Features

Winter 2017

Say What?

Think today’s computers are smart? Just look at what’s coming. Meet a multinational bullpen of computer scientists who are rapidly bridging the divide between humans and machines.

Winter 2017

Making Waves

After 60 years at the vanguard of the physics of sound, prolific inventor James E. West is on to his next big project: a smart stethoscope.

Winter 2017

LOVE, Reign O’er Baltimore

As an agent of change in his adopted hometown, Scott Burkholder ’02 has turned to art to inspire hope.

Summer 2016

Bridging the Past

By looking back in time to study the evolution of covered bridges, Rachel Sangree equips students with wisdom they need…

Summer 2016

Good Behavior

Paul Ferraro is looking to win-win incentives to save the Chesapeake Bay—and the planet.

Summer 2016

Facing the Future

By creating ready-to-implant plastic bone that can turn into living tissue, Warren Grayson and his team aim to improve life…

Winter 2016

Can You Hear Me Now?

Those best positioned to do research to help the deaf are the deaf themselves, contends Tilak Ratnanather. As a role…

Winter 2016

The Need for Speed

By Andrew Myers Illustrations by Andrew Colin Beck In November 2014, a new sort of high-rise emerged on a grassy,…

Winter 2016

Data Downlink

Alumnus Chris DeBoy oversees New Horizons’ Radio System, and its daily downloads from Pluto promise to shed new light on…