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Unformatted text preview: ChE ChE 170 170 Molecular and Cell Biology for Engineers Molecular and Cell Biology for Engineers Th 1 2:15 TuTh 11-12:15 Prof. M. Scott Shell TA: Sunyia Hussein 1 2 the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication might be possible 3 rate of star formation / year (in our galaxy) → ~ 7 4 fraction of stars with planets → ~ 50% 5 average number of life-supporting planets per star with planets → ~ 2 6 fraction that actually proceed to develop life → ~ 33% 7 fraction that proceed to develop intelligent life → ~ 1% 8 fraction of civilizations that develop technology to make them detectible from space → ~ 1% 9 length of time that these civilizations release detectable signals → ~ 10000 years 10 11 12 13 14 Miller – Urey Experiment (1952) 15 Old view: Biology entails highly specialized chemistry and physics to accomplish complex tasks. ew view: New view: Biology uses very general chemical and physical principles, and illustrates how they may be used to accomplish complex tasks. 16 Old view: Chemistry and physics are foundational sciences for Chemical Engineering. ew view: New view: Biology is a foundation for Chemical Engineering on equal footing with chemistry and physics. 17 Employment of chemical engineering class of 2009 source: CEP Magazine, 9/09 18 Why should engineers know Why should engineers know molecular and cell biology? molecular and cell biology?...
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