December 25, 2012 |
Imagine a particle 1/10,000 of a cross-section of a human hair. That's the size of a protein, way smaller than a cell. Bernardo Cordovez, 29, and his partners have come up with something they call a NanoTweezer that allows them to pick up and move that kind of teeny-tiny particle using a laser beam of light. There's been a lot of talk about trying to bring high-tech, high-potential businesses to Philadelphia, and the story behind how Cordovez's very small company, Optofluidics Inc., landed here provides an object lesson.
January 20, 1990 |
About 50 area executives learned about just-in-time manufacturing at a four-day workshop taught by the J-I-T Institute of Technology of Denver. The manufacturing technology workshop wound up yesterday with the executives manning a model assembly line. The workshop was sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center.
September 19, 2012 |
Jim Young , raised in Apple Computer's hometown of Cupertino, Calif., developed the notoriously successful face-and-body comparison-voting site HotOrNot.com back in pre- Facebook days, while he was warming up for his doctoral dissertation at Berkeley. Cheyenne Ehrlich , raised in a meditation center, developed ClickTheButton.com , a PayPal predecessor, while he was an undergraduate at Vassar, and went on to help build firms in Silicon Valley and East Asia, from his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
August 12, 2011 |
MAYOR NUTTER was expected to announce today that he has appointed New Jersey's chief innovation officer, Adel Ebeid, as the city's first chief innovation officer. Slated to start Aug. 22, Ebeid will be responsible for developing and managing strategy and daily operations of all technology and information services. The position was known as chief technology officer when the former head of the Division of Technology, Allan Frank, departed in February. He oversaw a consolidation of the city's information-technology operations.
December 20, 1986
One of the sides to a Dec. 7 article on the Strategic Defense Initiative, "Star Wars," notes the benefits the research will have in developing technology for everyday uses and everyday folks. The last big technology-overload period, the effort to put a man on the moon, did in fact create an abundance of technology for everyday uses. One of the most notable is Teflon. Since our President has benefited so greatly from that discovery, it is no surprise that he is willing to risk the future of the human race.
August 1, 1992 |
Stuart Sanderson speaks using a voice-synthesized computer attached to his wheelchair at the closing ceremony yesterday for Temple University's Summer Institute. The program provides classroom and mentoring instruction to persons with disabilities and features information on high-technology help for overcoming impediments.
May 12, 1989 |
Rowing shells began to line Kelly Drive yesterday as crews prepared for the Dad Vail Regatta, which runs today and tomorrow on the Schuylkill. Varsity eights from the Florida Institute of Technology (men's) and Minnesota (women's) will try to defend their 1988 titles in the featured event.
June 27, 2005 |
John Snyder Jr., 16, a varsity basketball player at Overbrook High School, admits that he was more interested in fun than science when he signed up for the school robotics team. "I was going up there to see the girls," Snyder said of the program. Nearly a year later, however, Snyder proudly speaks of the robotic device he and his team created out of nuts and bolts. They recently won the Philadelphia BEST Robot competition and placed 27th out of 43 teams in a national competition in Alabama.
December 31, 2000 |
Technology is transforming real estate faster than just about anything has in the last 50 years. Most of the experts are saying, however, that we haven't seen anything yet. "I asked David Ruth of Coldwell Banker University how far he'd thought the industry had come," said David Horowitz of NRT Inc. in Parsippany, N.J. "Ruth said that, if we were traveling in a covered wagon from the East Coast to the West Coast, we'd only have come...
January 4, 1996 |
Now that Congress has debated the possibility of an endless Bosnian quagmire, what the United States needs is an exit strategy from the Cold War in Asia. The outmoded U.S.-Japan alliance and increasingly contentious relations with China generate trade, technology and defense imbalances every bit as critical to the nation's future as the threat of casualties in Europe. What's needed is an economic and security regime for current realities. That's the message of a new, but largely ignored report on U.S.-Japan security by the National Research Council's Defense Task Force, a team of university, public-policy and private-sector experts who evaluated the security consequences of U.S. science and technology policies toward Asia.