Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Latest from the Science and Technology Innovation Program


Human Genome Editing: Hopes and Fears

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Aug 18, 2015
Breakthroughs in the process of editing the human genome have scientists both "excited and terrified." What are the potential benefits and risks associated with altering human DNA and is science and society prepared for the ethical, moral, and policy questions raised by new technological capabilities? Public Policy Scholar Eleonore Pauwels helps us consider the implications of controlling the biological process in this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

The Future of 3D Printing

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Aug 11, 2015
The Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center has explored various aspect of 3D printing in a series of documentary films, reports and events. more

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Metadata Workshop Summary

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Aug 06, 2015
On July 9th & 10th, 2015, a Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing Metadata Workshop was hosted by the Wilson Center's Commons Lab in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science. The results of this workshop included 30 fields describing citizen science project metadata and are summarized in this publication. more

Science Hack Day Revisited

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Jul 10, 2015
The first ever DC-based “Science Hack Day” resulted in an impressive variety of projects and ideas. One of the event’s organizers, Elizabeth Tyson, provides a review of what happened and looks ahead to what’s next in this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

NASA’s New Horizons: Innovation, Collaboration and Accomplishment in Science and Technology

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July 15, 2015 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With the NASA New Horizons spacecraft on its final approach to its primary target - the icy dwarf planet Pluto - now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the knowledge we've already gained from the mission, and to anticipate the new discoveries that are waiting to be made. more

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