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For the good of the colony

By Jennifer Chu MIT News December 11, 2013

For some microbes, the motto for growth is not so much “every cell for itself,” but rather, “all for one and one for all.”

MIT researchers have found that cells in a bacterial colony grow in a way that benefits the community as a whole. That is, while an individual ...

Applications for the 2014-2015 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships due 2/28

December 10, 2013

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. 

Read more:

http://fellows.ccst.us/ 

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Who's patenting whose genome?

An international project has developed a free and open public resource that will bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world eek's Nature Biotechnology journal, researchers revealed tof gene patenting.

In a paper from Cambia and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) published in this what overworked patent offices are ...

Slippery fault unleashed destructive Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz December 5, 2013

For the first time, scientists have measured the frictional heat produced by the fault slip during an earthquake. Their results, published December 5 in Science, show that friction on the fault was remarkably low during the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March ...

Cornell's CONQUEST will propel quantum materials studies

By Anne Ju Cornell Chronicle December 5, 2013

A revolutionary instrument that will expedite the discovery of new, artificial forms of matter with unprecedented electronic and magnetic properties will be funded by a $4.13 million gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The new instrument, to be called the Moore CONQUEST (Creation and Observation of Novel Quantum ...

International Innovation: providing the tools to succeed

International Innovation December 2, 2013

An interview with Steve McCormick is featured in the latest issue of International Innovation.

International Innovation is an open access, global dissemination publication that provides unique access to bespoke interviews, content and presentations from for the wider scientific, technology and research communities.

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Fishy business: will venture capitalists embrace sustainable seafood?

By Clare Leschin-Hoar The Guardian November 29, 2013

Martin Reed has been selling sustainably-sourced seafood over the internet since 2010, but until recently he had never tried to sell investors on Blue Sea Labs, his San Francisco-based startup.

Read the full article here.

Fish 2.0: A contest seeks to foster a more sustainable seafood industry

By Lee Van Der Voo Yale e360 November 25, 2013

Think of it as a live version of Shark Tank, the U.S. primetime TV favorite in which entrepreneurs pitch their fledgling companies to investors. 

Twenty pioneers in the sustainable seafood business climbed a stage at Stanford University earlier this month, and by the time they finished wooing the judges, the ...

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The landscape can protect our health - if we can protect the landscape

By Lynne Peeples The Huffington Post November 22, 2013

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations 
COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon swept across the Philippines, leaving more than 5,000 people dead and many more injured, ill, homeless and hungry.

Much has been said of the ...

Secrets from the deep

By Wendy Frew The Sydney Morning Herald November 21, 2013

Violent bursts of organic matter from dying organisms, continuous showers of “marine snow” from the upper layers of a water column, and nutrients leaking from creatures so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye: this is the mysterious, microscopic world of our oceans.

One drop of seawater contains a ...