Science & Research

Editors’ note

May 30, 2010 0 comments

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.

The rise of the cyborg student

May 27, 2010 0 comments

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 0 comments

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.