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Kaan Gunay  ‘13 wants to work toward making transportation through ride-share services more accessible, as well as supplement the income of ride-share drivers. Gunay believes in the philanthropic capacity of entrepreneurial enterprises and described his personal interest in the future of ride-share, hoping for a day when transportation is free.

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University alum develops startup to support ride-share drivers

February 27, 2019 0 comments

Though it began as an idea between two friends in their college dorm room, a startup called Firefly has grown into a community-centered company that aims to supplement the income of ride-share drivers around the country.

Metro Roundup, Feb. 26

Metro Roundup, Feb. 26

February 26, 2019 0 comments

Providence-Warwick has highest per capita donut ratio in the nation The Providence-Warwick metro area has the highest doughnut per capita ratio of any metro area in the United States, according to a new ranking from BestPlaces. With 23.25 shops per 100,000 people, Providence-Warwick was closely followed by Worcester and the […]

Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 members of junior class

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Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 members of junior class

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Thirty-four members of the class of 2020 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society Feb. 13, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald.

Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

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Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A new online startup called BrainChain, created by Chuck Isgar ’20.5, is redefining the ability of students to study together.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, discussed studying early childhood learning at Wednesday’s talk, “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

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Panel examines intersection of data science, neuroscience

December 6, 2018 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, three University researchers gathered in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society to discuss their ongoing multidisciplinary research on “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

The Jezero Crater proves to be a promising site for exploration due to its geographic location. The crater lies at the edge of the Isidis Basin, sits on the volcanic plain Syrtis Major and is intersected by fractures known as the Nili Fossae.

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Jezero Crater selected as Mars 2020 mission landing site

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Following the announcement of the program nearly six years ago, the Mars 2020 rover mission has selected the Jezero Crater as its landing site.

Gradient nanotwin boundaries strengthen the structure of certain metals, which allows for improved performance in machines and offers potential applications in the production of cars and handheld devices.

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Researchers explore method to make metals stronger

November 12, 2018 0 comments

As research in engineering leads to advancements in design, technology and methods, scientists strive to strengthen materials. University researchers recently analyzed the benefits of gradient nanotwin boundaries — tiny linear divisions with identical structures on either side — in certain metals, such as copper.

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

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Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

October 31, 2018 0 comments

While the future of data transmission may lie in the hands of terahertz technology, there is still a ways to go until it is crowned heir to the tech throne.

In addition to developing new criteria for using lumbar punctures to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, University researchers are exploring the use of eye exams for early detection.

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U. Professor integrates use of spinal taps in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

October 22, 2018 0 comments

In the battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease, advancements in the testing and development of new technologies aim to provide stronger support for treatment.

Carlos Vargas-Irwin’s $1.5 million award will benefit BrainGate, a program that aims to research paralysis and other movement disorders.

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Neuroscience professor receives $1.5 million to study sensory information

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The fields of neuroscience and neurotechnology have been growing in recent years as researchers hope to understand the inner workings of the human species’ most puzzling organ: the brain.