In our second hour, the best television theme song ever might be the score for House of Cards, and the composer is an Eastman grad who is coming back to Rochester. Jeff Beal is responsible for the haunting score that has captivated the binge-watching House of Cards crowd (including the host of Connections).
Nanotechnology might soon save you a trip to the dentist. Researchers have developed tiny sphere-shaped particles that ferry a payload of bacteria-slaying drugs to the surface of the teeth, where they fight plaque and tooth decay on the spot.
A new study demonstrates for the first time how elemental carbon became an important construction material of some forms of ocean life after one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of Earth more than 252 million years ago.
Consider, for a moment, the chair your butt is resting on right now (or the floor, if you’re standing). It’s made of a squillion atoms right? And it’s all those tightly packed atoms/marbles that are holding your butt in the chair against the force of gravity, right? Well, actually, no. There is a tiny problem with the whole atoms-as-marbles picture.
Andrew S. Ainslie, who became dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School last July, is intent on raising the school in national rankings, and he doesn’t hesitate to say so. “If you don’t have a strategic goal,” he says, “you end up fumbling.”
Rochester’s Washington D.C. delegation is again throwing its political weight behind New York landing a federally created center for photonics manufacturing. The White House last year announced that through the U.S. Defense Department it would put $110 million toward creation of a high-tech Institute for Manufacturing Innovation with a focus on photonics.
“There’s a very strong historical thing” that goes along with country music, says John Covach, a pop music historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester in New York.