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2012-07-16 23:01:40

African American Scientists Called to Advocate and Mentor Next Generation Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative, a partnership of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation´s largest and most effective minority education organization, and Merck, a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well, today announced that it would award scholarships and fellowships to 37 African American students of biological science and engineering. In...

2012-07-10 23:02:58

The Pittcon Exposition Committee is now accepting booth space reservations for Pittcon 2013, which will be held March 17-21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 The Pittcon Exposition Committee is now accepting booth space reservations for Pittcon 2013, which will be held March 17-21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The discounted rate of $2,300 for a standard 10´ x 10´ space is available to...

2012-07-10 23:01:48

Christopher D. Harner, MD, Medical Director for the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center) Center for Sports Medicine will be installed as the 41st president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) on Saturday, July 14th, 2012, during the Society´s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD (July 12th-15th). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Christopher D. Harner, MD, Medical Director for the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center) Center for Sports...

2012-07-02 13:44:37

Pitt nanoscientists suggest the use of vacuums to overcome the limits of conventional silicon-based semiconductor electronics With the advent of semiconductor transistors–invented in 1947 as a replacement for bulky and inefficient vacuum tubes–has come the consistent demand for faster, more energy-efficient technologies. To fill this need, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are proposing a new spin on an old method: a switch from the use of silicon electronics back to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.