Latest Joel Levine Stories

2011-05-31 14:42:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joel Levine, a senior research scientist at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will be honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award and will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 commencement at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Levine will serve as the keynote speaker for the master's ceremony. He serves as chief scientist and principal investigator...

2010-12-15 12:20:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An effort to engage and educate underrepresented middle and high school students about NASA's role in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has earned two NASA Langley employees national recognition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Seven years ago Joel and Arlene Levine noticed there wasn't much diversity in the NASA audience during a space shuttle launch; and they decided to do something...

2009-10-15 07:51:06

When Professor Joel Levine's team genetically tweaked fruit flies so that they didn't produce certain pheromones, they triggered a sexual tsunami in their University of Toronto Mississauga laboratory. In fact, they produced bugs so irresistible that normal male fruit flies attempted to mate with pheromone-free males and even females from a different species-generally a no-no in the fruit fly dating scene. The study, published in the Oct. 15 issue of Nature, points to a link between sex,...

2007-10-01 15:28:58

It's no mystery that over the years society has enjoyed amenities and technological advances made by NASA. Often these discoveries find their way into mainstream lifestyles through a process referred to as technology transfer or spinoffs. So can the agency that brought you semiconductor cubing, enriched baby food, improved athletic shoes and comfier mattresses help solve a mystery of national importance? The Charters of Freedom -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the...

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