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President's Distinguished Lecture: CoorsTek's $27 million gift to Mines

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 29 September 2014

CoorsTek CEO, Dr. John Coors recently announced a major commitment. CoorsTek will provide $26.9 million in funding to the Applied Science and Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines. CoorsTek, headquartered in Golden, is a privately owned manufacturer of ceramics, semiconductor tooling, and other industrial products.

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Swimmers Ready to "Dive" into the Season

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 29 September 2014

Swimming-picture_2The Mines swim team looks prepared and ready to swim fast as the team competed in their first intersquad meet of this season on Sunday (9/27). Many swimmers on the team swam their best and felt they were ready to swim fast this season. The top times were as follows for the meet- 50 backstroke: 25.27 seconds (men) and 28.10 (women), 50 breaststroke: 28.24 (men) and 33.72 (women), and 50 freestyle: 22.40 (men) and 26.10 (women). The head coach for the swim team, Nate Rothman is now entering his fifth year as head coach.

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Scientific Discoveries this Week - 9/29/14

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 29 September 2014

USA- In March, Harvard Physicists announced that they had found evidence of gravitation waves- variations in gravitational strength throughout space, which could act as crucial evidence for the Big Bang. However, new data from the Planck satellite shows that more dust is present in space than was expected. This means it is quite likely that the signals that were believed to be gravitational waves, in fact, could have simply been signals that were distorted from the dust. While this does not disprove the existence of gravitational waves, it does cast some doubt on the supposed confirmation of their existence.

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Personal Legends and Santiago's Sheep: The Alchemist Book Review

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Written by Katrina San Nicolas

Posted on 29 September 2014

tumblr_m5hlnzYdqg1qbaom0"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." -- Paolo Coelho in "The Alchemist"

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Colorado Chocolate Cake

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 29 September 2014

Cooking-corner_-colorado-chocolate-cakeThis is the perfect recipe for any kind of special occasion. It is a little bit too much work for most people to do just for a random slice of cake but if it is a roommate's birthday or the birthday of a significant other, it is a great way to impress them and earn some good brownie points, or in this case, cake points. Be prepared to dedicate a couple hours to creating this masterpiece, but once it is finished and presented on the table, no one will be able to deny how absolutely delicious it looks. Take a bite and let the deliciousness dissolve on your tongue. The best part of the recipe is that it is a quite large cake, so there will be plenty left over to eat for days afterwards, either as a good afternoon snack or for a not-so-healthy lunch.

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