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Complexity and Chaos in Medieval Cartography
Start Date: 02/11/2011

The source of the peculiar accuracy of certain medieval maps known as Portolan charts has been a mystery that has stumped scholars for hundreds of … more

Quantum Money
Start Date: 01/21/2011

Money, either in the form of bills or information on a computer, should be impossible to copy and also should be verifiable as good money when … more

Is Smell a Quantum Phenomenon?
Start Date: 01/07/2011

Our sense of smell is extraordinarily good at molecular recognition: we can identify tens of thousands of odorants unerringly over a wide … more

Why Climate Science Doesn't Unite Us But Energy Technology Does
Start Date: 12/17/2010

Climate science was supposed to unite peoples across ideological and national boundaries. Instead, America's two political parties are more … more

Breeding and Building Molecules To Spy on Cells and Tumors
Start Date: 12/10/2010

To circumvent the limited spatial resolution of fluorescent protein imaging, we are developing genetically encoded tags for electron microscopy … more

NBS and the Laser On the 50th Anniversary of the Laser
Start Date: 12/03/2010

When the first laser was demonstrated fifty years ago, it was seen mostly as a solution in search of a problem. As lasers were further developed, … more

Mood Disorders and Creativity
Start Date: 11/05/2010

A possible link between madness and genius is one of the oldest and most persistent of cultural notions; it is also one of the most controversial. … more

Deepwater Horizon: Science in Action
Start Date: 10/29/2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been called the largest response to an environmental catastrophe in the history of the U.S. As the lead … more

Modern Day Alchemy with Metamaterials Invisibility Cloaks and Superlenses
Start Date: 10/15/2010

Controlling light by bending space? Science fiction? Is it something just for magicians and imaginary heroes like Harry Potter? Transformation … more

The European Spallation Source Getting the "Green" Light
Start Date: 09/24/2010

Image courtesy of ESS more

2010 STEM Talent: A Symposium & Career Fair for Postdocs in the Capital Region
Start Date: 07/22/2010

A conference and career fair for current postdoctoral fellows working in Washington, D.C.-area federal labs and universities, and for companies … more

Thirtieth Anniversary of the Discovery of the Quantum Hall Effect
Start Date: 05/21/2010

The discovery of the QHE 30 years ago was a by-product of basic research on silicon field effect transistors. Today, the word QHE is a synonym for … more

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