DOD Harnesses Science, Technology to Counter Adversaries > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

DOD Harnesses Science, Technology to Counter Adversaries > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

China is attempting to offer an alternative to the international world order, increasing its capacity to reshape international borders and rapidly developing capabilities in artificial intelligence, hypersonic weapons, shipbuilding and space capabilities, said Heidi Shyu, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.  Addressing these long-term challenges requires a robust and accelerated science, technology and development…

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Fighting Alzheimer’s disease: Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Parks

Fighting Alzheimer’s disease: Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Parks

Hong Kong’s start-up scene is combining innovation and entrepreneurial spirit with universities and laboratories, coupled with the industrial might of the Greater Bay Area. At Hong Kong’s Science Parks, research clusters called InnoHK are developing global collaboration. Health@InnoHK focuses on healthcare and AIR@InnoHK on AI and robotics technologies.  Within the Health@InnoHK, the Hong Kong Centre for Neurodegenerative…

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Why science needs more research software engineers

Why science needs more research software engineers

Paul Richmond is a research software engineer in the United Kingdom.Credit: Shelley Richmond In March 2012, a group of like-minded software developers gathered at the University of Oxford, UK, for what they called the Collaborations Workshop. They had a common vocation — building code to support scientific research — but different job titles. And they…

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Rooting African science and technology education in cultures and languages

Rooting African science and technology education in cultures and languages

Molecular biologist and entrepreneur Khady Sall helps to guide students towards jobs in biotechnology and artificial intelligence.Credit: Ricci Shryock for Nature Voices from Africa In the final article of this eight-part series about the career experiences of African women scientists, Khady Sall explains how seeing the 2018 superhero film Black Panther contributed to her decision…

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