Science & Research

A study conducted by the Fox-Kemper Lab found that energy dissipation of large-scale ocean turbulence follows a lognormal statistical distribution. This finding could increase the accuracy of climate models.

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University researchers gain further understanding of ocean turbulence

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Scientists have long examined the dynamics of the ocean, and a recent study conducted by University researchers brings new insight into the properties of ocean turbulence.

Researchers reveal sex-based disparities in stroke risk

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Researchers reveal sex-based disparities in stroke risk

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Risk factors for stroke have a disproportionate effect on women compared to men, which may be due to a lack of effective treatment and preventive care, according to a University study published in the journal “Stroke” last month.

Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

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Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

March 5, 2018 0 comments

“There is something very dignified about (God) allowing the creativity of the Universe to be present within it and slowly emerge, rather than just putting everything in order from the beginning,” said Karin Öberg.

New University technology detects ancient mutations

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New University technology detects ancient mutations

March 4, 2018 0 comments

A new tool developed by University researchers, dubbed SWIF(r), can identify certain genes in humans — ones that result from “adaptive mutations,” genetic differences which have spread amongst a population over time to become more common.

Student-produced short presented at film festival

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Student-produced short presented at film festival

February 28, 2018 0 comments

“Toymaker,” a seven-minute animated short developed by Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Barbara Meier ’83 MS’87 and her students was accepted to the Athens Animfest 2018 film festival Feb. 16.

Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

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Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

February 27, 2018 0 comments

A new study by led by George Konidaris, assistant professor of computer science, describes an algorithm to help robots plan intelligently by engaging in high-level tasks using low-level data.

Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

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Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

February 21, 2018 0 comments

The unknown presence of fentanyl — an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin — in many drugs has contributed to the increasingly fatal opioid crisis that has swept across the United States in recent years.

Loren Albert, Voss postdoctoral research associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, began her biology career at Reed College before earning her PhD at the University of Arizona.

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University researchers use drones to study forests, carbon cycle

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Loren Albert, one of four Voss postdoctoral research associates at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, is taking her research to new heights.

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Researchers receive grant to record neural activity

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Funded by a grant of up to $19 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the University will lead an international team of scientists to create an implantable wireless brain interface system.

Climate change thawing Cold War-era nuclear waste

Climate change thawing Cold War-era nuclear waste

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Once a military and scientific research base in Greenland during the 1960s, Camp Century is now abandoned with all of its wastes — including chemical, radiological and physical — left frozen, presumably for eternity.