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A team of University researchers designed a material that can be molded into structures and adapted to reshape itself. They used a light-directed 3D printer to create the dynamic hydrogel.

Science & Research

University researchers design LEGO-block like material

April 19, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have brought the childlike appeal of LEGO blocks to the chemistry lab — a newly invented material can stick to itself, be molded to form a structure and, when needed, can adapt to reshape itself, just like a set of LEGOs built into various shapes.

Researchers found that mechanical properties of a spider silk web are different throughout the web. They also found that these differences allow the web to have nearly uniform energy absorption, so any prey that hits the web will be captured.

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Study increases understanding of spider web properties

April 19, 2019 0 comments

University researcher and Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao and Xi-Qiao Feng, a researcher from Tsinghua University, led a study that found that the mechanical properties of spider silk change significantly at different points on the web.

The computer science department depends heavily on its teaching assistants, who use their integral role as guides to build a support system for students.

Science & Research

CS concentrators face unique challenges on campus

April 19, 2019 0 comments

While Kendrick Tan ’21, a former Herald reporter, was taking computer science classes, it consumed his life. If he was not working on an assignment for a class, he was thinking about one, and the projects and labs never seemed to end, keeping him under constant stress.

University groups react to release of Mueller report

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University groups react to release of Mueller report

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report was released with redactions to the public Thursday, everyone from Capitol Hill to College Hill began sifting through the 448-page document, ready to respond to its revelations.

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

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Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind, and drooping eyelids, nodding heads and the temptation to succumb to a nap in lecture point to the potential risks caused by lack of sleep among some at the University.

University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

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University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

April 19, 2019 0 comments

This summer, the University is launching a new initiative to help prospective students from rural communities across the country learn about the college admission process and Brown, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Watson starts military fellowship program

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Watson starts military fellowship program

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is establishing a program to bring mid-level U.S. military officers to campus for one-year fellowships after receiving a $1 million grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York earlier this month.

David Ebersman ’91 discussed the challenges of running his startup Lyre Health, a mental health company that aims to “help people quickly (find) high-quality health care.”

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Ebersman ’91 discusses path from Facebook to mental health startup

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For former CFO of Facebook David Ebersman ’91, the most important takeaway from his time at Brown was “the idea that learning was interesting for the sake of learning.”

ACCRIP reviews investment policies, advises Corporation

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ACCRIP reviews investment policies, advises Corporation

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Tuesday afternoon, three members of the student coalition, Brown Divest, shared a presentation before ACCRIP, which explained their desire for the University to divest from companies allegedly contributing to human rights violations in Palestine.

With additional space for kneading, frying, and glazing, Knead Doughnuts’ new location will allow for an increase in doughnut production.

Metro

New location to fulfill doughnut Kneads

April 18, 2019 0 comments

On a starry, May night in Providence’s West End, fresh-out-the-frier brioche doughnuts are glazed on the spot and devoured with local craft beers brewed right next door.