University of Alberta scientists use ultra fast (terahertz) microscopy to see ultra small (electron dynamics)

This is exciting news for Canadian science and the second time there has been a breakthrough development from the province of Alberta within the last five months (see Sept. 21, 2016 posting on quantum teleportation). From a Feb. 21, 2017 news item on ScienceDaily, For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz […]

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Nominations open for Kabiller Prizes in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine ($250,000 for visionary researcher and $10,000 for young investigator)

For a change I can publish something that doesn’t have a deadline in three days or less! Without more ado (from a Feb. 20, 2017 Northwestern University news release by Megan Fellman [h/t Nanowerk’s Feb. 20, 2017 news item]), Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) is now accepting nominations for two prestigious international prizes: […]

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Curiosity may not kill the cat but, in science, it might be an antidote to partisanship

I haven’t stumbled across anything from the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School in years so before moving onto their latest news, here’s more about the project, The Cultural Cognition Project is a group of scholars interested in studying how cultural values shape public risk perceptions and related policy beliefs. Cultural cognition refers to […]

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Live. Curiously. A Feb. 22, 2017 Curiosity Collider Café event in Vancouver, Canada

There’s news about the next Curiosity Collider Café event in a Feb. 14, 2017 announcement (received via email), Collider Cafe: Live. Curiously. When 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Door opens at 7:30pm. Where Café Deux Soleils. 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Google Map). Cost $5.00-10.00 cover at the door (sliding scale). Proceeds will be used to […]

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Toronto scientists have an affair with the heart

Ventricular muscle cells. Image courtesy of Dr. Michael LaflammeYou may have heard that Paris is the city of love, but you might not know that Toronto specializes in matters of the heart, particularly broken hearts.Dr. Ren Ke Li, an investigator with the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine, established his lab at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute in 1993 hoping to find a way to replace the muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, that are lost after a heart…

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Cataloging a year of cancer blogging: double goods, measuring games & resistance

Happy year of the Rooster and 2017, This month marks the start of the 7th calendar year of updates on TheEGG. Time to celebrate and summarize the posts of the year past. In 2016 there was the same number of posts as 2015, but instead of being clustered in a period of <7 months, they were more uniformly distributed across the calendar. Every month had at least one new post, although not necessarily written by…

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