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May 17, 2016
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Meditation and ballet associated with wisdom, study says

Wisdom, traditionally associated with old age, is nonetheless found in people of all ages. So, what makes a person wise? A new study, “The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom,” published Feb. 18 in PLOS ONE, confirms an … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
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Students learn about feature filmmaking with ‘Divergent’ internships

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library appears as location in film When the futuristic thriller Divergent started scouting locations for the film last year, Judy Hoffman saw a rare opportunity for her students. Hoffman, professor of practice in Cinema and Media … Continue reading

March 12, 2014
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Evolutionary study finds neglected fin may have a function

Fin’s emergence in many species challenges assumption that it’s a useless remnant Although present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function … Continue reading

January 18, 2014
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Smart hydrogels

UD-developed smart gels deliver medicine on demand Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a “smart” hydrogel that can deliver medicine on demand, in response to mechanical force. Over the past few decades, smart hydrogels have been created that … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
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Smartphone users value their privacy and are willing to pay for it, CU-Boulder economists find

Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or “app”—that won’t monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found. … Continue reading

November 28, 2013
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‘Hackathon’ teaches Chicago high school students the social power of Big Data

Like urban bike-sharing programs everywhere, Chicago’s Divvy must contend with a key problem: due to commuting patterns, some bike stations empty out fast while others fill up quickly, leaving no space for more drop-offs. But such urban problems can be … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
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Battling brain drain: Training doctors in Ethiopia

ANN ARBOR — Brain drain is so severe in Ethiopia that the nation’s health minister has complained there are more Ethiopian doctors in Chicago than in his own country. The good news is that the East African nation has one … Continue reading