One New Honor for 213 Exceptional Individuals: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects New Members

April 18, 2018|American Academy of Arts & Sciences|

Dr. Henry Kapteyn is elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

CAMBRIDGE, MA | April 18, 2018 — As part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ commitment to recognizing and celebrating excellence, 213 individuals in a wide range of disciplines and professions have been elected as members of the Class of 2018. Founded in 1780, the Academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.

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Department of Energy Announces $99 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

April 13, 2018|Department of Energy|

STROBE’s Markus Raschke received a Phase II STTR to continue work with STROBE industry partner, Anaysis.

82 Grants Will Support Scientific Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 82 grants totaling $99 million to 69 small businesses in 26 states.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase II research and development.

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UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores

April 13, 2018|CNSI at UCLA|

UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. The images enabled them to map the virus’ structure and offered new insights into how HSV-1 works. A report on the research was published online by the journal Science. The scientists used cryo electron microscopy, or cryoEM, to obtain the first atomic model of the virus particle, which is made up of more than 3,000 protein molecules comprising tens of millions of atoms.

 

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YouTube: Materials Science and Engineering Program – University of Colorado Boulder Features STROBE

March 29, 2018|WebsEdgeEducation YouTube Channel|

A New MSE Program Built on Unequaled Expertise. The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Awards SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and Technology Innovator David McCourt

March 14, 2018|Science Foundation Ireland|

Washington D.C., 14th March 2018 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, has today presented Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) prestigious ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal’ to Professor Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, Founder and CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital, for their significant contribution to academia, research and industry.

Now in its fifth year, the SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal recognises the outstanding contributions of Prof Margaret Murnane and David McCourt in their respective areas, as well as their role in supporting and engaging with the research ecosystem in Ireland. The Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the USA.

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APS TV Features STROBE at JILA

March 2, 2018|APS TV 2018|

STROBE is featured in an APS TV video about what makes JILA a unique and great place to work. JILA is a unique research and training partnership between the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards & Technology. At JILA, scientists develop new research and measurement technologies that broadly advance science and the NIST measurement mission. To date, JILA scientists have been awarded three Physics Nobel Prizes. JILA also trains young innovators who become leaders in industry, academia, and government labs. And after traveling to the many laboratories housed at JILA, APS TV discovers that collaboration amongst its researchers is one of its greatest strengths.

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APS TV 2018 | JILA: An Amazing Place to Work Features STROBE Science & Technology Center

March 2, 2018|APS TV 2018, JILA Science YouTube Channel|

JILA is a unique research and training partnership between the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards & Technology. At JILA, scientists develop new research and measurement technologies that broadly advance science and the NIST measurement mission. To date, JILA scientists have been awarded three Physics Nobel Prizes. JILA is headquarters for two National Science Foundation Centers – the STROBE Science & Technology Center and the Physics Frontier Center. JILA also trains young innovators who become leaders in industry, academia, and government labs. And after traveling to the many laboratories housed at JILA, APS TV discovers that collaboration amongst its researchers is one of its greatest strengths.

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Tracking Energy Flow in Light-harvesting Systems on Native Nanometer and Picosecond Scales

February 6, 2018|Berkeley Lab Biosciences |

So Ginsberg and her colleagues devised a measurement that transforms an optical “super-resolution” microscopy known as STED (stimulated emission depletion) into a tracker of excitons on these short scales in an organic semiconductor. The technique makes it possible, for the first time, to relate the characteristics of exciton migration efficiency to nanoscale structures within light harvesting materials. “We ended up using the spatial profile of light pulses and the way that they interact with the material in order to excite very small and localized regions that have very sharp boundaries,” she said.

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Semiconductor nanosensor measures membrane potential

February 1, 2018|UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry|

Professor Shimon Weiss leads team to develop nanosensors that can be directly inserted into a cell’s lipid membrane and be used to measure membrane potential.

The devices, which are based on inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles, could potentially record action potentials from multiple neurons as well as electrical signals on the nanoscale – for example, across just one synapse. Their paper, “Membrane insertion of—and membrane potential sensing by—semiconductor voltage nanosensors: Feasibility demonstration” was published in the January, 12, 2018 issue of Science Advances.

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UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma

January 19, 2018|UCLA Newsroom|

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.

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