A device to usher in a new age of antibiotic drug discoveries
Scientists have developed a device that allows bacteria that would not grow in a lab environment to be cultured into potentially powerful antibiotic drugs. The device has already unearthed one antibiotic that can vanquish drug resistant super bugs like MRSA in animal models but its creators say its just the beginning. Ben Gruber reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and innovations news: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Reuters tells the world's stories like no one
Interview with Trent Martin, AMS Project Manager
NASA Public Affairs Officer Kelly Humphries talks with Trent Martin, Johnson Space Center project manager for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) aboard the International Space Station.
Incredibly Beautiful Snow Crystals
This a slideshow of beautiful snow crystals (snowflakes). These still images were taken by a professor at Cal Tech and they are mesmerizing. The music is a ballad by Hayley Westenra. (03:14)
Y Session 3 Fe, C 1.3 (wt%) steel, annealed at 1000°C MOOCs on the Move: How Coursera Is Disrupting the Traditional Classroom Droplet lens technology opens microscopy to the masses
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An example of a hypereutectoid steel (one that has a carbon composition above that of the eutectic). Upon cooling from the austenite field, the first phase to form is cementite on the austenite grain boundaries. This partitions iron and at the eutectic composition pearlite is formed from the remaining enriched austenite.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are shaking up traditional models of education. Among the most active providers of them today is Coursera, a start-up that presents some 200 courses to 1.5 million students in collaboration with 33 educational institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania. But how does Coursera deal with challenges such as scaling up the venture, increasing student retention rates and monetizing free content? Knowledge@Wharton talked with Daphne Koller, co-founder of
An Australian National University scientist has discovered a simple, cheap way of turning a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope, opening the door to a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries. The transformation is made by attaching a tiny lens made of a clear pliable polymer onto the camera lens of a phone, explains inventor Dr Steve Lee, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. "We make it by putting a droplet of PDMS onto a microscope cover slip and then inv
Fe, C 1.3 (wt%) steel, annealed at 1000°C
MOOCs on the Move: How Coursera Is Disrupting the Traditional Classroom
Droplet lens technology opens microscopy to the masses