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Early Bird Deadline for 2013 R&D 100 Awards

November 12, 2012 | by Editor | Comments

R&D 100 Awards entries filed with us by Thursday, Nov. 15, are eligible to receive Early Bird review by the editors of R&D Magazine. Entries will be evaluated and recommendations for improving the entry will be returned by Dec. 15, 2012, giving competitors plenty of time to make changes before the final spring deadline. Click through for more details.

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2012 R&D 100 Awards Banquet remains as scheduled

October 29, 2012 2:18 pm | by Editor | Comments

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards Banquet & Exhibition will take place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Sea World in Florida. The arrival of Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast has prompted concerns on the part of guests that the storm might have affected the event. However, all plans are still a go for this event, and R&D staff are in route to the venue.

And The Winners Are…

June 22, 2012 12:12 pm | by Lindsay Hock | Comments

Just this week the 100 winners of R&D 100 Awards were notified. Congratulations to our winners. Each of our winners has made technological advances in their given categories ranging from analytical instrumentation to thin-film and vacuum technologies.


RD 100: Now and Then

April 16, 2012 9:12 am | Comments

As R&D Magazine prepares for the 50th annual R&D 100 Awards, the editors take a stroll through the awards history, and invite former winners to join them.


RD 100 Awards: Final Deadline is April 30

April 3, 2012 12:11 pm | Comments

The editors of R&D Magazine  have extended the submission deadline for the 2012 R&D 100 Awards to April 30, 2012, at 11:59 pm, eastern U.S. time. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. We cannot accept entries after that time.

Judges wanted for the 50th Annual RD 100 Awards

January 27, 2012 8:11 am | Comments

Expert in electronics? Professional in process science? Do you breathe biotech? If you have an area of expertise (and better yet, interest) consider spending a couple hours of your time and helping us evaluate some of the best and most unique high-technology products of the year.


Wanted: 2011's Top Technologies

August 15, 2011 6:12 am | Comments

The editors of R&D Magazine have opened the nominations for the 2012 R&D 100 Awards competition, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards. If your organization introduced a new product this year, or is planning to, you can begin the entry process now.


Hello and welcome to the new RD Daily

April 29, 2011 10:50 am | by Paul Livingstone | Comments

There’s nothing wrong with your watch. This is the same R&D Daily you received every afternoon. But after nearly three-and-half years and more than 5,000 stories, the R&D Daily is undergoing a mitosis of sorts, evolving to a.m. and p.m. editions. You will get the same high-technology content as before, just more of it, in a more timely manner.


The fight over fracking

April 21, 2011 8:21 am | by Paul Livingstone | Comments

Netflix is wonderful for the mailbox. Alongside bills, credit card offers and never ending stream of fat magazines , that familiar red and white envelope holds the promise of an hour or two of mindless entertainment. Inevitably, though, for every


Digging through the discontinuity

March 30, 2011 9:23 am | by Paul Livingstone | Comments

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, some of the last hurdles in human exploration of the globe were overthrown, notably the scaling of Mt. Everest and the plumbing of the depths of the Marianas Trench. They paved the way for planting a flag on the Moon. But one notable project went underfunded and eventually forgotten.


At 10, genomics faces reality

February 15, 2011 8:24 am | by Paul Livingstone | Comments

In February 2001, the journal Science published two scientific papers that, for the first time, described parts of the newly sequenced human genome. Ten years later, the journal has dedicated the month of February to a special series about one of the most celebrated scientific breakthroughs our time, and why it has and hasn't fulfilled its promise of changing medicine.


Twists and turns keep TEM on top

January 14, 2011 7:02 am | Comments

On Wednesday, the National Institute of Technology and Standards, or NIST, showed us that in microscopy, there’s always a new way "slice a sample".


Psi paper entangled in controversy

January 6, 2011 12:43 pm | Comments

Extra-sensory perception, or psi as it’s known by its researchers, has been a lightning rod in the pyschology field for many years. One Cornell researcher who specializes in ESP studies, Daryl J. Bem,  has charged up the community with a recent study that looks at brain's ability to see into the future .


Irradiate the monkey

December 14, 2010 8:55 am | Comments

I’ve long assumed the 1982 Peter Gabriel hit “Shock the Monkey” is an animal rights anthem of sorts. The theme fits in with Gabriel’s darker songs and the music’s association with that mid-1980s Matthew Broderick vehicle “Project X”, which pitted the chimpanzees against an inhumane government.


Springing back into shape

November 29, 2010 11:49 am | by Paul Livingstone | Comments

Last year, I got a sneak peek at NASA’s new wheel design for extra-terrestrial exploration, one of the more easily grasped technologies to emerge from NASA’s ongoing work to push humanity back into space, Constellation or no.


Maxwell's demon brought to life

November 19, 2010 10:36 am | Comments

Earlier this week scientists in Japan successfully proved James Clerk Maxwell's famous thought experiment that information can be converted to free energy. I've been waiting for an in-depth analysis of the finding, but I've yet to find one that satisfies all the angles on this brain pretzel.



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