Sciences

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Wind energy now supplies enough electricity to power 15 million homes in the United States. According to the American Wind Energy Association, at the end of 2013, there were more U.S. wind power megawatts under construction than ever before, with projects underway in at least 20 states. This phenomenal growth of wind energy and the […]

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Nearly two dozen Indiana University Bloomington scientists have been awarded grants through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute throughout 2013 and the first part of 2014. The awards are given to facilitate and accelerate research discoveries that may improve the health of people in Indiana and beyond. The Indiana CTSI is a statewide collaboration […]

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Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by an Indiana University researcher. Experts say the best strategy for conserving water is to focus on efficiency improvements such as replacing toilets and retrofitting […]

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An IU Bloomington study in collaboration with medical researchers from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has found that advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to higher rates of psychiatric and academic problems in offspring than previously estimated. Examining an immense data set — everyone born in Sweden from 1973 until 2001 — the researchers documented […]

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IU Bloomington information scientist Katy Börner walked the red carpet at this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences as producer of Humanexus, an animated, 12 1/2-minute semi-documentary film that “visualizes human communication from the Stone Age to today and beyond.” The award-winning film was part of Mapping the Unseen, a showcase […]

Imag(in)ing Science

January 15, 2014

IU Bloomington faculty teams collaborated on a unique exhibit showcasing projects rooted in scientific imaging and transformed by techniques from visual arts.

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Researchers at Indiana University’s School of Optometry on the Bloomington campus have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study mild traumatic brain injury in IU and high school athletes. The two-year, $429,000 grant will specifically fund development of a portable sideline eye tracker that can be used to test eye movements […]

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As the new year begins, here’s a tiny sample of what’s new from IU Bloomington faculty, who are inventing, now and for the future. Heard of the Twitter Predictor? Invented by Johan Bollen, associate professor of informatics and computing at IU Bloomington, the predictor is a social media mood-tracking system designed to predict how economic markets, […]

Researchers with NASA’s Mars Science Lab found what they were looking for when the Curiosity rover drilled two holes and collected samples of rock from the planet’s Yellowknife Bay: evidence that, in the distant past, Mars possessed conditions needed to support life. The latest results from the Curiosity expedition are included in six papers published […]

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Want to build a comet? Or a volcano? Take your pick on Saturday, Oct. 26, when IU Bloomington’s astronomy, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics, and physics departments host their annual open houses. The day-long event includes fundamental experiments designed to thrill — think pumpkins flying out fifth-floor windows and lots of electromagnetic sparks, informative presentations on dark […]