Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email email@example.com if you want your event featured.
Each week Zach Kagan, Bwog’s resident Lab Rat Wrangler researches Columbia’s hottest advances in science and breaks them down for the rest of us. Even to seasoned physics majors the phrase “quantum memory” sounds like something coined by Deepak Chopra. It is, however, a real thing related to quantum computation. The Air Force has awarded a […]
If the end of the weekend’s got you down, pick up those spirits with the following story from the Chicago Tribune. Last December, after being urged to get a neurological scan by his mother, the 23-year-old received the results: he had glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain tumor (median survival: just over a year), […]
As Bwog reported, Columbia Alum Judd Gregg is Obama’s pick for Commerce Secretary. The New Hampshire Senator has kept a relationship with Columbia, a connection that may have motivated some ethically-questionable legislative maneuvering. In 2000, Gregg attached an amendment to an agriculture bill extending a patent for a biomedical process owned by Columbia. The patent […]
Filmmaker wins award for documentary, is kind of an asshole about it This article is like our collective id—thoughts of humiliating nature usually repressed by censors barring them from entering conscious thought. Something… went amiss here. Wrestling tournament—in complete seriousness—is called Mat-Town USA Open Premeds take a break from mutually assured sabotage to address scathing […]
A few items from here, there, and everywhere: -Columbia’s duPont Broadcast News Awards were announced January 13 and are being presented on campus today. Perhaps predictably, the most awards went to PBS, with NBC the only major network to win an award. What, no love for Katie? -Columbia medical researchers, working with doctors from B.U. […]