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Brain science blooms at Brown

David Berson ’75, chair of neuroscience, studies how information travels from the eye to the brain. One of his recent projects examines the spidery forms of cells in the retina at the back of the eye, reconstructing their shapes and interconnections at a very fine scale. They’re shaped like spaghetti ...

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Nature Lab creates biodesign maker space

Tanks of luminescent jellyfish and rippling seaweed line the walls of an open space on the bottom floor of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab. But a transformation is underway; by the end of 2018, the room will become a “maker space” inviting students to conceptualize and engineer ...

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Physics equations model waves moving along equator

During the weeks Professor of Physics Brad Marston was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail last year, he had ample time to contemplate the deflection of waves at the earth’s equator and the ways magnetic fields influence charged particles. “They both have a force that acts at right angles to the motions ...

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Aravind Elangovan '17 dies

Aravind Elangovan ’17 died April 12, his sister Darla Elangovan wrote in an email to The Herald. Elangovan’s body was discovered floating in Golden Ponds in his hometown of Longmont, Colorado Wednesday. Police received a report that a body was floating about 10 feet from the pond’s shore, and ...

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Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

“Where do you guys imagine your food comes from?” asked Aja Grande ’18 as she drove a van filled with members of Brown’s Ethnobotany Society toward a greenhouse on a small farm in Cranston. Pak Express Farm is barren in the early stages of spring, but within its white greenhouse grows a wide ...

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