Week in Review: 12/13/15 – 12/19/15

December 16, 2016

Big moves in protein structure prediction and design
Custom design with atomic level accuracy enables researchers to craft a whole new world of proteins http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/big-moves-protein-structure-prediction-and-design

December 15, 2015

Top 10 Facebook Pages on Science & Technology
Are you a tech freak who is always looking to know how the science & tech zone is creating wonders to change the world? Well, the emerging trend of social media has made it easier to share information about the advancements led by vital tech portals and Facebook plays a crucial role here. It just takes a few clicks to reach up to the latest happenings in the science field through this popular social networking channel. Esteemed science & technology institutions have come up with their own Facebook pages so that people all over can know about their efforts in improving the life around. You would be glad to know that various science & tech departments of US government always keep on updating about their latest works over Facebook and here is a brief on top 10 such pages. https://www.engadget.com/2015/12/15/top-10-facebook-pages-on-science-and-technology/

Pitt physicist gets grant to investigate condensed matter and atomic-optical physics
Pitt physicist Wensheng Vincent Liu has received a five-year $1.42 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to predict and understand topological phases of quantum atomic matter (i.e., a cold ensemble of interacting atoms) under novel conditions, well beyond the standard regimes. Liu is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/uop-ppg121515.php

UTA physicists are analyzing space weather effects to improve satellite tracking systems
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are analyzing the energy entering the upper atmosphere following space weather events like solar flares to help refine the models used to forecast and track satellite trajectories. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/uota-upa121515.php