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A molecular approach to solar power

It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine.Now a...

New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the...

An essential step toward printing living tissues

New method enables engineers to print tissue constructs with blood vessels A new bioprinting method developed at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences...

Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician’s Effort to Tackle Grade Inflation

Nearly two decades ago, Texas A&M University statistician Valen E. Johnson found himself in the trenches of one of the most contentious fights in higher education:...

New method to control nanoscale diamond sensors

Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend,...

Injectable therapy could help people avoid mastectomy

A novel breast-cancer therapy that partially reverses the cancerous state in cultured breast tumor cells and prevents cancer development in mice, could one day...

Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm...

People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public speaking and...

Monsieur Electron, you are so round!

A small band of particle-seeking scientists at Yale and Harvard has established a new benchmark for the electron's almost perfect roundness, raising doubts about...

Harvard machine-learning algorithms could make chemical reactions intelligent

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have...

Mixed race people viewed as members of their lower-status parent group

The centuries-old “one-drop rule” assigning minority status to mixed-race individuals appears to live on in our modern-day perception and categorization of people like Barack...

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