Monthly Archives: May 2015

30 05, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru University – Current Advances in Radiobiology

By |2015-05-30T11:22:44+05:30May 30th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

India is very much proud to be associated with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi media partner of just conducted International symposium on current of current Advances in Radiobiology, Stem Cells and Cancer Research (February 19-21, 2015). The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) has announced Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India in partnership with the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad, India will be the host for the 18th annual symposium in 2015. This international conference on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) will be held for the first time […]

28 05, 2015

The story behind When last I saw the stars

By |2015-05-28T17:41:40+05:30May 28th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

This week’s Futures story marks the welcome reappearance of Jeff Hecht with his story when last I saw the stars. Jeff is no stranger to Futures — his first story for us, Directed energy, appeared in 2006. His next story, Operation, appeared in the first Futures anthology and he has since also tackled topics as diverse as quantum physics, and smart living. His story horizon appeared in last year’s Futures 2 anthology. “When I last saw the stars” a sci-fi short by Jeff Hecht where he reveals what happens when light pollution goes too far. When I […]

27 05, 2015

The novels of Neal Stephenson

By |2015-05-27T16:20:04+05:30May 27th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Neal Town Stephenson is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and “postcyberpunk“. Other labels, such as “baroque“, have been used. The hero of Zodiac, an early work, is an environmental activist taking on a huge chemical corporation – perhaps trite today, but on point in 1988, when it was published. The The Baroque Cycle is a series of novels by American writer Neal Stephenson. It was published in three volumes containing 8 books in 2003 and 2004. The story […]

26 05, 2015

Creativity unleashed-curiosity in students

By |2015-05-26T15:06:19+05:30May 26th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

A few building blocks is all it takes to stimulate scientific curiosity in students, says François Grey. Many of us will agree that academic hands-on projects are more friendly and effective than long boring lectures in enticing student’s interest. In 1996, in a journal called the National Teaching & Learning Forum, two professors from Indiana University — Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish —described how research on human attention and retention speaks against the value of long lectures viagra genérico españa. In our May issue of in the classroom, François Grey […]

25 05, 2015

BLOGROLL: Future benefits of a PhD

By |2015-05-25T10:56:52+05:30May 25th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Continuing a conversation from years past, Vinylogous and Chemjobber have revisited the strain that graduate school can place on mental health. Quitting grad school is a really taboo subject–maybe even more so than mental health or the fact that academia is pretty rubbish at drug discovery. Why don’t we talk about it more? Grad school should not be the only priority in one’s life–and it’s perfectly OK for it not to be the highest priority (although certain PIs may disagree). Vinylogy is the transmission of electronic effects through a conjugated […]

22 05, 2015

Aspects of Stockholm

By |2015-05-22T11:43:40+05:30May 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Per Teodor Cleve (10 February 1840 – 18 June 1905) was a Swedish chemist, biologist, mineralogist, oceanographer, and professor. He discovered the chemical elements holmium and thulium and helped isolate helium from the uranium ore cleveite. Cleve was born in Stockholm and became an assistant professor at the Uppsala University in 1860. He died several months after contracting pleurisy in 1904. In 1874 Swedish chemist Per Theodor Cleve showed that didymium, then considered an element, was actually comprised of two elements, neodymium and praseodymium. In 1879 he discovered two previously unknown elements, which he named holmium (from the Latin for his home […]

21 05, 2015

Science Idols : Create your own career path

By |2015-05-21T10:31:58+05:30May 21st, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Don’t follow in the footsteps of your idols. Create your own career path inspired by their work, says Sofia Otero. In the 1880’s Nikola Tesla moved to New York City to work with his idol, Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the phonograph and the founder of Edison Electric (the future General Electric) on his ideas for alternating current systems. He believed that together they could illuminate the world. Unfortunately, Edison didn’t recognize Tesla’s talent and, since he believed that Tesla’s alternating current threatened Edison’s investment in his inefficient continuous […]

19 05, 2015

International Year of Light

By |2015-05-19T11:45:53+05:30May 19th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

What motivates scientists to devote their lives to the pursuit of scientific discovery? It must be, at least partly, the hope of finding true beauty. After all, what can be more beautiful than opening up a new window on the world or uncovering a hidden layer of complexity in the laws of nature? On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The IYL 2015 Resolution in all official languages of the UN. In proclaiming an […]

18 05, 2015

Discover your inner entrepreneur

By |2015-05-18T10:56:27+05:30May 18th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

  I slipped into a chair at the “Reserved for Latecomers” table, and poured a coffee. I was at a talk by Stanford business school alum Amy Wilkinson on her book “The Creator’s Code”– describing six traits that make entrepreneurs successful. When I was a kid, the majority of adults in my life were business owners. Both of my parents, my grandfathers, uncles and even close friends of the family were entrepreneurs. To me that seemed normal. It was what people did when they grew up. Why do women only earn […]

16 05, 2015

Biotech: Annual private feature

By |2015-05-16T21:49:36+05:30May 16th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The year 2014 was a great for private biotech.Venture capital (VC) investment into the biotech sector as a whole—from recent startups all the way to enterprises in late-stage financing—jumped to a record $9 billion. The number of series A financing rounds also remained strong. Overall, investments for full year 2014 in the Life Sciences sector rose to the highest level since 2007 with $8.6 billion invested into 789 deals, a 29 percent increase in dollars but a 3 percent drop in deals compared to 2013. Biotechnology investment dollars rose 29 […]


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