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2014-05-16 23:03:55

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on receipt of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal. Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on receipt of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal. Established by the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in 1997, the award honors outstanding individuals who have made multifaceted contributions to chemical and scientific heritage through outstanding activity in such areas...

Caltech Invents Microscope Which Captures Motion Of DNA Structures In Space And Time
2013-02-11 13:32:51

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Every great structure, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, depends on specific mechanical properties to remain strong and reliable. Rigidity–a material's stiffness–is of particular importance for maintaining the robust functionality of everything from colossal edifices to the tiniest of nanoscale structures. In biological nanostructures, like DNA networks, it has been difficult to measure this stiffness, which...

2010-06-21 08:16:00

AMSTERDAM, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Professor William H. Miller of University of California, Berkeley, Rewarded for his Outstanding Contributions to the Theory of Chemical Reactions The Editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the third Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor William H. Miller from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, for his outstanding...

2010-01-25 10:59:00

Whitesides will be honored at Heritage Day 2010, a two-day celebration beginning with the 13th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named George M. Whitesides, winner of the Kyoto Prize and the National Medal of Science, recipient of the 2010 Othmer Gold Medal. The Othmer Gold Medal ceremony and dinner will open the eighth annual Heritage Day on Wednesday, 7 April 2010. "George...

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2009-12-16 16:25:12

4D electron microscopy makes it possible to image photons of nanoscale structures and visualize their architecture Techniques recently invented by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)"”which allow the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure of nanoscale matter"”have been used to image the evanescent electrical fields produced by the interaction of electrons and photons, and to track changes in atomic-scale structures....

2009-11-05 09:20:05

In remarks at the Forum for the Future in Marrakech yesterday, Secretary Clinton announced new initiatives to bolster science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities around the world. The Secretary named Dr. Bruce Alberts, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, and Dr. Ahmed Zewail as the first three U.S. Science and Technology Envoys and announced that the State Department will expand positions for environment, science, technology, and health officers at U.S. embassies. "We want to help Muslim...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Nobel laureate, creator of femtochemistry, global speaker and advocate for science education will be honored at Heritage Day 2009, a full-day ceremony beginning with the 12th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Ahmed Zewail, Nobel laureate in chemistry (1999), to receive the 2009 Othmer Gold Medal. The award ceremony and the annual Othmer Gold Medal luncheon will open the seventh...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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