Education secretary highlights importance of STEM

Arne_Duncan_at_National_Teacher_Hall_of_Fame,_Emporia_State_University,_Emporia,_KansasFrom Valley Central: U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Rio Grande Valley to speak to students at Student Leadership Day at HESTEC in Edinburg.

Duncan highlighted the importance of STEM education and reminded students that technology helps mold the future.

“I want all of you to think not just about Apple products but creating Apple products and working for Apple, and think about all the great technology that you’re working on today and have found ways of enjoying. Think about creating all of that. And the jobs of the future, so many of them, not all of them, are in the STEM fields,” Duncan said.

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Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link

brain-770044_1920Imagine a future where you could transmit a unique feeling, a hard-to-translate thought process, or precise motor movements via a neural pattern from your brain to someone else’s brain, sharing what can’t otherwise be easily communicated. This is the goal of new research conducted at the University of Washington (UW).

In the UW experiment, published in PLOS ONE, subjects played a 20 Questions–style game through a direct brain-to-brain connection, and accurately guessed what object was on the other person’s mind 72 percent of the time.

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