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Ames Lab gets small with new microscopes

In 2015 Ames Laboratory scientists who investigate materials’ fundamental properties received their Christmas presents early.

In November and December technicians unpacked and installed around $6 million worth of high-tech microscopes, some capable of identifying individual atoms and how they’re arranged in materials. 1,269 more words

University Research

What’s shaking? At this building, not a thing

It’s not a much to look at from the outside. The long, low building just northwest of the Iowa State University campus could be classrooms or offices, maybe for a small manufacturer or a medical practice. 1,258 more words

University Research

TFA Tries to Squash Its Critics via Less Than One Degree of Separation

One of the challenges in writing about corporate education reform concerns the complex web of involvement among corporate reformers, which is often evident in their sitting on each others’ nonprofit boards. 692 more words


Burning Up The Airwaves with Saigon Kick

Saigon Kick burst on to the music scene in 1988 and released their self-titled debut in 1991. A very under-rated group of musicians, they toured the country building a following. 842 more words


The Art of Winemaking

Many people argue that wine cannot be an art because good winemaking is all about growing great grapes—there is nothing artistic about that. I take on this argument in… 6 more words

Philosophy Of Food And Wine

Is the Wine Spectator Fomenting Revolution?

The usually reliable Matt Kramer has me confused. In his recent Wine Spectator column he has a go at distinguishing a genuine luxury good from heavily-marketed faux-luxury goods. 648 more words

Wine Culture

Coming Your Way: Wines That You'll Be Hearing About—And Why

“Why is it that these wines seem to come out of nowhere?” asked a friend while perusing the list at a wine-hip San Francisco restaurant. “I mean, I’ve never heard of most of these wines,” he said. 444 more words

Wine Spectator