Nanotechnology Now - Submit Your Press Release to Nanotechnology Now Home > Submit Press Release This form is for nanotechnology news and press only - all others will be rejected, as will those without a verifiable email address. Press Release or News Article Fields Title (Maximum 60 characters. Cannot be all caps.) Traditional Chinese medicine origins: Mao invented it but didn’t believe in it. Photo by Keystone/Getty Images In case you missed it, Oct. 7–13 was designated Naturopathic Medicine Week, according to a Senate resolution sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski and passed by the Senate with unanimous consent. Among the reasons the Senate cited:
What Happens When a Skeptical Science Writer Meets a Cult Leader - Scientific American Blog Network I just watched a remarkable short documentary, “How Well-Meaning People End Up in a Cult.” Produced by The Atlantic, the film tells the story of the rise and fall of the guru Andrew Cohen, whose followers believed he had achieved the state of supreme mystical bliss called enlightenment. I interviewed Cohen in 1999, when his following was at its height, while researching my book Rational Mysticism. I didn’t use the Cohen material in my book, but I posted it on my website.
Google's new logo is friendly, not evil Google just had its biggest makeover in a decade and a half, trading its iconic rainbow letters for a blockier, serif-free update. The change threw website visitors a curveball on Tuesday when a small animated arm rose from from the search bar to wipe away the old logo and chalk in a new one. And as the most visited site on Earth, the brand transformation immediately caused a stir. Overall, the reception has been much more positive than many other high-profile logo changes. A Mashable poll found that 52% of nearly 3,000 respondents agreed that the reinvention was a "much-needed, cleaner change," while 24% missed the serifs. But another 26% gave a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the news.
Elwha River Restoration Research - Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park Service) OverviewElwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that includes the removal of two large dams on the Elwha River, restoration of the Elwha watershed, its native anadromous fish, and the natural downstream transport of sediment and woody debris. Dam removal began September 19, 2011 and concluded in the summer of 2014. The Elwha project, including dam removal, restoration efforts, and protection measures, is serving as a “living laboratory” for monitoring large-scale ecosystem recovery and investigating particular ecosystem processes and components.The project provides a rare opportunity for scientists to learn what happens when a dam is removed and salmon return to a wild, protected river. Among the researchers are fish and marine biologists, botonists, entomologists, geologists, ornithologists, and students. Scientific monitoring and analysis for the project is led by the U.S.
Why bluebird bio Inc. Jumped Monday Image source: Getty Images. What happened bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) ended Monday up 10% on no apparent news -- at least, none that came today. So what The spike might be a carryover from last week, when the biotech announced that it was starting a phase 3 trial called HGB-207, testing its LentiGlobin gene therapy in patients with a blood disorder called beta-thalassemia with non-β0/β0 genotypes.
Beware of Token Stealing Man-in-the-Cloud Hackers (MITC) Anyone who uses any cloud service needs to be aware of the potential for hackers to steal the tokens these services use when you log in. If you use Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive, a token permits you to access your data from any of your devices. When someone steals that token they can take over your account, stealing data or distributing infected files through it. Elwha Ecosystem Restoration The Elwha river, showing location of the dams The removal of the first of the two dams, the Elwha Dam, began in September 2011 and was completed ahead of schedule in March 2012. Removal of the second dam, the Glines Canyon Dam, was completed on August 26, 2014. Shopify Inc. Keeps Growing Image source: Shopify. Shopify's (NYSE:SHOP) revenue rose a staggering 93% in the second quarter, to $86.6 million, making it the company's fourth consecutive quarter of revenue growth greater than 90%. Despite Shopify's incredible sales growth, its net loss in Q2 widened to $8.7 million, from $3.5 million in Q2 2015, as the company continued to invest heavily in revenue growth.
The sharing economy and moving house - DZone I was speaking to my better half this afternoon and she was telling me about a conversation she’d had with an auntie the previous day. To cut a long story short, she mentioned that a relative was traveling back and forth between Czech and London each month, so if she wanted anything delivered either way, they’d be happy to take it with them. This sort of behaviour has become commonplace in recent years, with an increasing number of industries hit by the collaborative/sharing/peer to peer economy.
BMC Seminar - The Yin and the Yang of a bacterial toxin: Fooling host phagocytes and delivering immunotherapeutic T cell vaccines BMC Seminar Thursday 6th October 2016, at 12:10 room 201 Læknagarður Speaker: Peter Šebo, Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, Title: The Yin and the Yang of a bacterial toxin: Fooling host phagocytes and delivering immunotherapeutic T cell vaccines Abstract: The whooping cough agent, Bordetella pertussis, secretes an adenylate cyclase toxin (ACT) that penetrates host phagocytes bearing the αMβ2 integrin receptor Mac-1 (also known as CR3 or CD11b/CD18).
Millennials Flee Traditional TV 08/24/2015 TV networks lost significant viewership over the past year -- especially that of younger adult viewers. Looking at live program plus seven days of time-shifted viewing from July 2014 to June 2015, viewership at 11 TV networks groups witnessed young 18-34 viewers taking the biggest hit -- down 14% -- 1.2 million fewer viewers, according to MoffettNathanson Research. For the entire year, TV networks groups sank 7% in overall total average viewership -- a decline of 3.4 million. After 18-34 viewers, teens 12-17 declined the most -- off 16% (437,000), followed by kids 2-11, which were down 10% (502,000).
Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever recorded Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado said the sea ice reached its summer low point on Saturday, extending 4.14m sq km (1.6m sq miles). That’s behind only the mark set in 2012, 3.39m sq km.