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From the Chicago TribuneAmerica has always been a creative place, partly because the authors of the Constitution wanted it to be. Among the powers they granted Congress was the right "to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and...
Thursday's Supreme Court decision on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. was much anticipated by geneticists and clinicians. At stake were property rights for two human genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Both are important because mutations...
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time. But it was not nearly as...
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
Two students from Oakland Park’s Northeast High traveled to the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday to showcase their Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam project to President Obama. According to a news release, the students were among...
Tribune staff reporterAmy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley. "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said. By...
High school students have been known to sling a roll or two of toilet paper — but not many use catapults or compete with rocket scientists for the longest heave. Yet that was the task Friday at the 15th annual Invention Challenge at Jet...
MEET THE CANDIDATES When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
SAN DIEGO -- President Barack Obama Tuesday named a San Diego biomedical engineering professor as a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Shu Chien of UC San Diego is one of seven eminent researchers chosen for the annual honor, The White House...
L.A. Times Tech BlogIt's one invention that is sure to set science fiction fans all agog: a paper-thin computer that can be rolled up and stuffed in a pocket. Researchers at the Queens University Human Media Lab in Ontario, Canada, have developed a......
Guest columnistThe Obama administration claims the government can “create jobs” through technology, particularly green technology. The president argues that the technology is there, and all it needs is a “nudge” from the government. He does not...
TribLocal - EvanstonIn a packed gym last Thursday, February 10th, a record number of aspiring scientists and inventors took part in the annual Lincolnwood School Science Fair. …...
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