News tagged with scientific advances

Battling addictions with engineering algorithms

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemical engineers are responsible for numerous scientific advances, ranging from affordable pharmaceuticals and super-strong synthetic fibers to environmental cleanup and recycling technologies. ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Engineering
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TED conference sets stage for a week of bright ideas

A former Greek prime minster, a specialist in the sex lives of animals and a "gentleman thief" are among the eclectic set of speakers spreading cutting-edge ideas at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh this week.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Other
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Fixing the economy the scientific way

Here are two facts that might seem unrelated: (1) Most Americans cannot name a living scientist. (2) Over the last two years, by far the most pressing problems in the country have been the economy and the cost of health ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Citizen scientist: Helping scientists help themselves

We are all scientists now, thanks to SETI@home, Galaxy Zoo, The Great Sunflower Project, Folding@home and counltess other projects that allow individuals to take part in scientific research directly or indirectly. In the ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Other
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Using light to change the makeup of plastics

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor is using rays of light to control the shape of a special type of plastic, a project that could have long-term implications for manufacturing, solar energy harvesting, aerospace ...

dateJul 03, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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