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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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NSF protocol heightens competition for grants

In recent years, funds for science research have been stretched thin, with the number of researchers growing faster than the number of dollars. Though it was created in response to this competitive climate, a new proposal procedure at the National Science Foundation has posed additional challenges for ...


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Climate lab reports on UN negotiations

The Climate and Development Lab, an environmentally savvy group of 15 undergraduate and graduate students, released the Brown Report from Durban today. The report brings to light the details of the lab's trip to the 2011 United Nations climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.


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Vernal Equinox illuminates Sci Li courtyards

As midday approached yesterday, the white marble slabs in the four Friedman Study Center courtyards were flooded with light in a peculiar symmetry. In each atrium, areas covered with white marble slabs were completely illuminated with sunlight, while mulched areas remained in the shadows. The illumination ...


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Assistant prof wins Department of Defense grant

Mark Zervas, assistant professor of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry, won a $716,769 Department of Defense grant to study tuberous sclerosis, a developmental genetic disorder. Tuberous sclerosis occurs in approximately one in 6,000 live births and causes epilepsy, autism and cognitive ...




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