Family Weekend is underway with 700 families registered. Prof. Angela Belcher will speak tomorrow on Engineering Biology to Make Future Materials for Energy and Medicine. For more information about the weekend, see the Alumni Association.
Prof. Angela Belcher and other researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a method of splitting a water molecule by copying photosynthesis, the process plants use to convert water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to fuel that helps them grow. Learn more.
The Cambridge Science Fair will hold Big Ideas for Busy People on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laboratory at Harvard. The free event will be a short series of 10 refereed talks by some of Cambridge’s finest, including Lisa Randall, Ed Boyden, Nicholas Christakis, George Church, Alan Guth, Marc Hauser, Rebecca Saxe, Peter Galison, Angela Belcher and Pardis Sabeti.
MIT team, led by Prof. Angela Belcher, develops a biologically-based system that taps the power of sunlight directly, with the aim of turning water into hydrogen fuel. Learn more from the MIT News Office.
New microscopy technique offers close-up, real-time view of how proteins kill bacteria Researchers led by MIT Professor Angela Belcher modified an existing, extremely sensitive technique known as high-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM) to allow them to image the bacteria in real time. Their method, described in the March 14 online edition of Nature Nanotechnology, represents the first way to study living cells using high-resolution images recorded in rapid succession.
The Street writes about national and state attempts to create jobs in the green job sector; they cite A123 and mention President Obama's tour of MIT labs, including his meeting with Prof. Angela Belcher.