefits offered by cutting-edge …

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President Obama Visits a Middle School Classroom – and Borrows a Student’s iPad

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Earlier today, President Obama visited Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland to announce major progress on his ConnectED initiative. Before his remarks, however, he stopped by one of the school’s math classes to chat with…

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White House Endorses Extension of Space Station Operations from 2020 to 2024

A White House endorsement Wednesday of an extension of operations aboard the U. S. led International Space Station from 2020 to at least 2024 sets a wide stage for more work on life support systems for future human deep space missions, the maturing of U. S. commercial low Earth orbit crew and cargo transportation services, [...]

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We the Geeks: Talking Turkey and the Science of Cooking

Ed. note: This event has concluded. Watch the full hangout below.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving here at the White House, you’re invited to join me and a lineup of top food experts as we “talk turkey” and dive into our dinner plates …

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Mars Moon, Phobos, May Hold Red Planet Materials

A new study has calculated how the Martian moon, Phobos, may be peppered with material from Mars itself. Therefore, a planned Russian mission to return a sample from the Martian moon Phobos will likely be a twofer. Work by James Head, professor of geological sciences at Brown University, an author on the study, helps to [...]

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