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Robot are becoming more like humans, raising many ethical, scientific and philosophical questions. The panelists discussed whether the line between humans and robots could ever disappear.

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Roboticists of differing faiths discuss future of artificial intelligence

November 1, 2017 0 comments

As the sophistication of artificial intelligence continues to increase and AI moves further from science fiction, a philosophical question arises.

Nobel prize winner talks economy, common good

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Nobel prize winner talks economy, common good

October 31, 2017 0 comments

Studying economics doesn’t necessarily mean selling your soul.

Scientists created a model of ancient Mars that shows the formation of water, which explains some geographical features of the planet.

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Scientists explain water on ancient Mars

October 25, 2017 0 comments

Though scientists have long observed signs of water on ancient Mars, they could not explain how it came to exist in the frigid climate of those times.

David Corn ’89, the D.C. bureau chief of Mother Jones, Benjamin Domenech, publisher of the Federalist, and Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter at the Guardian discussed the difficulties of covering the Trump administration. The journalists said they have to prove themselves trustworthy to the public and must be diligent about fact-checking.

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Journalists talk societal discontent toward media in Trump era

October 23, 2017 0 comments

Three journalists from different publications came together to discuss the challenges journalism has faced since the election of President Trump.

Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

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Purple marsh crabs, rising sea levels destroy New England marshlands

October 18, 2017 0 comments

The salt marshes of New England are disappearing.

The YURT is surrounded by mirrors, which reflect projections onto the screens that surround the person inside. The projections conjured could be the surface of the moon, footprints of a dinosaur of molecular structure.

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Virtual reality systems facilitate research, education

October 12, 2017 0 comments

University researchers can now walk on the surface of the moon, analyze the footprints of a dinosaur and study molecular structure.

BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

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BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Brown Space Engineering launched a balloon into the upper atmosphere near Springfield, Mass. the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1.

Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

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Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

September 27, 2017 0 comments

Many people are unaware that water exists on the moon, but University scientists have gone far beyond corroborating this fact.

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Study analyzes, raises questions on institutional corruption

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Though institutional corruption may seem like something of the past, researchers examined how corruption remains prevalent today in a study.

Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

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Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

September 12, 2017 0 comments

A document backed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that stipulates clean water access as a basic human right.

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