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2013-04-15 16:25:08

-Molecular and Cellular Biology Research lab suite will help meet needs of growing biotech community- PURCHASE, N.Y., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchase College-SUNY unveiled its newly renovated molecular and cellular biology research lab suite (BioLab Suite) at a launch on April 11, 2013. The event was attended by leaders in the Westchester County biotech community, including George D. Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Laboratories and Maria...

2013-04-09 08:31:47

ALBANY, N.Y., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Lens LLC announces a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant award to support development of its novel accommodating intraocular lens (IOL). This $150,000 Phase I grant enables Z Lens to measure the forces of accommodation in the eye using a proprietary technique to capture the movement the ciliary body exerts on the zonules. Current IOLs are unable to capture the normal forces exerted on the capsular...

Birth Of A Star In Cepheus
2013-04-02 13:51:41

National Optical Astronomy Observatory Watching starbirth isn´t easy: tens of millions of years are needed to form a star like our Sun. Much like archeologists who reconstruct ancient cities from shards of debris strewn over time, astronomers must reconstruct the birth process of stars indirectly, by observing stars in different stages of the process and inferring the changes that take place. Studies show that half of the common stars, including our Sun, formed in massive clusters,...

Algae Blooms Could Be A Sign Of Things To Come
2013-04-02 04:43:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Instead of being an isolated occurrence, a record-breaking 2011 algae bloom in Lake Erie could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers report in this week's online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The hazardous algae bloom — the largest in the recorded history of Lake Erie — was likely caused by long-term changes to farming practices in combination with weather...

Blue Waters Supercomputer Open For Business
2013-03-31 05:59:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blue Waters — one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world — was officially declared available for use in a ceremony held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Thursday. In technical terms, the computer “is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second and, more importantly, has...

2013-03-28 04:21:28

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation proudly announces that 1999 Hertz Fellow, Mung Chiang, has won the highest National Science Foundation (NSF) honor for young researchers: the $1 million Alan T. Waterman Award. Chiang, Princeton University Professor of Electrical Engineering, uses innovative mathematical analysis to simplify and strengthen the design of wireless networks. Stating that he is "deeply humbled by this prestigious honor," Chiang...

2013-03-27 08:37:02

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that it is assisting the NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to power the Blue Waters petascale computing project that implements very high-speed network connectivity within the storage environment and externally with researchers across the nation. The Blue Waters supercomputer provides sustained performance of 1 petaFLOPS for a range of real-world science and...

2013-03-25 16:25:47

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) team has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 2013 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation for its "exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and its positive impact on technology, industry and to the society as a whole." The CBPD was selected by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center...

2013-03-22 12:24:22

CLEVELAND, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Cleveland agreed with an Ohio retiree's allegations that he was catastrophically injured by a single dose of GE Healthcare's intravenous body-scan contrast agent, the Ashcraft & Gerel LLP law firm and co-counsel said today. After a 17-day trial, the eight-member jury in Judge Dan Aaron Polster's court awarded Paul Decker and his wife Karen $5 million. Mr. Decker, of Mount Blanchard, Ohio, alleged that he acquired nephrogenic...

NSF Issues Response To Recommendations For Streamlining Scientific Logistics In Antarctica
2013-03-22 11:34:46

National Science Foundation Focus is on cost-effective and efficient ways to support Antarctic science as research frontiers evolve The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a summary response to the recommendations of an external panel of experts that was charged with advising the agency on how to improve and streamline its logistical capabilities to more efficiently support world-class Antarctic science in coming decades. The NSF document, which was made public on March 21,...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

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National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Cerro Tololo Observatory -- astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo peak, Chile, with offices in La Serena, about 40 mi (64 km) to the west. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), it is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which also operates such other major national observatories as the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The principal instrument is a 158-in. (4-m) reflecting telescope, the largest in the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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