Environmental watchdogs petition DCNR to remove access fee on oil & gas well database

Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed information about orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the commonwealth that they believe Pennsylvania taxpayers should have access to free of charge. Oil & gas well watchdogs are asking the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural … Read more

AGU Acceleration to Open Access with Geophysical Research Letters transition

AGU is committed to the principles of open science and FAIR (Fimpossible, Aaccessible, Iinteroperable and Reusable) data. To support that, over the last decade, AGU has begun to shift its journals to open access as part of our mission to support a global community in advancing Earth and space sciences. … Read more

Science on US abortion bans and abortion access

On Monday, Politico published a leaked initial draft majority opinion penned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that represents “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right. ” While a draft … Read more

Biological Science Professor Champions Inclusive Teaching, Access to STEM Careers

Joel K. Abraham understands the impact instructors’ behaviors and attitudes can have on students. One of his goals as a Cal State Fullerton professor of biological science is to communicate to his students that they belong. His commitment to student engagement, equity and inclusion earned him the university’s 2022 Carol … Read more

Bringing Science Back Home: Ph.D. Candidate Tiffany Hamm Works to Expand STEM Access

Tiffany Hamm Tiffany Hamm, a fourth-year science education doctoral student, formerly taught earth science in her hometown of Bronx, New York. She chose the School of Education to pursue a Ph.D. because she wanted to do more in the field. Making science accessible is key, she says, both in her pursuit of a doctorate and … Read more

Solar Nanowire-Nanotube Purification Filter Offers Easy Access To Clean Drinking Water

The prototype of the water purificator held by the Master project student Jerome Gabathuler. Credit: EPFL Even today, clean water is a privilege for many people around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 1.8 billion people consume water contaminated with feces, and by 2040, a large portion of the world … Read more

Smart Devices Are Spying on You Everywhere, And That’s a Problem

Have you ever felt a creeping sensation that someone’s watching you? Then you turn around and you do not see anything out of the ordinary. Depending on where you were, though, you might not have been completely imagining it. There are billions of things sensing you every day. They are everywhere, hidden in plain sight … Read more

Opera for Android integrates Ethereum Layer 2, bringing access to DeFi – Blog

Hello, We have some exciting news for you today. Opera for Android is becoming the first mobile browser with an Ethereum Layer 2 Wallet. How is this possible? Opera has integrated with DeversiFi: the integration is powered by StarkWare. What this means in practice is that OfA users will be able to transact with Ethereum … Read more

Current national trend of using two access points to put newborns in respiratory failure on ECMO increases mortality, study finds – BIOENGINEER.ORG

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Feb. 15, 2022) – The current trend of using two cannulas to place most newborns in respiratory failure on life-sustaining ECMO, one in the right internal jugular vein and a second in the right common carotid artery, rather than a single cannula in the right internal jugular, increases mortality rates for these babies, … Read more

SUTD researchers develop low-cost electroporation device that could expand global access to cancer drugs – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a microsize-gap multiple-shot electroporation (M2E) device that could improve the effectiveness of delivering cancer drugs at a lower cost, globally. Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a microsize-gap multiple-shot electroporation (M2E) device that could improve the effectiveness … Read more