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Private Industry in the 21st Century Space Race

By Carlos Faraco
The work of governements has typically been associated with human led endeavors into space, to the moon, and beyond. For example, man’s first trip to the moon was headed by the United States National

PODCAST | Reality at the smallest scale: What is quantum physics and why should you care?

By Eric Breckenfeld
“Quantum physics” is often viewed in popular culture as being entirely incomprehensible. STPF fellows Eric Breckenfeld and Jonathan Trinastic speak with three physicists from government, academia and

Shadowing an Industry? Effects of an Eclipse on Solar Power in the U.S.

By Noel Bakhtian
Zoologists, astrologers, and eclipse chasers are all preparing for the event on August 21st, the first of its kind in 99 years—a total eclipse of the sun, when the moon will block all direct sunlight

Finding the Right Fit: How to Survive STPF Legislative Placement Interviews

By Yan Zheng
Note: This post is intended to help incoming legislative branch fellows prepare for interviews with congressional offices. Perhaps it is your first job out of grad school or maybe you are

Concerned about national security? Then fight climate change!

By Adam Rosenblatt
Climate change is most commonly thought of as an environmental and economic issue, but it is also a serious national security threat. The national security Americans currently enjoy is jointly

Feedback: Seeing Through Safety

By Kyle Wesson
This is the third and final post in a mini-series on the Sci on the Fly blog that explores questions about feedback. Earlier posts are here and here. This post asks: How does feedback influence the