Topic: Research

Climate change thawing Cold War-era nuclear waste

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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.

University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

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University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

February 6, 2018 0 comments

University researchers have developed computational methods using a supercomputer that enables them to dive deep inside sickle cells and analyze their molecular characteristics.

The researchers isolated neurons in the sixth layer of the brain’s cortex, aiming to study more closely their connections to each other and other parts of the brain. The team hopes to explore the relationship between the thalamus and cortex further in future research.

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University researchers uncover new structures in mouse brains

January 29, 2018 0 comments

A sixth, largely unexplored layer in the cortex was the focus of a recent study by Brown University neuroscientists.

U. conference explores future of artificial intelligence

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U. conference explores future of artificial intelligence

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Even before most students had returned to campus following winter break, Metcalf Auditorium filled last Thursday and Friday as students and faculty attended “Beyond Deep Learning,” a workshop designed to showcase interdisciplinary perspectives on artificial intelligence and its future.

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.