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Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 Ash E. Donnall Thomas Lecture

The American Society of Hematology will honor Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD, of the University of California - Los Angeles with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for his groundbreaking research in iron homeostasis, including the discovery of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin and investigation of its roles in iron metabolism.

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Related Topix: Hematology, UC Los Angeles, California

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Math Can Make the Internet 5 to 10 Times Faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today.

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Related Topix: Computers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fri Jul 18, 2014

North Texas e-News

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover marks first Martian year with mission successes

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover completed a Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.

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Related Topix: Mart, TX, Science / Technology, NASA, Chemistry, Science

Science Daily

Looking back at the Jupiter crash 20 years later

Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Pasadena, CA, Astronomy, Science

Switched

Physicists Crush Diamonds With World's Largest Laser In Record-Setting Research

NIF Target Chamber This view from the bottom of the chamber shows the target positioner being inserted.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Pasadena, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Science Daily

Math can make the Internet 5-10 times faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today.

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Related Topix: Computers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed Jul 16, 2014

New Scientist

Largest laser gives diamond a record-setting squeeze

Diamond has been subjected to the wrath of the world's largest laser, which compressed the stone to greater pressures than it has ever experienced on Earth.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 14, 2014

CBS Local

Washington Vote Could Bring West Coast Closer To Full Earthquake Warning System

A critical vote is scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., that could provide federal funding for an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Adam Schiff, Burbank, CA, Geology, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Ars Technica

Brain scans find signs of financial bubbles

In the financial world, some shares have new owners every second . Today, much of the buying and selling is done by computers, but many trades still rely on human intuition-the gut feeling of the experienced trader.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBC News

Port Hawkesbury Paper using microbes to treat effluent

Port Hawkesbury Paper is using microbes to treat 30,000 cubic meters of sludge every day The paper mill is using microbes to treat 30,000 cubic meters of sludge every day.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Clarksville Online

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover drives out of area mapped as safe for it's 2012 Landing

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long , that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Tech

Irwin Oppenheim passes away

MIT professor emeritus of chemistry Irwin Oppenheim, 84, of Cambridge, passed away on June 3 from complications following cardiac surgery.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Yale University

ZDNet

To infinity and beyond! Voyager 1 is indeed in interstellar space

Some people had doubted that Voyager 1, launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, actually reached interstellar space in 2013.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Newswise

Salk Institute Welcomes Four New Faculty

The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome a new full professor and three new assistant professors, all exceptional leaders in their respective fields.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Harvard University, UC Los Angeles, California

Clarksville Online

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft senses Tsunami Waves from our Sun in Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Pasadena, CA, NASA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Jerry and Donna Siegel

Fifty-two years ago, the gods of good fortune arranged the chance meeting of two young university graduates: Donna from the University of Texas/Austin and Jerry, from California Institute of Technology/Pasadena.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Reese Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Williams Air Force Base

Thu Jul 03, 2014

RedOrbit

Stampede Supercomputer Simulations Help Shed...

Image Caption: Volume rendering of the entropy of a differentially rotating and highly magnetized progenitor to a supernova in a full 3-D.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Medical News Today

Some brain cells appear to make judgments based on a viewer's...

When evaluating another person's emotions - happy, sad, angry, afraid - humans take cues from facial expressions.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Scientific American

Nanotechnology: Deliver on a Promise

The Accurin nano-drug BIND-014 encases a toxic payload in a layer of biodegradable polymers , and uses molecules on the surface to target the tumour.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Newswise

In Study of Individual Neuron Activity, Key Brain Region Responds to Subjective Perception

When evaluating another person's emotions - happy, sad, angry, afraid - humans take cues from facial expressions.

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