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Latest Bartosz A. Grzybowski Stories

2012-08-24 00:17:49

Northwestern University scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network -- a chemical Google on steroids.

2012-03-05 10:55:30

A polymer is a mesh of chains, which slowly break over time due to the pressure from ordinary wear and tear.

2011-11-28 11:19:25

Physicist Richard Feynman in his famous 1959 talk, "Plenty of Room at the Bottom," described the precise control at the atomic level promised by molecular machines of the future.

2011-10-17 09:22:34

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that can "steer" electrical currents.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.