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Tymoczko discusses connection between math, music

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Tymoczko discusses connection between math, music

October 18, 2017 0 comments

Dmitri Tymoczko, professor of music at Princeton, analyzed the connection between math and music Tuesday in a lecture.

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.

Researchers find evidence of ice on Mercury

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Researchers find evidence of ice on Mercury

October 16, 2017 0 comments

The planet closest to the sun might have large areas of previously undiscovered ice on its surface.

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U. researchers gauge effectiveness of 3-D, 2-D mammograms

October 15, 2017 0 comments

Many women and doctors are inclined to turn away from conventional two-dimensional mammographies.

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.

Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

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Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

October 10, 2017 0 comments

The two scientists aim to develop an effective way to track the movement of cancer cells and ultimately discover how and when tumors spread.

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Sleep lab links alcoholism, mood to sleep

October 4, 2017 0 comments

Everybody sleeps, yet we still know so little about why, what the brain does while we do or how it affects people’s behavior

Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

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Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

October 4, 2017 0 comments

World-recognized theoretical physicist Sylvester Gates, better known as Jim Gates, started at Brown this year as the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics.

University opens new mindfulness center

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University opens new mindfulness center

October 4, 2017 0 comments

Beginning in the late 1970s, mindfulness moved from the ashram to the laboratory, where researchers began to study its effects on health.

Workshop attracts researchers to examine waves, imaging in complex media

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Workshop attracts researchers to examine waves, imaging in complex media

October 1, 2017 0 comments

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics held a workshop on waves and imaging in random media last week.