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To Prove A Point, Transparent Artificial Muscle Plays Grieg
2013-08-29 15:24:05

Harvard University Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker. No ordinary speaker, it consists of a thin sheet of rubber sandwiched between two layers of a saltwater gel, and it's as clear as a window. A high-voltage signal...

2010-08-23 13:19:48

With laws, government regulations, and funding priorities continuing to exert a broad impact on science, a group of graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is holding a special symposium Aug. 23 during the American Chemical Society (ACS) 240th National Meeting and Exhibition here to familiarize future scientists with the unfamiliar realm of public policy. "Public policy is the course of action that government agencies take in regard to a particular issue or set of...

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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2009-10-20 07:52:19

Stacks of filter paper provide a realistic, easy-to-use medium for growing cells An insight from the labs of Harvard chemist George Whitesides and cell biologist Don Ingber is likely to make a fundamental shift in how biologists grow and study cells "“ and it's as cheap and simple as reaching for a paper towel. Ratmir Derda, a postdoctoral student co-mentored by Whitesides and Ingber at Harvard's new Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has realized that by growing...


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