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3 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

On line pioneers link up with Harvard and MIT

Pictured from the front are pupils Jack Macintyre, Ciaran Morgan, Edward Pitt, Connor Whyley, Will Goddard, Niall Hatchell with St Ambrose head of bBology Lucy White It is thought to be one of the first online collaborations by UK sixth formers with lecturers in leading American universities.


4 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

ASPB names 2014 awards recipients

The American Society of Plant Biologists is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 awards, honoring excellence in research, education, outreach, and service.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Plant Biology, Duke University, Biochemistry, Cambridge, MA

8 hrs ago | R & D

Excitons observed in action

A quasiparticle called an exciton has been understood theoretically for decades.


Related Topix: City College of New York, City University of New York

11 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

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The most fundamental way for a nation to build its strength in innovation is to invest in its research universities because this investment brings forth new knowledge and human capital - two key aspects that help accelerate innovation, according to Dr. L Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology .


Tue Apr 15, 2014


Giving Cell Phones to Low-Income Households Could Create $11B in Jobs, Study Finds

CIO - Providing cell phones to some 17,000,000 of the United States ' poorest households without such devices could help bread-earners find new work and generate as much as $11 billion in wages, as well as boost those families' overall safety, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Prison

Digital healthcare is the way forward

A new building named the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, located on the campus of Moray College UHI in Elgin, will be officially opened in June to further the pioneering work already being done in the area on digital healthcare or e-health.


Related Topix: Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis

Gereau named Brown professor of anesthesiology

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, , executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, congratulates Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, at his installation as the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology.


Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Biology, Saint Louis University, Health

Business Journal

Tax day avoidance strategy

Michelle Hanlon, an accounting professor at the Sloan School, said the U.S. is losing billions in taxes from U.S. taxpayers who move their money offshore and then invest it back into U.S. markets.


Related Topix: Tax, North Carolina

R & D

An Arctic ozone hole? Not quite

Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers and the public have wondered whether we might someday see a similarly extreme depletion of ozone over the Arctic.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Wreath-laying ceremony marks one-year anniversary of Boston bombings

The ceremonies remembering the one-year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Oglala, SD, Rapid City, SD


Broad Institute Awarded First Patent for Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 System

The Broad Institute today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the first patent for an engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system that is enabling scientists to modify genes and better understand the biology of living cells and organisms.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Genetics, Medicine, Inventions, Science / Technology

R & D

Targeting cancer with a triple threat

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Science

ABC Action News

Florida Poly appoints president

Randy Avent, North Carolina State University's associate vice-chancellor of research development, has been appointed the first president of Florida Polytechnic, the Lakeland university announced Monday.


Related Topix: Florida, North Carolina State University

Yorkshire Evening Post

Papal star gazer set to reach for the sky

Brother Guy is based at the Vatican Observatory headquarters in Castel Gandolfo and he curates the Vatican meteorite collection, which is believed to be one of the largest in the world.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

'Bird' Drones Recharge on Power Lines While Waiting to Swarm the Enemy

Imagine walking outside on a lovely spring day and you hear a buzzing sound; it's a little like the vibrating hum of wings, but with an oddly robotic pitch.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US News

From plastic to power - Turning Waste Into Resource

Plastic is one of the toughest materials to get rid of and trash around cities is a common sight.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Australia, World News, Inventions, Science / Technology, Chemistry, Science

WKXW-FM Trenton

Questions Linger a Year After Boston Bombings

A hand-scrawled confession condemning U.S. actions in Muslim countries was found on the inside wall of the boat where Tsarnaev was captured four frantic days later.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative William Keating

Energy secretary, a Fall River native, to speak at UMass commencement

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a Fall River native, will deliver the main address and receive an honorary degree at UMass Dartmouth's May 17 commencement ceremony honoring graduates of the engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and marine science and technology programs.


Related Topix: Fall River, MA, UMass Dartmouth, Medicine, Nursing, Deval Patrick, US Governors

R & D

A molecular approach to solar power

It's an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn't shine.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry, Science


America's (quality) jobs creator: Community colleges

FORTUNE Some Massachusetts Institute of Technology MBA students were blown away by the stories they recently heard from graduates of a local community college: One young graduate told how he dropped out of high school and drifted for a couple years before becoming an Army Ranger and then, with the help of the GI Bill, and good army counselors, got ... (more)