The Trump administration is looking to Congress to fill in the gaps of its $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment plan, but that effort could face an uphill battle. The plan primarily relies on cuts to existing expenditures to pay for it, and Trump indicated he was not willing to battle hard to get the measure passed.
The next payload for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will be the ultra-precise Deep Space Atomic Clock, according to Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials. The clock, which will be launched sometime in June, is expected to help spacecraft in deep space make precise calculations for course corrections.
The US Transportation Department has announced a March 1 conference to "identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe rollout" of autonomous vehicles. The event will also include automakers, technology companies and road safety advocates.
Mozilla will release an open gateway for the internet of things through its Project Things effort. Mozilla's Web of Things Gateway will enable users to replace brand-name connected home devices with an open device.
Researchers are touting shorter-wavelength terahertz frequencies as a better delivery system for data than millimeter-wave-based 5G networks, saying 5G will fail to keep up with the demand for bandwidth created by the internet of things. They published their findings in APL Photonics.
Making science stick Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking funding to launch an online community college program that lets students earn certificates and badges in high-demand fields, such as health care and manufacturing. Some faculty groups are pushing back, saying the plan segregates students ill-prepared to succeed in an online environment into a "virtual ghetto."
Low-income students enrolled in the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge program at the City University of New York earn more money in their late 20s and 30s than academically similar students from wealthier backgrounds, a new study finds. Such programs offer additional support, financial aid and counseling, but researchers say more study is needed to determine which factors are key for specific student groups.
A new report from the US Education Department shows that students who are the first in their family to attend college are more likely to drop out after three years. The data also show that first-generation students were more likely to initially enroll in two-year public schools than were students whose parents attended college.
If you want a salary increase, you need to ask for it, says executive coach Jean Stafford. Do research to assess whether you're asking at the right time and following the right processes, and be prepared with evidence supporting the reasons you deserve a raise.
If you lack relevant skills or experience in a job interview, acknowledge your shortcoming and explain how you plan to address it, says HR expert Barry Drexler. Provide examples of similar skills or experience and reiterate that you are willing to learn.