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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.

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.

New grant awarded for music therapy, dementia research

New grant awarded for music therapy, dementia research

September 28, 2017 0 comments

A grant awarded to University researchers will allow them to investigate whether personalized music playlists help patients suffering from dementia.

R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

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R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

September 27, 2017 0 comments

The University of Rhode Island will head a consortium of eight major universities in the Ocean State to study the impacts of climate change.

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.

U. researchers to begin first tests of ultra-fast wireless communication

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U. researchers to begin first tests of ultra-fast wireless communication

September 27, 2017 0 comments

Your memes may be capable of downloading even faster — although you might have to wait a generation or two for the technology.

New Med School program educates students on opioid addiction

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New Med School program educates students on opioid addiction

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Amid the statewide and nationwide opioid epidemic, the Alpert Medical School is shaping its curriculum to prepare students to treat opioid misuse disorder.