NASA is sending Iowa-grown algae from the DMACC Biotechnology Lab to space on the next International Space Station resupply load, Des Moines Area Community College announced today. Julie González, DMACC biology professor and chair of the biotechnology program, will hand-deliver the algae to NASA officials this weekend at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, […]

How do we get young girls into tech? New research by the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls might already be there – adults just aren’t very good at listening to them. The results, reported by the New York Times, show that girls are more likely than boys to actively use tech to learn […]

Things go missing – keys, sunglasses, odd socks, baryonic matter, and computer passwords. With the help of a NASA grant, University of Iowa professor Phil Kaaret and his students might be able to solve one of those mysteries, reports the University of Iowa. Kaaret, students and research assistants will launch the satellite HaloSat to search […]

Cedar  Rapids-based Rockwell Collins demonstrated fail-safe data links to the U.S. government recently during two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Program, the Corridor Business Journal reported. During the test program, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond […]