Archives—July 2011

Molecular Syringes

A story on “Nanotech: Injections Or Sampling? New ‘Molecular Syringes’ Under Testing” based on Siegfried Höfinger’s research has been picked up by several news outlets, such as Science Newsline TechnologyNanotechnology Now, and ScienceDaily. Höfinger is a research fellow with the Dipartimento di Chimica “G. Ciamician,” Universita di Bologna, and an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Physics at Michigan Tech. The research involves free energy calculations of membrane insertion of individual carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube bundles, published as Siegfried Höfinger, Manuel Melle-Franco, Tommaso Gallo, Andrea Cantelli, Matteo Calvaresi, José A.N.F. Gomes, Francesco Zerbetto. A computational analysis of the insertion of carbon nanotubes into cellular membranes. Biomaterials, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.06.011


Star Party

The Fort Wilkins Summer Evening Programs presents “Astronomy” with Michigan Tech Professor Dr. Robert Nemiroff, PHD and “Star Party” with Dr. Niemiroff and astronomy students from Michigan Tech on Friday, July 29 at 7:30 pm at the fort east of Copper Harbor on US-41. View constellations and see celestial highlights through telescopes. Bring binoculars if you have them. The Star Party is a special event that is weather permitting. If it is cancelled it will be rescheduled for Friday, August 5. The event is sponsored by Gratiot Lake Conservancy. Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Evening Programs begin at 7:30 pm (unless indicated otherwise). All programs are held at the Fort Wilkins West Barracks. A Michigan State or Out of State Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.


APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) and the Best Astronomy Images

A Google Tech Talk was presented by Robert Nemiroff. Google is located in Mountain View, California. The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) web site continues to display and annotate many of the best astronomy images of our time. From the Grand Canyon of Mars to distant spiral galaxies sporting powerful explosions, some of the most spectacular images of our universe…
View the YouTube video