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2012-03-05 13:11:22

Discovery paves the way for new synthesis of antibiotics Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules — a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades. Their result, reported today in Nature, details how five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom in the structure of lasalocid, a natural antibiotic produced...

2012-03-03 21:00:00

Accomplished leaders Barry L. Cox, James D. Plummer and John J. Tracy bring expertise and insight to Olin's President's Council. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering, today announced the appointment of three distinguished individuals to the college´s President´s Council. Named were Barry L. Cox, a member of the board of directors of Audience, Inc. and Summit Microelectronics; James D. Plummer, dean of the School of...

WSJ: Google Used Illicit Code To Track iPhone Activity
2012-02-17 13:36:17

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google along with a handful of advertising companies has been using a piece of clandestine code to get around security settings in Apple´s Safari web browser in order to track iPhone users´ online activities. The investigation stated that Google and ad networks Vibrant Media, Media Innovation Group and Gannett PointRoll had circumvented Safari´s privacy settings by using code that falsely represents its advertisements as...

2012-02-06 22:23:37

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised the potential of the country's tremendous supply of natural gas buried in shale. He echoed the recommendations for safe extraction made by an advisory panel that included Stanford University geophysicist Mark Zoback. The panel made 20 recommendations for regulatory reform, some of which go well beyond what the president mentioned in his address. The topic is controversial. Breaking up rock layers thousands of feet...

Wireless Power Could Revolutionize Highway Transportation
2012-02-02 05:23:13

[ Watch the Video ] A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they cruise down the road. The new technology has the potential to dramatically increase the driving range of electric vehicles and eventually transform...

Stanford Aero-engineers Debut Open-source Fluid Dynamics Design Application
2012-01-25 04:00:42

Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) is an open-source software package that gives advanced engineering students a crucial leg up on the time-consuming process of writing their own code to optimize aerospace designs – offering for free what commercial applications command thousands of dollars to do. Each fall at technical universities across the world, a new crop of aeronautical and astronautical engineering graduate students settle in for the work that will consume them for the...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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