Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

reframe the debate about global warming and the speed at which it can happen. He spends two months a year in Antarctica, using high-resolution GPS receivers to measure ice-flow rates and collecting humidity and wind records. The data is fodder for numerical models he uses to interpret past climate changes and predict future ones. His research reveals an Earth where ice sheets can melt more--raising sea levels faster--than anyone previously imagined.

  • Brian Enquist, 35, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) for his work in the field of evolutionary ecology. Brian Enquist talks about the natural world as if it were a wind-up clock: "If you take it apart, it's very complex, but there are some very simple principles that make it work." And like a master watchmaker, he is looking for a set of universal laws that describe the rhythms of plant and animal life. The principles that he and his colleagues are discovering appear to reveal deep biological truths about everything from the way cells consume nutrients to the growth rates of trees to how deforestation could affect global levels of carbon dioxide.

  • Claire Gmachl, 37, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) for her work in the field of laser physics. Once perfected, Gmachl's tiny, ingenious devices--quantum-cascade lasers--could serve as an early-warning system for terrorism. By designing lasers that emit multiple frequencies, Gmachl made it possible for a single instrument to detect many different chemicals. Shine one of her lasers across a highway to a sensor on the other side, and you could create a detection system for noxious car emissions; installed in an airport walkway, such a laser could sense trace amounts of explosives.

  • Henrik Jensen, 34, University of California, San Diego for his work in the field of computer graphics. Surfaces don't just reflect light, Henrik Jensen realized, they absorb it, and by looking closely at materials--be it a glass of milk

  • Contact: Hallie Deaktor
    Popular Science

    Page: 1 2 3 4

    Related biology news :

    1. Popular Science announces second annual Brilliant 10: the countrys top young scientists
    2. Popularizing precision agriculture
    3. Popular Science outlines need for long-term studies and more regulation in A.R.T.
    4. Popular weed killer feminizes native leopard frogs across Midwest
    5. Popular weed killer disrupts frogs sexual development
    6. Popular weed killer demasculinizes frogs, disrupts their sexual development
    7. Popular pain analgesics found to affect central nervous system: Study identifies both peripheral and CNS mechanisms of action of NSAID use
    8. Popular Diet Supplement May Be A Cancer Risk
    9. Emu Meat Not A Popular Choice Among Consumers, Study Shows
    10. New Studies Shed Light On Facial Features Of Popular Dinosaurs
    11. Popular Cure-All Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions

    Post Your Comments:

    (Date:11/5/2019)... ... November 05, 2019 , ... Dr. Lauren Kopp ... dentistry to Seattle, WA, including porcelain veneers , smile makeovers, dental implants, ... University of Washington, Dr. Kopp is passionate about serving her Seattle community with ...
    (Date:11/2/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Stay on top of current hot topics through free webinars ... webinars is free, so be sure to register today to save your place! Participate ... to see our upcoming webinars: , CLINICAL OPERATIONS , November 14 – Leveraging Technology ...
    (Date:10/30/2019)... ... October 30, 2019 , ... The ... Knowledge Center in which participants will learn about precision agriculture tools used to ... these technologies. , Participants will have the opportunity to visit Virginia Tech’s ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
    (Date:11/9/2019)... , ... November 08, 2019 ... ... artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology for use in pathology research, today announced the ... biopsy samples from patients enrolled in the phase 3 selonsertib studies (STELLAR). ...
    (Date:11/6/2019)... , ... November 06, 2019 , ... ... through off-the-record collaboration and dialogue, today announces its East/West CEO conference ... in San Francisco. , Kicking off the week of the J.P. ...
    (Date:11/5/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Focal Healthcare , an innovator of ... Bx 2.0 prostate fusion biopsy solution. By combining information from multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) ... urologists across Europe the ability to perform targeted transrectal and transperineal prostate biopsies. ...
    (Date:11/2/2019)... ... October 31, 2019 , ... A ... communicating with each other: study managers, principal investigators, supply chain managers, manufacturers, IRT, ... is not informed of the latest data, potentially leading to patient risk. , ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:
    Cached News: