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Measuring Moving Parts in Biotechnology

May 20, 2016

Guest post by Laurie Locascio, PhD, Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This year’s World Metrology Day is themed “Measurements in a Dynamic World,” so it’s fitting that we are also celebrating the formal launch of the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, or JIMB. The initiative began as a pilot three years ago to answer the biotech industry’s calls for measurement tools.

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Top Scientists and Inventors Honored at the White House

May 19, 2016

At a ceremony at the White House earlier today, President Obama honored recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on our nation’s most accomplished innovators and inventors.

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Finding Common Ground on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

May 19, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Admistration (NTIA) Blog
More than a year ago, President Obama asked NTIA to convene stakeholders to help develop best practices to address privacy, transparency and accountability issues related to private and commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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Attention Kid Scientists! – The President Wants Your Ideas on Science and Technology

May 19, 2016

President Barack Obama blows a bubble while talking with nine-year-old Jacob Leggette about his experiments with additive and subtractive manufacturing with a 3D printer, his project that was part of the White House Science Fair in the Blue Room of the White House, April 13, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

At the 6th White House Science Fair in April, President Obama met nine-year-old inventor Jacob Leggette, who, with the help of a 3D printer, has created everything from a bubble-blowing wand to a mini model of the White House. 

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How Wearable Tech Can Help You Achieve Better Business Performance

May 19, 2016

It takes stamina and energy to run a business. Not only that, but study ...

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Middle Class Work Deserves Middle Class Wages

May 18, 2016

The below was originally posted on the Secretary of Labor's Medium page.

Above: Elizabeth volunteering at an annual Lupus walk with her son (who was very excited to sit in a real fire truck).

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Basic Information about Operating Agreements

May 18, 2016

If you are seeking a business structure...

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Email from Vice President Joe Biden: Why I'm Going to Ohio Today

May 18, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden sent the following message to the White House email list, inviting people to learn more about a big change we're making to our overtime rules. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

My dad had something he used to say to me:

“A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity and respect.”

Part of what he meant by that, I think, is that without the ability to provide for your family, you’re deprived of your dignity.

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Inside the Mind of a Fish Passage Engineer: Working on Innovative Solutions to Fish Migration

May 18, 2016

This following originally appeared on the NOAA Fisheries Blog

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Taking Action to Expand Overtime Protections

May 17, 2016

Vice President Biden Speaks on Overtime Pay

Listen in on the Vice President's remarks in Columbus, Ohio at 2:30 pm ET

Ahead of his visit, the Vice President wrote about what the updated overtime rule means for workers:

Right now, you're guaranteed overtime if you’re an hourly worker, but if you’re salaried, you’re only automatically guaranteed overtime if you make less than $23,660. If you’re a manager on salary and you work an extra 10, 20, 30 hours a week -- you often don’t get paid a dime more for those additional hours. That’s simply wrong.

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