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8/16/2018

Pinellas Technical High School opened its doors this week as the first full-time technical high school in Pinellas County, Fla. The school is offering six career programs in fields such as nursing, electricity, and digital and graphic arts, and there already is a waiting list for admissions.

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ABC News
8/16/2018

Partial vision has been restored in blind mice after they were given two gene injections that transformed non-neuronal cells known as Muller glia into rod photoreceptors, according to a study published in Nature.

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The Scientist online
8/16/2018

Pesticides created as a safer alternative to those harmful to bees may be just as dangerous for the insects and affect their reproduction, a study published in Nature suggests. "Our study highlights that stressors that do not directly kill bees can still have damaging effects further down the line," said Ellouise Leadbeater of Royal Holloway, University of London.

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BBC
8/16/2018

Iron and titanium have been detected in the atmosphere of a superhot exoplanet about 620 light-years from Earth. The extreme heat of KELT-9b helped researchers pinpoint the elements' presence, according to findings published in Nature.

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Space
8/16/2018

The missing stern of World War II destroyer USS Abner Read, blown off in 1943, has been found near Alaska's Aleutian Islands. "We could clearly see the broken stern, the gun and rudder control, all consistent with the historical documents," said Eric Terrill, who led the search.

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LiveScience
8/16/2018

The NSW Medical Devices Fund in New South Wales, Australia, has awarded over $800,000 to University of Sydney and University of Wollongong researchers to advance a device that treats corneal injuries. The iFix BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that uses a special ink to fill in and seal eye wounds.

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3Ders (Netherlands)
8/16/2018

Drug company Pain Therapeutics has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the NIH to go toward research on PTI-125, a new drug candidate for Alzheimer's disease.

8/16/2018

Churchill County School District in Nevada is seeking to increase the number of partnerships with its career and technical education program. By working with Western Nevada College, the district hopes to help prevent duplication of CTE courses.

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CTE, Western Nevada College
8/16/2018

The Bryan, Texas, school district will be adding several career and technical education courses thanks to the $5 million purchase in June of its CTE Center. The first courses will begin in 2019-20 and include robotics, welding and construction science.

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CTE center
8/16/2018

About 26 high-school students were part of the inaugural "Ignite" class at the Universal Technical Institute's Lisle, Ill., campus. The three-week program taught students about technological advancements in car manufacturing.