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Using Math to Understand the Puzzle of Humanity
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society

June 9th, 2014
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society.
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Pioneering Research Brings More Precise Understanding of Biology
William Bialek
May 16th, 2014
Pioneer William Bialek blends biology and physics in biophysics to discover more precise research of biological systems.
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Moving at the Speed of Clicks: Improving Computer Efficiency
Computer scientist Mark Hill uncovers inefficiencies in computer workflows and helps make computers more powerful, energy efficient and easier to program
April 17th, 2014
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
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NSF Research Helps UNESCO Preserve Subaks in Bali
Steve Lansing in Bali
June 9th, 2014
Immersed in the world of Balinese water temples and cooperative farms, Anthropologist J. Stephen Lansing’s NSF funded research helped win UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Bali’s subaks.
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Nick Matzke: Reconstructing Species Migrations Across Time
Nick Matzke reconstructs how evolution happened
May 7th, 2014
Want to know about historical biogeography? Ask Nick Matzke.
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Conservation Efforts Not Just for Tree Huggers
Sean Hoban preserves endangered plant species
March 31st, 2014
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
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Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Goes Digital
Clemente Aguilar with friends, computational biology
February 25th, 2014
Computational biologist Clemente Aguilar uses computers to investigate the molecular mechanisms of disease.
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Philosopher Explores Ethics of Brain Technologies
Sara Goering, University of Washington
May 31st, 2014
Philosopher Sara Goering discusses neuroethics, the field emerging from the development and use of neural technologies.
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Tapping Electrical Signals: Turning Thought Into Action
University of Rhode Island Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Walt Besio, epilepsy, electrodes, diagnosis
April 24th, 2014
Biomedical engineer Walt Besio uses his brother's paralysis as motivation to invent technology to help people with disabilities return to a more normal life.
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Surfing the Web: Protecting Identities Online
Roger Dingledine, computer scientist
March 17th, 2014
Roger Dingledine developed and runs a worldwide network to keep Internet users anonymous.
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