Archive for February, 2017

Time for U.S. foreign-affairs bureaucracy to move past divisions

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

In Gen. H.R. McMaster, a brilliant veteran of the Iraq War, president Trump has an able and qualified new national security adviser. Independent-minded but no rogue, his selection should bring to an end the cycle of bureaucratic backstabbing and palace intrigue that has hamstrung the White House — a problem not just for Trump supporters, but for all Americans. Regardless of the outcome of various Beltway probes and behind-the-scenes power struggles, the United States must plan and execute its basic foreign policy duties. At a time this turbulent, creative thinking and swift action are a must. This month’s unprecedented internal […] Read More →

Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan | Technology

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Dyson, the technology company, is to undergo a dramatic expansion in the UK by opening a new 210 hectare (517 acre) campus as part of a £2.5bn investment that will support its development of new battery technologies and robotics. The company, led by the billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson, will increase its UK geographical footprint tenfold by developing the campus on a former Ministry of Defence airfield and intends to at least double its workforce of 3,500 over the next few years. The new facility in Hullavington, Wiltshire is part of a £2.5bn investment by Dyson in new technologies and […] Read More →

Ecologist Eissenstat receives Black Award for research accomplishments

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – David Eissenstat, professor of ecosystem management and woody plant physiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Penn State was awarded the Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research. The award, which includes a $5,000 cash stipend, recognizes significant accomplishments in agricultural research at Penn State. Eissenstat will be honored at the Gamma Sigma Delta ceremony on March 30. Eissenstat’s research focuses on the unseen part of the plant — the roots — and the impact factors such as climate change have on root physiology […] Read More →

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