New gig at Netezza, an IBM company

Go figure. After I left Nokia, I thought I was done with Mega-Corporations. But an opportunity came by that seemed to have most of the things I need right now that I had to take it. As of 01 June, I’ll be joining Netezza, an IBM company, where I will be Director of Marketing, Public […]

Scattering Microscope Peers Into the Nanoscale – ScienceNOW

From the article: Researchers have come up with a new idea for a light microscope. They placed between the light source and the object a lens made from a slab of a crystalline substance called gallium phosphide. This design drastically reduces the theoretical minimum size of a visible object. However, for complex technical reasons, no […]

Satellite tracking will reveal turtle wanderings : Nature News

“By borrowing the tools of the manicurist’s trade, marine biologists have found a way of attaching satellite-tracking tags to turtle hatchlings. The tags will help uncover what turtles get up to in the critical few months after they leave the beach of their birth.” This is a really cool story about simple solutions arising out […]

A united front – contamination in biotech drugs : Nature

“At least 17 incidences of viral contamination in biologics have been reported, but industry insiders say that many more go unreported. Rather than risk negative publicity and lawsuits, companies have largely chosen to keep the details of contamination, and even their occurrence, secret — even, at times, from government regulators. Genzyme’s experience, which legally had […]

Education: The PhD factory : Nature News

“Scientists who attain a PhD are rightly proud — they have gained entry to an academic elite. But it is not as elite as it once was. The number of science doctorates earned each year grew by nearly 40% between 1998 and 2008, to some 34,000, in countries that are members of the Organisation for […]

Needham losing photo icon – Boston.com

“When’s the last time you brought a roll of film to the store for processing? If you can’t remember, you’ll begin to understand why Scorby’s Camera will soon close its doors after more than a half-century in Needham Center. “ A photo-story about a camera shop that is closing down due to pressures of digital […]

Take 10: Man-made wonders in New England – Boston.com

“Resourcefulness runs a close second to thrift as a Yankee virtue, and New Englanders have been great builders for centuries. As modest folk, we rarely construct anything just for show, but we have managed some awe-inspiring creations in the name of practicality. “ Read this article…