With the aid of GFP, researchers have developed ways to watch processes that were previously invisible, such as the development of nerve cells in the brain or how cancer cells spread.
2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry Roger Y. Tsien "for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) with two other chemists: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Osamu Shimomura of Boston University and Marine Biological Laboratory.
COM BAT or Center for Objective Microelectronics and Biomimetic Advanced Technology.
Dr. Kamil Sarabandi, the electrical engineering and computer science professor who is directing its development envision a six-inch, robotic spy plane modeled after a bat that could gather data and send it back to soldiers in real time.
The bat robot's body would be about six inches long. It would weigh about a quarter of a pound and use about 1 W of power.
The radar unit, for instance, will have to weigh less than twenty-five grams (the approximate weight of a standard AA battery), which Sarabandi readily acknowledges, "is science fiction." Now. The Michigan engineers are learning from nature, however. "We have been copying what bats are doing in terms of echolocation for navigation in the dark and collision avoidance."
Anshul Samar 14 year old CEO Alchemist Empire, Inc.
"I have always wanted to show the world that the youth can start a business and have fun at the same time," says Samar.
The game is based on a 121-card deck of chemical elements, compounds and catalysts. Every card has an explanation of the element or compound's uses and chemical properties. For example, the Oxygen card can rust neighboring metal cards and the Copper Conductor card can shock any metals. The oxidation state of an element is used as its attack power, and its physical state determines its movement on the board. The goal of the game is to reduce the opponents electrons to zero through strategic use of each card's chemical properties
Herzog & de Meuron who introduce the "Bird Nest" to the world, now will reinvent another great architectural prototype as construction begins in New York City on the first hi-rise tower of the firm’s career. 56 Leonard Street will be a 57-story residential condominium building at the intersection of Church Street and Leonard Street in the Tribeca Historic District of downtown Manhattan, where it will rise above cobbled streets and historic 19th century neighbors.
Homes available at 56 Leonard Street will range in size from 1,430 square feet to 6,380 square feet, and will include two- to five-bedroom residences and 10 penthouses. Prices for the residences at 56 Leonard Street range from $3.5 million to $33 million.
John Steven Underkoffler, earned an S.B. in 1988, an M.S. in 1991, and a Ph.D. in 1999, all in media arts and sciences.
Underkoffler envision a concept of a novel human-to-machine communication system known as G-Speak.
Underkoffler sees the G-Speak system as the next step in human-to-machine communication, with applications in fields as diverse as security and surveillance, air traffic control, shipping, medical imaging, video games, and film production.
The iphone is not just for calling your friends, playing games, listing to music, watching movie, surfing the internet, now you can even BLOW at it!
Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression. Advanced options allow you to choose between diatonic, minor and harmonic scales.