Bringing Out the Scientist in Students

submitted by: ucsandiego
UC San Diego has launched a new and innovative program that pairs high school teachers with graduate students. The pairs will be working hand in hand in high school classrooms during the school year. The hope is that the grad students will inspire high schoolers to study science down the road. The grad students also will share their knowledge of ground-breaking science with teachers, who in turn will share classroom management tips. The Socrates Fellows Program was funded by a $3 million...

Magnetic Warp (Hypotrochoid)

submitted by: SirZerp
This investigation describes and demonstrates a novel technique for the visualization of magnetic fields. Two ferrofluid Hele-Shaw cells have been constructed to facilitate the imaging of magnetic field lines. We deduce that magnetically induced photonic band gap arrays similar to electrostatic liquid crystal operation are responsible for the photographed images and seek to mathematically prove the images are of exact dipole nature. This is the hypotrochoid ring magnet version, and the...

The Origins of Slime

Scripps graduate student investigates cause of mucilage outbreaks in her native Adriatic waters

ES4FUN 2.3 - NanoteC08

submitted by: es4fun
ES4FUN is a Physics-driven educational project with the aim of spreading universal scientific concepts in a game context, with research high-tech and audio+video clip support Multitudinary interactive game was designed and implemented to spread the concepts structural organization, symmetries and feedback, which are relevant for nanotechnology. The clip has been made with the graphic material recorded during the NanoteC08 (26-30 August 2008, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)....

The genetic response to Snowball Earth: role of HSP90 in the Cambrian explosion

submitted by: Michael Baker
"The Genetic Response to Snowball Earth: Role of HSP90 in the Cambrian Explosion" Download this paper at the following web address: http://repositories.cdlib.org/postprints/2103 The events that shaped the Cambrian explosion from 545 to 530 Ma, when multicellular animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record, are not fully understood. It is likely that the evolution of new transcription factors and other signal transduction proteins that regulated developmental networks was important...
Authors: M. e. Baker

Systematic Analysis of Breast Cancer Cell Lines

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Paul Spellman about "Systematic Analysis of Breast Cancer Cell Lines"