Impact

Summer 2016

Backpedaling on Bike Ownership

Bicycling has been shown to improve health and reduce the carbon footprint—which makes the results of a recent Whiting School study…

Summer 2016

Tech Tools: Drop It Like It’s Hot

We’ve all seen movies where an asteroid collision is avoided because it was demolished in space. But could that actually…

Summer 2016

New Thinking in Antibiotic Resistance

The theory of evolution states that living organisms evolve to be fitter for survival. Conventional wisdom is that organisms become…

Winter 2016

Making Surgery Smarter and Safer

For years, Google has been hard at work on a smart car that promises to eliminate human error through technology,…

Winter 2016

Trending

“The number 4 million is hard to get your head around. That’s a lot of people whose data has been…

Winter 2016

Spray Paint to Soak Up the Sun

Imagine a clear solar paint that you could spray onto windows to capture the elusive energy of the sun. Or…

Winter 2016

Better Than Intuition

To design a stronger building or lighter, more aerodynamic aircraft wings, engineers typically rely on trial and error. They start…

Winter 2016

New Tools for Tapping Data

Vladimir Braverman likens the algorithms that he and his team are inventing to deal with massive amounts of streaming data…

Winter 2016

Rare Variants in the Crosshairs

Ever since the first draft of the human genome was published nearly 15 years ago, researchers have been working hard…