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Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

By Eric Isaacs

Courtesy: U.S. Department of Energy

Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters. With that audacious act of technological faith, the United States took a giant step toward global leadership in science, engineering, and a myriad of other sectors that had not yet been imagined.

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Chicago’s Dark Matter Juan Collar Guest-Blogs about DAMA for Discover Magazine (circa 2008)

Originally published at: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2008/04/21/guest-post-juan-collar-on-dark-matter-detection/

Courtesy: Discover Magazine (2008)

You may have heard some of the buzz about a new result concerning the direct detection of dark matter particles in an underground laboratory. The buzz originates from a new paper by the DAMA/LIBRA collaboration; David Harris links to powerpoint slides from Rita Bernabei, leader of the experiment, from her talk at a meeting in Venice.

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Ask a Scientist at Physics With a Bang to Feature Ka Yee Lee

At this year’s Physics With a Bang! spectacular at the University of Chicago’s Kersten Physics Teaching Center, you’ll see sights and sounds like no other.

University of Chicago physicists Heinrich Jaeger and Sidney Nagel are at it again as they wow the crowd with their signature lectures that allow students, families, teachers and neighbors to participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn about some of the exciting science going on in the Gordon Center.

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New Photos! Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Did you miss Rebecca Skloot when she joined C2ST at Northwestern?

Well, here is your chance to check out our Flickr photostream from Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of HEnrietta LAcks!

Below are photos from the reception, the lecture, and the question and answer section.  Re-live the conversation that is taking place in classrooms, around water coolers, and in backyards  all over the world!

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Interview with Dr. Linda Hicke of Northwestern University

If anyone knows about cells, it’s Dr. Linda Hicke.  Former Assistant Professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, Dr. Hicke is now Associate Vice President for Research at Northwestern University.  Cell biology has been her entire career.

With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Hicke’s research interest is the role of ubiquitin in regulating protein traffic in eukaryotic cells, a subject that she has published about widely in journals such as Cell, Molecular Cell, The EMBO Journal, Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Cell Biology.

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