What if car tires could be made from renewable resources instead of petroleum? In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Paul Dauenhauer, part of a research team from the Center for Sustainable Polymers who have developed a new chemical process to make isoprene (one of the key ingredients in car tires) from biomass such as grass or corn. 135 more words
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While I was watching Slacker I found some narrative threads similar to Samuel Beckett’s Murphy—beginning in the sequence that takes place with a women turning to her companion while walking and announcing “the next person who passes us will be dead within a fortnight.” This premonition is followed by the passerby seeking out a paper which reminds me of Suk’s celestial diagram in Murphy—not similar in content, but instead as a cataclysmic force. 811 more words
Globe Telecom’s ‘Cognitive Digital Agent’ powered by Infosys, Amdocs and Huawei Wins a TM Forum Catalyst Award
By Kevin Szkop, Symposium Coordinator for the GCI
What if you could do air-sensitive chemistry without a glove box or Schlenk line?
This is the idea behind the company XiMo, launched by Amir Hoveyda from Boston College, Richard Schrock from MIT and their co-workers. 599 more words