Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State is proud to present the first-ever Diplomacy Lab Project Fair and Wonk Tank Final Competition on Friday, April 1, in the Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State. The morning Diplomacy Lab session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon Wonk Tank session will begin at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and open to the press.
Atlanta, Georgia - Representatives from the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office attended and shared resources at the 2016 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, March 28-31, in Atlanta.
Washington, DC - As the sizes of computer chips in electronic devices continue to shrink, traditional measurement tools (e.g., microscopes utilizing visible light) are no longer capable of examining surface features, which can be just tens of nanometers. In order to examine these tiny features, researchers use tools such as the critical dimension atomic force microscope (CD-AFM), which measures features by dragging its ≈10 nm tip across the subject’s surface much like a record player needle pulling across a record’s grooves.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC’s acquisition of the rights to various drug products and related assets from Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. was anticompetitive.
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to California, April 6-7, to attend the 2016 Global Philanthropy Forum and to convene the third session of the State Department’s Innovation Forum.
Washington, DC - When the world’s first workhorse neutron microscope – currently being designed and built by a collaboration including NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), NASA, and MIT – is ready to be used in a few years, it could revolutionize the field of neutron imaging, with applications for studying lithium batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, strain within metals, and more. The device should be able not only to concentrate neutrons onto a specimen but also magnify the image, allowing for an estimated 10-fold increase in spatial resolution (and 100-fold increase in time resolution) over what is currently possible.