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January 19, 2015
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“Coffee to go”? Projekt über Englisch im öffentlichen Wiener Raum

“Kaffee zum Mitnehmen” oder “Coffee to go”: Wie “englisch” ist Wien im Zeitalter der Globalisierung wirklich? Das erforscht die Sprachwissenschaftlerin Barbara Soukup vom Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der Universität Wien. Werbeplakate, Geschäftsschilder und Hinweistafeln mehrerer Wiener Straßenzüge werden auf … Continue reading

July 6, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Anna Troupe, Creative Designer and Social Thinker

Anna Marie Troupe was born in Mississippi in 1977 and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. The fifth daughter of a mechanical engineer and an administrative assistant, Anna made a point of pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She studied furniture … Continue reading

October 27, 2013
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The 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe: Brown/RISD/Erfurt team designs Techstyle Haus

Students at Brown, RISD, and the University of Erfurt are tackling a great challenge: Build a house that uses 90 percent less energy than a typical house, make it liveable, flexible, durable, and lightweight enough to be shipped from Providence … Continue reading

September 21, 2013
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Bing discusses design and technology in NYC

Bing brings together tastemakers and experts to share insight on the intersection of beauty and functionality and how technology plays a role in modern design. NEW YORK — Earlier this week, Bing gathered together a variety of taste makers and … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
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Moth-Inspired Nanostructures Take the Color Out of Thin Films

Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the “thin-film interference” phenomenon commonly observed in nature. This can potentially improve … Continue reading

March 29, 2013
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Getting to the heart of disease

Scientist works toward molecular therapies for cardiovascular diseases Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Jewish parents before the fall of the Soviet Union, Michael Simons, M.D., says a medical career was “sort of a default.” Anti-Semitism barred Jews … Continue reading

February 23, 2013
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Brown Researchers Build Robotic Bat Wing

The strong, flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft, among other applications. By building a robotic bat wing, Brown researchers have uncovered flight secrets of real bats: the function of ligaments, the elasticity of … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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Latest JBEI Startup to Speed Up Biotech Industry

TeselaGen’s DNA construction technology makes genetic engineering cheaper and faster. Sequencing, splicing and expressing DNA may seem to be the quintessence of cutting-edge science—indeed DNA manipulation has revolutionized fields such as biofuels, chemicals and medicine. But in fact, the actual … Continue reading