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A week‐long trip to the Caribbean in March was more business than pleasure for MIT electrical engineer Cardinal Warde, who spent his spring break courting potential backers for the region's new science funding agency. The Barbados native is cofounder and interim executive director of the...
Earth's obliquity, the angle between its spin and orbital axes, is responsible for the seasonal variations in our weather. In the summer, we get longer hours of daylight, more direct solar heating, and, as a result, warmer temperatures. Thanks to the stabilizing influence of the Moon, the angle,...
At a ceremony held last September at the Ritz‐Carlton hotel in Singapore, the country's president, S. R. Nathan, handed out the 2010 President's Science and Technology Awards. The top award, the president's medal, went to Chong Tow Chong, an administrator whose resumé encapsulates Singapore's...
Most physicists know that particle accelerators are widely used for treating cancer. But few are acquainted with the depth and breadth of their use in a myriad of applications outside of pure science and medicine. Society benefits from the use of particle beams in the areas of communications,...
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