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Stand Tall, Get Ahead

New Kellogg School research suggests that a ‘powerful posture’ may have a greater impact on achievement than title and rank

Show enthusiasm, ask questions and bring copies of a resume — these are some of the most common interview tips for job seekers. But one’s posture may also influence whether he or she lands a coveted position — even when the person on the other side of the desk is in a more powerful role.

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Environmentally Healthy Nanotechnology

By Vijayalakshmi "Viji" Kalyanaraman

Turning Plastic Bags into Carbon Nanotubes

Every time you throw your plastic grocery bag into the garbage, do you feel that you are hurting the environment? Yes, it may be something to consider, as plastic bags are non-biodegradable and their decomposition takes about 1000 years. Continue reading “Environmentally Healthy Nanotechnology”

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Research: The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle

Research Paper: Argonne National Laboratory

Research at the Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (Bio-CAT) synchrotron x-ray facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne provides another, important step toward a full explanation of stretch activation, which also plays an important role in mammalian cardiac expansion and contraction.

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C2ST Welcomes Geza Gyuk to “The Moon” on January 25 at IIT

Geza Gyuk is the Director of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics/ Mathematics from Brown University and went on to become an NSF Graduate Fellow, obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Chicago.

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Solar Cells – Brian Albert

The use of solar energy has long been a major goal to provide humans with “free” electricity.  This is a very appealing aspiration because on a sunny day the sun gives Earth more energy than we can use.  Solar energy has the potential to provide cheap green electricity and eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Move Things With Your Mind… With the Help of Wearable Robots, by Minna Krejci

Wearable robots are nothing new to science fiction and comic book heroes, and have been gaining popularity in the real world as a means to extend human physical capabilities.

A new possible application of robotic exoskeletons has now come to light, thanks to a recent study from the University of Chicago – these devices may hold the key for patients hoping to regain the use of a paralyzed limb.

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