This week in PopTech: Synthetic biology, improvised cello and 9/11 tribute
Friday, September 09, 2011 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- CeaseFire’s Gary Slutkin (PopTech 2008) discussed using public health methodology to fight urban violence on WBEZ Worldview.
- During a segment of NPR's All Things Considered this week, Zoe Keating (PopTech 2009) shared her discovery that improvising with her cello cured her of paralyzing stage fright.
- Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Jay Keasling (PopTech 2007) explained how breakthrough technologies with synthetic biology can be used to create synthetic diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel at the Energy Disruptors salon that PopTech hosted yesterday.
- Larry Smith's (PopTech 2010) SMITH Magazine and its Six Word Memoirs project have teamed up with PBS's Need to Know for a poignant multimedia 9/11 tribute.
Image: Six Word Memoirs and Need to Know
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