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2014-05-29 23:03:56

New York based photographer, Jeffrey Apoian http://www.jeffreyapoian.com was able to give a new look to the event icons used by this year’s World Science Festival http://www.worldsciencefestival.com held in the five boroughs of New York City opening this month. This event hosts five days of events with 50 venues. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 New York based photographer, Jeffrey Apoian http://www.jeffreyapoian.com was able to give a new look to the event icons used by this year’s...

2014-05-01 16:27:01

Nation's Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make Science Compelling and Accessible to Everyone NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers - bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City. The program lineup for the 2014 World Science Festival can be found at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/events, where...

What Is Time? Alan Alda Contest Seeks Answer For Sixth-Graders
2012-12-11 10:02:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alan Alda, 76, an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the television show MASH, has also long been involved in science, playing a key role in the founding of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, where he is a visiting professor. Alda last year kicked of a whirlwind contest by asking a simple question: “What is a flame?” That...

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year´s recipients of the Kavli Prizes — prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. This year´s laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties at nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and...

Alda Issues Challenge To Explain Flames To Grade Schoolers
2012-03-25 05:04:51

An ongoing contest at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science is seeking entries that explain exactly what a flame is in such a way that older grade-school children can grasp the concept and understand just what the process is all about. The contest, which was the brainchild of actor, writer, and Center for Communicating Science board member Alan Alda, runs through April 2 and is an attempt to make science "more approachable," Center director...

2010-06-04 03:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From the World Science Festival in New York, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Fellow Dr. Donald M. Eigler was awarded the most prestigious honor in nanoscience, The Kavli Prize, sharing the honor with Nadrian Seeman, a professor at New York University. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-scientist-awarded-prestigious-kavli-prize-for-nanoscience-95578589.html (Logo:...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

OSLO, Norway, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes. The laureates were chosen for research that has transformed our knowledge of basic units of matter, laid the foundations for the field of nanotechnology, revealed the molecular basis for the transfer of brain signals and other physiological...

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2010-05-30 10:42:42

Brian Greene and other "string theorists" are exploring a possible scenario in which people, and the entire world in which we live, are actually a 3-D holographic projection of two-dimensional data that exists outside the accessible universe. The concept is hard to comprehend for some because of the complex math behind the theory. However, Greene says his goal is to build public excitement about science. "The idea is to...find the compelling narrative and stories that allow these programs...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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