From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Jake Black – The Authorized Ender Companion – Ender Universe

December 16, 2009

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Jake Black is the author of THE AUTHORIZED ENDER COMPANION, recently published by Tor Books. Fans will be able to explore the first complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card’s beloved Ender Universe.
The long-awaited volume was written under the editorial [...]

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Flu Virus, Evolution, Human Genome – Dr. Steven Salzberg

December 15, 2009

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Dr. Steven Salzberg is Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Horvitz Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Salzberg was part of the team that published the human genome in 2001, and has participated in the sequencing of genomes from a long list [...]

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Robots and Artificial Intelligence – Dr. Dennis Hong

December 11, 2009

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Dr. Dennis Hong is an Assistant Professor and the Director of RoMeLa(Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His research expertise lies in the areas of

Novel robot locomotion mechanisms
Design and analysis of mechanical systems
Kinematics and robot mechanism design
Humanoid robots
Autonomous systems

He was the inventor of [...]

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Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan – Dr. John Zarnecki

December 10, 2009

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Professor John Zarnecki is a team leader for ExoMars and has been a Principal Investigator on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan since 1990. Professor Zarnecki is Principal Investigator, Huygens Science Surface Package, and Professor of Space Science, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute (PSSRI) at The Open [...]

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Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine – Dr. Antonio Giordano

December 9, 2009

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Dr. Antonio Giordano is Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine; Director, Center of Biotechnology, Temple University’s College of Science and Technology; and President and Chairman of the Board, Sbarro Health Research Organization.
In 1993, Dr. Giordano founded the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine with [...]

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Dr. John Bahcall

December 8, 2009

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Dr. John Bahcall (1934-2005) had a long and prolific career in astronomy and astrophysics, spanning five decades and the publication of more than 500 technical papers, books, and popular articles.
Dr. Bahcall’s original calculations of the expected neutrino output from the sun led to a long, experimental, and intellectual adventure [...]

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Griffith Observatory – Astronomy and Science Education

December 7, 2009

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Dr. Edwin C. Krupp is an astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory, a position he has held since his appointment in 1974. He first joined the Griffith Observatory in 1970, working as a part-time Planetarium Lecturer, and upon completion of his graduate degree, was appointed Curator in 1972. He [...]

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cell Research

December 4, 2009

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Dr. Zach Hall was the first President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM funds stem cell research at research institutions and companies throughout California. The organization was established in 2004 with the passage of Proposition 71, which provided $3 billion in funding. Our grants support research [...]

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