Air monitors on the West Coast have picked up very small amounts of radioactive iodine less than 1 picocurie per cubic meter of air (A picocurie is one trillionth of a curie). Maryland officials say state sensors have detected even smaller amounts of I 131 in the air, measured in femtocuries (one thousandth of a picocurie). None of these levels pose a risk to health, state officials say..

As they looked into the numerous videos they made to document and analyze the shapes of cells on micropatterns over time in culture, they noticed that the cell populations on micropatterns had a life of their own. These small communities of cells would undergo directional motion and form chiral alignment after a day or two of culture, with all cells moving in the same direction within the boundaries. Vunjak Novakovic said “It was really the consistency of this motion pattern the same cell type would always take the same direction with extremely high statistical power that was intriguing and made us do hundreds of experiments.”.

Edsall, now the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism, shares his perspective with hisColumbia Journalism Schoolstudents with a good measure of humor and skepticism. His years as a political reporter, 25 of them atThe Washington Post, have made him a clear eyed observer of the presidency, Congress, lobbying, tax policy, demographic trends and more. What he sees as he approaches his 12th presidential election cycle is “a death struggle between Republicans and Democrats to protect the benefits and goods that flow to their respective bases, each attempting to expropriate the resources of the other.”.

Another advantage of high end home theater system components is that their smaller production runs and higher prices provide more resources for the manufacturers’ research and development teams. The result is not only higher quality sound and video, but also ease of use features that you won’t be able to find from the major manufacturers. You’re not only getting the best quality components, you’re getting a system that is tailor made for great functionality..

Ageros (CC’96) is an observational astronomer whose research focus involves using new datasets and technologies to address classic questions in stellar astrophysics, such as searching for isolated neutron stars. Ageros, who seeks opportunities to develop outreach programs, has received several honors during his time at Columbia, including the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award this year and a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2013 for his outstanding research in the evolution of stars. One of his most unique honors, however, was having NASA name an asteroid after him in 2012..