Impact

Summer 2016

Upstarts

Disruptive ideas, findings, and products.

Summer 2016

Going All-Optical

One one-millionth of a second may sound rather brief to most of us, but to Jacob Khurgin, professor of electrical and…

Summer 2016

The ‘Charlie Sheen Effect’

After actor Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV-positive status on NBC’s Today show last November, millions took to the Internet to…

Summer 2016

Blocking the Bounce

When a rubber ball or block falls to the floor, it bounces. Yet, recently, an architected rubber block made by…

Summer 2016

Seeing Is Believing

The quest to create a camera that can see the way we see—continuously, selectively, alert to movement and meaning—is the challenge…

Summer 2016

All Lit Up

The membranes of our bodies’ cells contain signaling proteins called receptors. By interacting with peptides, drugs, hormones, and other molecules,…

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…