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1 hr ago | Los Angeles Times

Scientists create see-through mouse and rat bodies

Scientists have developed a new technique for making tissue samples transparent.


5 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy ranked among top colleges in the nation

The United States Air Force Academy has been ranked the 4th best college in the west and the 34th best in the nation by Forbes.


Related Topix: Air Force Academy, CO, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado College, Williams College, Swarthmore College

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Live Science

Transparent Bodies: Mice Go See-Through For Science

A warm, furry mouse has been transformed into a pale, gooey-looking "see-through" version of its former self, by researchers wielding a new technique they say could be used to better understand processes in the body.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

Criminal Report Daily

Here's What NASA's Next Generation Mars Rover Will Do

Like Curiosity's landing method in 2012, the Mars 2020 rover will use a similar "skycrane" to be lowered onto the Red Planet's surface.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

Denver Post

CU-Boulder named to Forbes' list of America's most entrepreneurial universities

Business magazine Forbes has named the University of Colorado's Boulder campus to its 2014 list of America's most entrepreneurial schools .


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, UC Berkeley

See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.


Hispanic Business

Investigators at California Institute of Technology Detail Findings...

Whereas, little attention has been given to long-term thermal stability of secondary phases and microstructural evolution."


Related Topix: Journalism

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

Construction on $1.3B Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii may start in the fall

This rendering shows the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope planned for the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Hawaii Government

Washington Times

Arthur M. Blank Center, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Money magazine entered the college-ranking game on Monday, declaring the little-known Babson College as the nation's "best bang for your buck" university.


Related Topix: Wellesley, MA, Babson College, Webb Institute, Harvey Mudd College

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Seattle Times

Guest: Victoria’s sewage does not pollute Washington shores

WASHINGTON residents concerned about Victoria's sewage discharge might take comfort in knowing that it's a treatment system based on research by such august U.S. institutions as University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology, and the U.S. National Research Council.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US Governors, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Scientific American

Act on Climate Change, but Tackle Other Global Problems, Too

In the year 2393 a historian in the Second People's Republic of China penned a book about how scientists, economists and politicians living in the 21st century failed to act on the solid science they had that gave clear warnings of the climate catastrophe ahead.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Harvard University, Columbia University, Weather, Global Warming

Tue Jul 22, 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.