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Development of television includes complex electronics

This week's How Things Work discusses the electronics behind televisions.

CMU professor on Popular Science’s Brilliant Top 10 list

Kathryn Whitehead, a professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is researching nanoparticles for use in drug therapy and was named to Popular Science's Brilliant Top 10 List.

Dark energy instrument receives funding from Department of Energy

Recent federal funding approval of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument ensures promising step in measuring dark energy and the expansion of the universe.

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski wins Dreyfus Prize for polymer research

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski has won The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Dreyfus Prize for his work in polymer research.

Pugwash: Technology has positive and negative effects in education

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on the use of technology in education.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover less flammable polymers, portabella mushrooms, asthma, placebos, the formula for happiness, and exercise reactions.

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