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Higgs boson breakthrough fueled by U. professors

In the decades leading up to the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) July 4 announcement of the probable discovery of the Higgs boson, five Brown professors were hard at work theorizing the particle's existence and collecting and organizing the data that made possible this leap forward ...


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Prof adjusts to life on Mars time

While most professors and students are adjusting to the schedule of the new year, one professor is adjusting to Mars time, a day 40 minutes longer than our own. Ralph Milliken, assistant professor of geological sciences, is spending most of fall semester as a member of the science team on the NASA Mars ...


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Senator meets geologists on climate change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., met with members of the Department of Geological Sciences Friday, May 11 to discuss the importance of informing federal policymakers about climate change and to learn about steps Brown is taking in climate science. Whitehouse described the challenges he faces in convincing ...


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New nanoparticle research no small task

University researchers, together with scientists from Northwestern University and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, have employed a novel method to coat substances with graphene oxide. Their study was published in the journal Nano Letters last month.


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Brain patterns of passion revealed

Love may be in the air, but it is also in your brainwaves. Xiaomeng Xu is part of a growing group of researchers using neuroimaging to reveal new insights about falling in love - and staying that way. Xu has found that the experience of love in the brain is consistent across cultures and can even predict ...


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Study shows efficiency of bat flight

Powered flight in nature has only evolved through four stages. The earliest stage, the pterosaur, was a flying reptile that is now extinct. Today, insects, birds and bats represent the remaining evolutionary stages. But as far as wing structure goes, bats have the upper hand. Compared to their fellow ...


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Senator tours U.'s environmental cleanup facility

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., toured the University's Superfund Research Program facility Monday. With 14 research groups nationwide, the Superfund program focuses on developing ways to clean up environmental damage. The University's facility is headquartered at the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine ...


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Ancient form of justice survives in baseball

What do ninth century Iceland and Boston Red Sox games have in common? According to a recent study by Fiery Cushman, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the two have more in common than one might think. ...






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