Topic: Research

University researchers study effects of repeated stress on metals

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University researchers study effects of repeated stress on metals

November 16, 2017 0 comments

A recent University study published in Nature explored ways to prevent one of the most pertinent issues in engineering: material fatigue.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research.

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Jill Pipher tapped as new vice president for research

September 13, 2017 0 comments

On July 1, Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher became the new vice president for research for the University.

Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

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Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

September 13, 2017 0 comments

It’s easy to conceptualize climate change as distant environmental shifts in the future.