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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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.
José Francisco Salgado, PhD
Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
Executive Director, KV 265
José Francisco Salgado is an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and Executive Director of KV 265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. Continue reading “C2ST Welcomes Artist and Astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado to talk about “The Moon””
Another embryonic link to cancer
Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive skin cancer associated with poor clinical outcome. One key feature is the expression of a cellular type resembling embryonic stem cells in its molecular profile. Both stem cells and aggressive melanoma cells participate in bidirectional communication with the microenvironment, which can profoundly influence cell behavior.
By Sarah Plumridge
Courtesy: Science in Society (Northwestern University)
Mark Ratner, chair of Northwestern University’s chemistry department, Dumas University Professor of Chemistry, and co-director of the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), talked to Medill Reports about molecular electronics, what it means to be a theoretical chemist, and the gratification that comes with science.
Professor Roberto Lang, Director of the University of Chicago Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging lab, talks about the wonders of a new “3D Echo” technique. This new technique allows a surgeon an “unprecedented, accurate” view of the location of the procedure, before he or she begins surgery.