Marium Chandna Science & Technology Editor
Cook some instant fiction
Ever had the urge to devour the walls around you? The participants at Sherrie Flick’s rather “tasteful” writing workshop surely did. Last Thursday, Flick kicked off her three-part series of writing workshops at the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Brightly illuminated walls covered with mouth-watering photographs of steamy soups, freshly baked bread, luscious strawberries, and other delectable g...Pillbox | October 8, 2007
Study suggests new schizophrenia cure
A potential new treatment for cognitive impairments in schizophrenia may put an end to the suffering of patients diagnosed with this psychiatric disorder.SciTech | October 8, 2007
Researchers detect palladium
A team of chemists at the University of Pittsburgh has discovered an effective and cost-efficient method of detecting palladium and platinum deposits in a product, such as medicine.
This new technique uses a highly receptive fluorescent sensor to expose palladium and platinum vestiges in less than 60 minutes.SciTech | October 1, 2007
Professor receives award
At the 2007 annual TechCon technology conference, professor Wojciech P. Maly of the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department received the Aristotle Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation.
Founded in 1996, the Aristotle Award is intended to recognize research professors who have had a profound impact on the education of their students.SciTech | September 24, 2007
Cosmic dust leads to inorganic life
A team of Russian scientists, led by Vadim Tsytovich of Russia’s General Physics Institute in Moscow, claim that dust particles in space can assemble themselves into inorganic, life-like structures.SciTech | September 24, 2007