January 16, 1998 |
Stocks fell as sour earnings prospects for 1998 overshadowed 1997 reports. Technology and small-cap issues held up better than blue chips.
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.
March 2, 2011 |
George P. McCasland, 80, an engineer and educator who had a passion for learning, died Thursday, Feb. 10, from heart disease at his home in Southwest Philadelphia. Mr. McCasland had a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in psychology from Temple University. He had taken courses for certification to teach mathematics, reading, and physics and had almost completed the course work for a doctorate in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 23, 2011 |
William P. Bishop, 50, of Holland, a pension consultant and actuary for many years, died Monday, Dec. 19, at his home of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Before retiring in 2008 due to illness, Mr. Bishop served as president of the Savitz Organization, a Philadelphia employee-benefits consulting firm with offices at 1845 Walnut St. Mr. Bishop joined Savitz in December 1995 and became president in 1997. Under his leadership, the firm developed and gained a national reputation for creative, quality service, said Tom Finnegan, a principal in the company.
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.
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.