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Optical fiber produced from thin air by lasers


  • New Scientist

Optical fibers created by lasers out of air can carry data to and from difficult-to-reach areas, according to research by the University of Maryland. Researchers used four lasers arranged in a square … Read More

Ohio students practice life skills during overnight camping trip


  • Aurora Advocate (Ohio)

Ohio educators helped nine students with disabilities work on life and social skills by organizing an overnight camping trip to a state park. The students raised funds for the event by running an in-s… Read More

Questions workers should ask themselves before accepting a job


  • U.S. News & World Report

Job seekers should know what kind of culture, management and perks make them happy when considering where they want to work, career coach Arnie Fertig writes in this blog post. "Your aim, just as is a… Read More