Electrifying Formula One

25 October 2013 – 14:14 |

Formula One drivers have always needed physical stamina to endure crushing turns and long races. Now they’ll need to be good sprinters, too. That’s because in lieu of a tire-change pit stop, drivers of the …

Hospital To Use Microfluid Prototype For Diagnosing Tumors

23 October 2013 – 17:00 |

Chemist Emmanuel Delamarche held a thin slice of human thyroid tissue on a glass slide between his fingers. The tissue poses a mystery: does it contain a tumor or not? Delamarche, who works at IBM …

How Wetware Can Help Hardware Makers Beat Moore’s Law, Save Energy

22 October 2013 – 15:33 |

Humans may not use all of the brain’s computing capacity, but they do use most of the cranium for computing, according to biophysicist Bruno Michel at IBM’s Zurich research laboratory. Co-located cortices and capillaries keep …

Internships Boost Postdocs’ Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

22 October 2013 – 11:25 |

When Kelly Andringa began to get calls from faculty anxious about their paperwork, she wondered whether she’d done her assignment right. As a 2-days-a-week intern on the conflict-of-interest review board at the University of Alabama, …