News

03/25/2014
Astronomer Carolyn Porco, director of NASA’s Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations, or CICLOPS, will speak April 9 at G-01 Uris Hall at 4:30 p.m.
03/24/2014
David Awschalom, Ph.D. ’82, will deliver the 2014 Hans Bethe lecture April 9 on spintronics – an emerging field based on the quantum nature of the electron.
03/24/2014
At a March 22 workshop aimed to encourage grade-school girls to pursue science and technology, Girl Scouts decoded secret messages and investigated a scene to earn scouting detective badges, among other activities.
03/24/2014
A computer program by mathematics professor Michael Stillman makes abstract math problems concrete and computable.
03/20/2014
Facial expressions are rooted in emotional responses that exploit how our eyes gather and focus light to detect an unknown threat, reports a study by neuroscientist by Adam Anderson in the journal Psychological Science.
03/20/2014
Children in schools with vegetable gardens got 10 minutes more of exercise than before their schools had gardens, reports a study on the benefits of school gardens.
03/20/2014
A revealing study of personal privacy and self-disclosure on Facebook asks: What were you thinking when you hit "post?"
03/19/2014
William H. “Bill” Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be on campus for the Oct. 1 dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall.
03/18/2014
A new study reports that advertising can result in “smart” false memories. That is, consumers who have a propensity to think more about decisions produce more false memories than those who process information at a more superficial level.
03/18/2014
The first study on vitamin D status and congestive heart failure in dogs suggests the same that vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for congestive heart failure in canines.