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As Freeman Dyson tells it, "If we are wise, science gives us opportunities to leave things better than the way we left it." To a packed ballroom of more than 500 faculty, staff, students and alumni, Dyson expanded on how the the proliferation of genetic engineering and biotechnology soon will circumvent the Darwinian principles that have governed evolution for three billion years. His lecture, "Life After Darwin: The Open Software of Gene Transfer," spoke to the social and economic consequences of this biotechnological upheaval and the resulting explosion of biodiversity. "Biotechnology will become domesticated--no longer seen as weird and alienated," he predicts. "With new tools come new questions and new responsibilities." >>
Tagged: technology
“Can technology be used to steal the 2004 presidential election?” asks Jay M. Kappraff, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at NJIT. Kappraff, who leads a faculty group authorized to create the university's new Technology and Society Forum Series, has invited two well-known speakers to explore this possibility on September 23, 2004, 4-5:30 p.m., in the second floor ballroom of the Campus Center. >>
Tagged: technology
Mechanical engineering students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) took top awards during the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Regional Student Conference, held recently at the City College of New York (CCNY). >>
Scientists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) believe   they have discovered a new and critically important chemical process to force scattered nanoparticles into infinitesimally tiny, but clearly-defined channels of microstructures. >>
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