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A New Way to Detect Plasma

The effects of atmospheric plasma can be visible to the naked eye under the right conditions.

On Tuesday, September 23, Juha Vierinen, a post-doc at MIT came to campus to give a talk on his work at the Haystack Observatory.  Vierinen works to take statistical measurements of our atmosphere. When most people think of the atmosphere, they don’t often think of plasma, but it is definitely...

 
 

Genome Wide Association Studies and Rice

Genome Wide Association Studies and Rice

To produce the most resilient strain of rice, breeders would conventionally cultivate two different hardy species, but Susan McCouch, a professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University, has found evidence otherwise. In her Friday Oct. 4, 2013 seminar at Dartmouth College, McCouch discussed discoveries about rice and what...

 
 

Nuclear Actin, RNA Droplets and Gravity

Nuclear Actin, RNA Droplets and Gravity

Gravity may limit cell growth and size limit. Professor Cliff Brangwynne of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of Princeton University presented his research on Nuclear Actin, RNA Droplets and Gravity on Tuesday, September 24, explaining the research that led to his recent conclusion. Typical eukaryotic cells are about 10µm...

 
 

Branched Flow of Waves and Rays

Branched Flow of Waves and Rays

A rogue wave is a terrifying thought for a sailor, a wave 50 times as tall as normal waves. The branched flow of waves and rays may seem like an esoteric topic in theoretical physics. However, this discovery has applications in many diverse fields ranging from oceanography to acoustics. On...

 
 

Watanabe: Roles of Reward in Perceptual Learning and Plasticity

Watanabe: Roles of Reward in Perceptual Learning and Plasticity

Takeo Watanabe Ph.D, a renowned professor from Brown University, gave a talk on Friday entitled “Roles of Reward in Perceptual Learning and Plasticity”. He shared his work over the years on unlocking the secrets of our brain and its incredible ability to constantly change and adapt. Throughout our lives, our...

 
 
 
 
 

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