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Posted byon August 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
On Thursday, August 23, the White House will welcome the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, top innovators from outside government who will work with top innovators inside government to create real and substantial changes that will in a very short time frame benefit the American people, save taxpayers money, and help create new jobs.
Posted byon August 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM EDT
Youngstown, Ohio will soon be the home to a new public-private institute aimed at boosting 3-D printing technology.
Posted byon August 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM EDT
The interactive web site for the PBS series “Design Squad Nation” took home an Emmy in June for “outstanding new approaches” in children’s daytime television. An extension into broadband media by the producers of the WGBH TV show, the website serves as a destination for creative ‘tweens and teens that encourages youth to “dream big,” be creative, solve problems and make things that help people.
Posted byon August 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT
President Obama calls the team that landed the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars.
Posted byon August 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM EDT
Like people all over the world, the White House has been using Twitter to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Posted byon August 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM EDT
Sophie Lebrecht is a joint post-doctoral researcher in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is also an entrepreneur, thanks to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (or I-Corps), a program created to allow researchers the opportunity to apply their research to the commercial world. I talked with Lebrecht about I-Corps and her experience as a scientist-turned-entrepreneur.
Posted byon August 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDT
NASA lands the Curiosity Rover on Mars, where it will investigate whether conditions have favored development of microbial life on the Red Planet
Posted byon August 4, 2012 at 5:34 AM EDT
To celebrate three million Twitter followers, we want to hear from you! Tell us why you follow @WhiteHouse and check out a new behind the scenes video with President Obama answering questions on Twitter.
Posted byon August 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM EDT
Last night, the Senate advanced the cause of protecting Americans’ privacy and civil liberties by unanimously confirming four of the President’s five nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB): Rachel Brand, Elisabeth Cook, Jim Dempsey, and Judge Patricia Wald.
Posted byon August 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM EDT
Patents for Humanity, a new pilot program developed by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), seeks to encourage inventors who develop and help make availablepatented technologies that address the world's humanitarian challenges and improve the lives of the poor. As an incentive, winners will receive a certificate for expedited processing of certain matters before the USPTO, as well as public recognition for their contributions.