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$4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund Completed By Keck Observatory
2013-03-05 12:21:50

W. M. Keck Observatory The W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully completed a $4 million campaign that will give astronomers the most detailed Adaptive Optics images of the cosmos ever created by mankind. Furthermore, the campaign was funded entirely by private philanthropy. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation awarded three grants totaling $3.7 million to significantly upgrade the Keck II Laser Guide Star Adaptive...

Keck Week 2013 Celebrates W.M. Keck Observatory's 20th Anniversary
2012-12-12 09:52:03

W. M. Keck Observatory This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory´s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing astronomical discoveries from the venerable twin-domes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The festivities will take place in several Kohala Coast resort venues as well as in the town of Kamuela and will mark a distinctive confluence of the brightest minds in astronomy alongside our...

2011-09-17 07:00:00

âœSentinels of the Seas,â an episode of WPBT2âs original production, Changing Seas, is a winner of the 2011 Communications Awards in the Film/Radio/TV category presented by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 âœSentinels of the Seas,â an episode of WPBT2âs original production, Changing Seas, is a...

2011-04-07 12:31:00

SEATTLE, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A $1 million grant from W.M. Keck Foundation will allow researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to pursue an ambitious project to sequence DNA from the human immune system to shed light on the genetic signatures of a large number of pathogenic exposures, starting with 17 common viruses and bacteria. This summer, by sequencing tens of millions of antibody genes per person - more than 100 times more genes than can be sequenced with...

2010-02-02 16:49:33

Two University of California, Berkeley, research projects that push the boundaries of their fields have each received $1 million grants from the W.M. Keck Foundation. One grant will fund research on limb and organ regeneration, while the other will support a laser laboratory that probes the movement of electrons on the attosecond timescale. The Keck grants target unconventional, high-risk research that has the potential to transform the fields of bioengineering and ultrafast laser chemistry....

2009-08-03 17:08:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone touched by the ravages of cancer knows the rapidly growing, opportunistic cells don't play fair. But in order to expose exactly how cancer cells cheat their host, scientists must first study the rules governing the orderly cooperation of normal cells. For creating a system that studies the rules governing cellular order - which enhances the potential for learning how cancer cells cheat - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center basic scientist Wenying...

2008-10-22 09:00:17

Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry on a per device and system basis, announces the deployment of their Xirrus 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, enabling the replacement of switched Ethernet to the desktop at the facility. Located on the 13,796-foot Mauna Kea summit in Hawaii, the twin Keck Telescopes are the world's largest optical and infrared telescopes and are used to probe the...

2008-08-04 15:00:18

Stanford University has received two million-dollar grants from the W.M. Keck Foundation for projects aimed at using light to control a variety of cells and exploring how specific enzymes help embryonic stem cells turn into adult cells. The beneficiaries of the grants are Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Joanna Wysocka, PhD, assistant professor of chemical and systems biology and of developmental biology....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Keck Observatory -- From a remote outpost on the summit of Hawaii's dormant Mauna Kea volcano, astronomers at the W.M. Keck Observatory probe the deepest regions of the Universe with unprecedented power and precision. Their instruments are the twin Keck Telescopes, the world's largest optical and and infrared telescopes. Each stands eight stories tall and weighs 300 tons, yet operates with nanometer precision. At the heart of each Keck Telescope is a revolutionary primary mirror. Ten...

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