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Hire Quality Multipliers By Doing Your Best Completely

By Peter Weddle — Quality hires. Its the siren song of our profession. Even as organizations discontinue large scale hiring in the current economic environment, they remain in the hunt for top tier talent. And we all know why: both anecdotal and empirical data confirm that A level performers not only contribute more themselves, but […]

It’s Fall, Now What?

By Peter Weddle — Remember last year? Or even better, the year before? You would come back from a relatively slow summer, and bam!, the flood gates would open. The Labor Day holiday marked the end of summer and the beginning of a frenetic, sometimes even frantic period of hiring. The fall has traditionally been […]

You Are What They Remember

By Peter Weddle — Marketers call it brand equity. Although entire books have been written about it, the idea is simple enough. People establish an image of a product or service in their mind, and that image, once set, will cause them to remember the product or service rather than its competitors. Thats why companies […]

<b>NaturalNano</b> to Present at the 8th Annual <b>SPE Automotive Composites</b> Conference & Exhibition

ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwire – September 16, 2008) – NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN) (FWB: N3N), a developer of advanced nanomaterials and extended release nanotechnologies, today announced that its President, Cathy Fleischer, Ph.D., will present “Clay Nanotubes In Polymer Composites: A Route to Stronger, Lighter & Less Expensive Materials” at the 8th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive […]

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Researchers Develop Nano-Sized “Cargo Ships” to Target and Destroy Tumors

Scientists have developed nanometer-sized ‘cargo ships’ that can sail throughout the body via the bloodstream without immediate detection from the body’s immune radar system and ferry their cargo of anti-cancer drugs and markers into tumors that might otherwise go untreated or undetected. Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT report that their […]

What Should Labor Day Really Mean?

For many years now, Labor Day has served two purposes. It has been a day of parades and other events to celebrate trade and labor organizations and the working men and women who are their members. And, it has traditionally been a day of barbeques and picnics to mark the end of summer and the […]

Nanoscale Droplets With Cancer-fighting Implications Created, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study

UCLA scientists have succeeded in making unique nanoscale droplets that are much smaller than a human cell and can potentially be used to deliver pharmaceuticals. “What we found that was unexpected was within each oil droplet there was also a water droplet — a double emulsion,” said Timothy Deming, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of […]

New Nano Device Detects Immune System Cell Signaling, Vanderbilt University Study

Scientists have detected previously unnoticed chemical signals that individual cells in the immune system use to communicate with each other over short distances. The signals the researchers detected originated in dendritic cells – the sentinels of the immune system that do the initial detection of microscopic invaders – and were received by nearby T-cells, which […]

New &#039;Pyrex&#039; Nanoparticle More Stable In Harsh Environments, Study

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new method to fabricate borosilicate glass nanoparticles. Used in microfluidic systems, these “Pyrex”-like nanoparticles are more stable when subjected to temperature fluctuations and harsh chemical environments than currently used nanoparticles made of polymers or silica glass. Their introduction could extend the range of potential nanoparticle applications in biomedical, optical […]