W. M. Keck Foundation

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Name: W. M. Keck Foundation
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Chapman Sci-Tech Gets $1 Million Boost

Chapman University received a $1 million grant from the Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation to support its planned Center for Science and Technology.The Keck Foundation supports science, engineering, medical research, undergraduate education and community ... [Published Orange County Business Journal - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

UC Riverside plant pathologist receives national recognition

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 9-Jul-2014RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Jason Stajich, an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, ... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Keck Foundation Grant Advances Gonzaga Students’ Research Skills

Professor Jeff Watson talks with Mikayla Anderson as Matthew Clark and Khoi Ha work in the background in a Gonzaga University science lab. A $250K grant from the Keck Foundation will allow Gonzaga to provide more students with critical re skills. (Gonzaga ... [Published Noodls - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists Find the Shocking Truth About Electric Fish

New research, which includes the first draft assembly of the complete genome of an electric fish, the South American electric eel, identifies the genetic factors the animals used to create an organ that can deliver a jolt several times more powerful than ... [Published Lab Manager - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Griffith Observatory: Inspiring the future generation

GRIFFITH Observatory, an icon of Los Angeles, is the foremost leader in public astronomy and a hugely popular public attraction. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park at 1,134 feet above sea level. We visited ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Terahertz Tech Gets a Major Push at Rice

Rice University scientists have received a grant to develop terahertz-based technology that could enable a dramatic advance in wireless communications and other disciplines.The $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will let them tackle some of ... [Published PCB 007 - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 2 reports

Researchers Explain How Fish Evolved Electric Organ For Defense, Navigaiton

New research has been published demonstrating that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used basically the same genes and developmental and cellular pathways to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, navigation, ... [Published Auto World News - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Terahertz tech gets a major push

14 mins ago in Science/ Editor-at-Large.A $1 million grant has been awarded by the W.M. Keck Foundation to Rice University to develop terahertz-based technology. This could enable a dramatic advance in wireless communications and other disciplines.The ... [Published Digital Journal - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Terahertz tech gets a major push at Rice

Tweet [embedded content] Keck Foundation grant to Rice University bolsters cutting-edge research for communications, imaging Rice University scientists have received a grant to develop terahertz-based technology that could enable a dramatic advance ... [Published Rice University - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Earth Science’s Gordon has two papers on AGU journal’s top 40 list

Tweet [embedded content] Rice geophysicist Richard Gordon earned a rare honor when two of his papers were chosen as being among the 40 best out of some 31,000 papers published in the 40-year history of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) journal Geophysical ... [Published Rice University - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Wild Basin serves as resource for a spectrum of students

Since St. Edward’s University took over the management of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve in 2009, students have descended on the land for research and other projects — valuable attention that has and will benefit the area, according to Wild Basin ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 08 2014 - Updated Jun 08 2014 - 1 reports

Caltech Awards Millikan Medal to Robert A. Day

The Caltech Board of Trustees has awarded the Institute's highest honor, the Robert A. Millikan Medal, to Robert Day, chairman of the W. M. Keck Foundation and the grandson of its founder, William Myron Keck. Day is one of a select few to be recognized ... [Published Noodls - Jun 08 2014]

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...is an outstanding choice for the Alexopoulos Prize," said Katherine A Borkovich, the chair of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. "Since starting his position at UC Riverside in July 2009, he has published more than 33 papers and review articles."
"In this fashion, our teaching laboratory courses will more effectively model an undergraduate re environment and provide more students with the key skills and experiences that come with undergraduate re" said Jeff Watson, Gonzaga chemistry and biochemistry assistant professor, who teaches the biochemistry lab and is the project leader
"The surprising result of our study is that electric fish seem to use the same 'genetic toolbox' to build their electric organ" despite the fact that they evolved independently, says Jason Gallant, an assistant professor at Michigan State University and co-lead author of the study...
"Evolution has removed the ability of muscle cells to contract and changed the distribution of proteins in the cell membrane; now all electrocytes do is push ions across a membrane to create a massive flow of positive charge" said Lindsay Traeger, U-W graduate student and co-author of the study

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Chapman Sci-Tech Gets $1 Million Boost [Published Orange County Business Journal - Jul 09 2014]
UC Riverside plant pathologist receives nationa... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 09 2014]
Keck Foundation Grant Advances Gonzaga Students... [Published Noodls - Jul 02 2014]
Scientists Find the Shocking Truth About Electr... [Published Lab Manager - Jul 01 2014]
Griffith Observatory: Inspiring the future gene... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jun 30 2014]
Terahertz Tech Gets a Major Push at Rice [Published PCB 007 - Jun 30 2014]
Researchers Explain How Fish Evolved Electric O... [Published Auto World News - Jun 27 2014]
Terahertz tech gets a major push [Published Digital Journal - Jun 26 2014]
Sequencing electric eel genome unlocks shocking... [Published EurekAlert! - Jun 26 2014]
Terahertz tech gets a major push at Rice [Published Rice University - Jun 24 2014]
Earth Science’s Gordon has two papers on AGU jo... [Published Rice University - Jun 23 2014]
Wild Basin serves as resource for a spectrum of... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jun 12 2014]
Profile: KDnuggets Serves Analytics and Big Dat... [Published Operations Research Management Science Today - Jun 10 2014]
Caltech Awards Millikan Medal to Robert A. Day [Published Noodls - Jun 08 2014]
The Great Immensity: NSF-funded AGW theater play [Published The Reference Frame - Mar 30 2014]
First Direct Evidence of Inflation and Primordi... [Published SpaceRef - Mar 17 2014]
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