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Science & Research


Diamonds and coal

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The editors hand out a final round of carbon to the people and places that shaped the past four years at Brown. 

Editors’ note

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

CYBORG. The word conjures up B-grade horror films. It’s a word you’d expect to find in a work of science fiction from that anxious age between the invention of the computer and the day we became comfortable with smartphones in our pockets and GPS in our cars — when we realized technology might be OK after all.

In search of the cyborg student

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

If you listen closely, you can hear two sounds wafting through Salomon 001 as Associate Professor of Sociology Leah Vanwey lectures to the students in her introductory statistics class.

The rise of the cyborg student

May 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University’s website has received its fair share of criticism since its unveiling in 2006. It can be counter-intuitive, confusing and difficult to navigate. A new design is currently in development, to find what University administrators call a “better fit” for Brown. All of this is despite sifting through 40 shades of brown and paying hefty professional design fees only four years ago, when the current class of 2010 began looking around for the right “fit” of their own.

Independent study taps human energy

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Her name is Betsy. Right now, she lives in a garage, but the students who bought her for $200 on Craigslist hope she will one day power a light bulb.