September 5, 2013 |
Gold may be flashier, but now chemists are giving silver a chance to shine. They've figured out how to make silver nanoparticles that are even more stable than gold nanoparticles. Durable and easy to handle, gold nanoparticles are used for drug delivery, cell imaging and many other applications. Because silver is cheaper and more abundant than gold, it may seem like a more convenient nanomaterial. But unlike gold, silver degrades easily, which makes building stable silver nanoparticles extremely difficult.
June 19, 2013 |
The Silver Lake Picture Show is back again for its second summer, with a slate of free films to be shown outdoors on a patch of Sunset Boulevard real estate known as Sunset Triangle Plaza. Co-founder Nicholas Robbins says seven movies will be shown this summer, at sunset, every other Thursday. Movie lovers are encouraged to bring their own seating for a series of movies curated around an 1980s and '90s theme. Upcoming films are "Wet Hot American Summer" showing on June 27, "The Sandlot" on July 11, "Zoot Suit" on July 25, "Empire Records" on Aug. 8, "To Wong Foo" on Aug. 28 and "The Princess Bride" on Sept.
August 8, 2012 |
LONDON - Lashinda Demus of Palmdale won a silver medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles Wednesday night, losing out to a personal-best performance by Russian Natalya Antyukh. Antyukh took the lead around the final curve and held off Demus, who was about a half-stride behind. Antyukh, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, crossed the line in 52.70 seconds. Demus, the current world champion, was timed in a season-best 52.77 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was third in 53.38 seconds, a season-best for her. Georganne Moline of Phoenix finished fifth with a personal-best time of 53.92 seconds, and T'Erea Brown of Miami was sixth in 55.07.
August 7, 2012 |
LONDON - U.S. cyclist Sarah Hammer won the silver medal in the women's omnium Tuesday as a heavily British crowd celebrated its sixth cycling gold medal at these Games. Hammer, of Temecula, lost to reigning world champion Laura Trott of Britain by one point in the six-race event, which is making its Olympic debut here. Leading by two points going into the final 500-meter time trial, Hammer finished fourth in the blistering race and ended up second overall. Hammer, 30, is the first American woman to win a silver medal in an individual cycling event.
August 4, 2012 |
LONDON -- Jennie Reed got her silver medal in the women's team pursuit Saturday. What she did not get was a chance to stand on the podium. Each team in this particular cycling event has four members, but uses only three at a time. Because the U.S. women were underdogs to the likes of Great Britain, Australia and Canada, they needed to keep fresh legs on the track. So after Reed teamed with Sarah Hammer and Dotsie Bausch to edge Australia in the first round, coaches replaced her with another American -- Lauren Tamayo -- for the gold-medal race.
August 4, 2012 |
Carmelita Jeter couldn't fend off a late burst of speed by Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who repeated as gold medalist in the women's 100 meters Saturday in London. Jeter burst out of the blocks at the front of the pack and was fighting for the lead with Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown when the defending champion surged into the lead and held off the competition at the finish line to win in 10.75 seconds. Jeter finished second in 10.78, followed by Campbell-Brown, who also took third in the 2008 Summer Games.