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MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) has been developing different types of soft robots for a while: you might remember the mechanical fish from earlier this year that can swim like a real one. Now, that same laboratory has come up with...

Science Isn't Just For NASA: You Can Bust Out Your Own Science Spark

You might think that the first thing people would want to talk about when they find out I'm part of the Earth science team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), would be satellites or astronauts, or, well, anything Earth or space related. Show More Summary

Art at the ‘cutting’ edge: Cross-section sampling of paintings

Last month, I led a handful of members of the IMA’s Second Century Society through a special behind-the-scenes workshop in my laboratory exploring the practice of cross-section sampling in conservation science. A cross-section is a miniscule sample cut from an artwork so as to contain all the layers of the painting – from the topmost […]

Britain Launching Laser Weapons Program

The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is reportedly planning to launch a competition this year for the development of directed energy weapons (DEW).An MoD spokeswoman was quoted by DefenseNews...Show More Summary

Stardust Mission Captures Origins of Our Solar System --"Clues to the Origin of Life Itself"

"Fundamentally, the solar system and everything in it was ultimately derived from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust," says Andrew Westphal, physicist at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and lead author on the paper published this...

Advances in Molecular Medicine, Genetic Testing, and Laboratory Technologies to Be Featured at the College of American Pathologists' Annual Meeting--CAP '14: Sept. 7-10, Chicago

New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special features at the College of American Pathologists' annual scientific and education meeting, CAP'14--THE Pathologists' Meeting, Sept. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

LabCures: Crowdfunding by Laboratory Rather than by Project

last monthHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Current efforts to build a science crowdfunding community akin to the technology crowdfunding of KickStarter are largely a cut and paste of what works in for-profit space: similar presentation of projects, similar flow for donors and project managers, and so on. Show More Summary

What does ocean acidification mean for our coasts?

This post is a collaboration between Sarah Cooley, Ph.D. (Ocean Conservancy) and Meredith White, Ph.D. (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences). As we dig deeper into how ocean acidification will affect our oceans, many scientists are also starting to talk about how it affects our coasts. This is a new focus for scientists and one ripe […]

TBD: A SkyMall catalog of the future

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

Julian Bleecker and his Near Future Laboratory created the smart and provocative TBD Catalog that is essentially a science fiction SkyMall catalog. Read the rest

Links 8/4/14

Links for you. Science: Relax, UK – We’re Not All Going to Die of Ebola Contamination hits cell work: Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research. Hell is other people’s data The F.D.A.’s Blatant … Continue reading ?

Opening the Entry Gate for DNA Replication

In a study published today in Genes & Development, Dr Christian Speck from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre's DNA Replication group, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York, reveal the intricate mechanisms involved in the enzyme that governs DNA duplication during cell division.

Tenn. science lab scraps Southern accent-reduction class

Don't go fixin' to change their accents, y'all. A government laboratory canceled its plans for a "Southern Accent Reduction" class after some employees blasted the training as offensive.

Tenn. science lab scraps Southern accent-change class

Don't go fixin' to change their accents, y'all. A government laboratory canceled its plans for a "Southern Accent Reduction" class after some employees blasted the training as offensive.

Maine’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Aug. 1.

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Friday to allow science-minded residents a chance to tour the facility, meet experts and participate in hands-on activities. The free event at the Maine laboratory will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Dr. Graham Shimmield, executive director of […]

Partnership generates bright ideas for photon science

Photon science, a spin-off of particle physics, has returned to its roots for help developing better, faster detectors. In late 1940s, scientists doing fundamental physics research at the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, New York, noticed a bright arc of light coming from their particle accelerator. Show More Summary

Mobile Health, Big Data, and Antimicrobial Resistance Take Center Stage at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

At the world's largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care. This year, the meeting will include the latest news about mobile health, big data, and infectious disease testing, among many other major healthcare topics.

The Academy announces major gifts from Dolby Laboratories and the Dolby family

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum's capital campaign. Show More Summary

Academy Museum Receives $12 Million In Gifts From Dolby

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ movie theaters. Show More Summary

Links 7/14/14

Links for you. Science: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters CDC Director Releases After-Action Report on Recent Anthrax Incident; Highlights Steps to Improve Laboratory Quality and Safety ?The Two Organizations Trying to Destroy U.S. Science Education Absurd Creature of the Week: … Continue reading ?

SCIENCE: C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents. “After potentially serious back-to-ba…

SCIENCE: C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents. “After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs.”

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