Albert Lin Staffwriter

Class of 2008


  • SciTech Briefs

    Nanomachines on the horizon

    Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have developed a tiny motor that may revolutionize microscopic machines. Such a device is dubbed a nanomachine, which is a machine composed only of single-molecule parts.

    SciTech | February 5, 2007
  • Health Line

    Viagra may hinder sense of smell

    Large doses of the drug sildenafil, also known as Viagra, may weaken one’s sense of smell. German researchers at the University of Dresden Medical School conducted a study of 20 male subjects. The subjects were given either 50-mg or 100-mg Viagra doses or placebos and then exposed to different odors.

    SciTech | January 22, 2007
  • HEALTH: Health Line

    Dark chocolate lowers clot risks

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that dark chocolate may help reduce risks of forming blood clots. They claim a bit of dark chocolate each day thins the blood, similar to the way aspirin works.

    SciTech | November 20, 2006
  • Helpful Devices:

    According to a 1999 report issued by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.6 percent of Americans would not be able to hear a car approaching if they were crossing the street — if assistive medical technologies had not been developed, that is.

    Assistive technology can be seen almost anywhere today, from people using wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs to the closed captioning that comes standar...

    SciTech | November 13, 2006
  • $1 million grant means an upgrade for science center's planetarium

    High definition isn’t just for televisions anymore. The increased picture quality has slowly been creeping into other applications. The Carnegie Science Center recently upgraded its planetarium projection system to a high-definition system.

    SciTech | October 16, 2006