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Professor of Physics S. James Gates was elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society.

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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018 0 comments

U. professor elected to board of American Physical Society The American Physical Society has elected Professor of Physics S. James Gates to its presidential line, according to a University press release.

Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, encourages debate and collaboration in her lab.

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FeldmanHall Lab demystifies human behavior

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Altruism, empathy and morality are typically thought of as abstract ideals, but Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, breaks these topics down scientifically.

The Hyundai Visionary Challenge invites students to submit research in an effort to promote smart mobility. The competition’s themes include biology-inspired mobility and digital phenotyping.

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Hyundai, University tackle research challenge

September 13, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 10, the submissions portal for the Hyundai Visionary Challenge opened exclusively to University students, alums and teaching faculty members.

Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

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Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The existence of ice on the moon’s surface has been a source of intrigue for astronomers since the 1950s.

Polyploidal cancer cells, referred to as giant cancer cells, can undergo amitotic budding, releasing normally-sized cancer cells into the body.

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Study brings new insights on cancer research, treatment

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Polyploidal cancer cells, also known as giant cancer cells, have been brought into the spotlight as new research suggests their previously unknown involvement in cancer development and remission.

Tiffany Chen ’18 developed the smart pillow with the help of undergraduates and Computer Science faculty. After Chen’s graduation, Jiaju Ma ’21, a RISD dual degree student, has expanded the pillow’s capabilities.

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Smart pillow talks to users, improves sleep

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Restless nights spent tossing and turning may soon be a thing of the past. Together with a team of undergraduates and CS faculty, Tiffany Chen ’18 created a smart pillow that can read users’ sleep patterns and give recommendations for improvement.

The satellite, outfitted with LED lights, passes over Providence twice a day. Soon, residents will be able to see the flashing lights in the night sky.

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Student-launched satellite successfully orbits earth

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Since its successful launch and deployment earlier this year, the Brown Space Engineering’s EQUiSat cube satellite has been continuously transmitting information down to Providence.

University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

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University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

September 11, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University researchers confirmed that it is possible for household lead levels to be reduced more substantially than the Environmental Protection Agency currently mandates.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

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GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

New CS prof starts machine learning lab

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New CS prof starts machine learning lab

September 6, 2018 0 comments

As computer science students flood into the newly-renovated CIT, they will be joined by Stephen Bach, an assistant professor who joined the department this semester.