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What will it take to get humans to Mars?

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

It will take a thirst for knowledge, a big budget, a stomach for risk, and many steps along the way.

Why is it important to encourage more women to pursue science and engineering careers?

Posted on: December 14th, 2019 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

To stay competitive globally, the nation needs the talent and creative ability of all of its people—both women and men. But women currently are a smaller part of the science and engineering workforce—in industry and in our nation’s colleges and universities.

Can forensic scientists match—with certainty—a bullet, fingerprint, or strand of hair to a crime suspect?

Posted on: December 7th, 2019 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

Despite what we see on TV and in the movies, no, they can’t. In fact, the only way to connect a piece of evidence to a specific person with near-certainty is through nuclear DNA analysis of biological material.

What are the biggest problems facing veterans returning home from conflict?

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

The majority readjust to life off the battlefield with few difficulties. But a significant number—44% who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to one survey—say they’ve had problems readjusting after their return.