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  • Schlein, Lisa J. (2017)
    According to Greek mythology, Karkinos the giant crab was crushed underfoot by Hercules during combat. As a reward for Karkinos’ valor, the goddess Hera immortalized him among the stars as the constellation we call ...

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  • Ryan, Ben (2014-05)
    A gaseous disk flowing around a black hole is safe from oblivion for the same reason that the Earth does not fall into the sun. However, if the gas is a magnetized plasma of charged particles, interplay between the magnetic ...

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  • Goh, Boon Chong (2015-04)
    Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), accounts for over a million deaths every year. Being in the same family of retrovirus as HIV, Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) causes cancer ...

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  • Karve, Vaibhav (2017)
    "Mathematics is the language of the universe and symbols its alphabet" With over a million vehicles on the road, fighting traffic in New York is a serious endeavor that can be best carried forward by first understanding ...

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  • Griffin, Anthony (2015-04)
    Carbon-fiber composites are quickly becoming more prevalent as key structural components in a multitude of applications, from cars, planes and wind turbine blades to sporting equipment. As we further utilize this material ...

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  • Thakare, Dhawal (2019)
    Can you imagine materials healing themselves when they are cracked? Guess what, it is possible! Self-healing materials do exist, and do you want to know how they work? These materials are embedded with tiny microscopic ...

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  • Griffin, Anthony (2017)
    We naturally impart a kind of fanciful separation between the world of our everyday lives and the microscopic realm, a place that can appear alien to us. Even so we strive to control and impart an order upon the smallest ...

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  • Fathi, Parinaz (2020)
    When we look at a piece of metal, we usually don’t think about what it looks like at the microscale. Through simple surface modifications, however, a seemingly smooth surface can be formed into one containing geometries ...

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  • Hoff, Jonathan (2018-04)
    This image displays the bio-inspired robotic Bat Bot (B2), a state-of-the-art flying machine that mimics the flight capabilities of bats. Its flexible silicone membrane is comparable to the membrane that is spread over a ...

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  • Azevedo, Renato Ferreira Leito (2016-04)
    Why a messy desk? Mind and desk it is a metaphor that illustrates several mind fragments and a mosaic of non-linear routines that a researcher faces constantly. On top of a desk, we find piles of sketches, formulas, research ...

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  • Teimouri, Amir (2018-04)
    In a beautiful rainy day in Chicago in March 26, 2017, I happened to see dozens of Hindu-Americans marching against CNN and one of the most prominent religion scholars and an Iranian-origin, Reza Aslan. Aslan and his ...

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  • Murphy, Katie (2015)
    These mountains formed the backdrop for my graduate research on the biodiversity of Antarctic fishes. Located along the Antarctic Peninsula, I took seawater samples here that I later extracted environmental DNA (eDNA) from. ...

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  • Cassidy, Keith (2014-05)
    The ability of all living things to sense, interpret, and respond to environmental signals is central to life. Animals, such as ourselves, have exquisite organs including eyes and ears for taking in information and a brain ...

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  • He, Xian (2018-04)
    Natural and manmade hazards cause huge damages and economic losses each year. The interdependencies among critical civil infrastructure facilities would aggravate the initial damaged caused by the disasters and lead to ...

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  • Zickar, Alexander (2019)
    Thunderstorms are common here in Illinois, but collecting experimental data from them is no small task. Using this 10 meter tower, our team of wind engineers set out to collect real-time wind data at our field site in ...

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  • Larmon, Jean (2016-04)
    Cathodoluminescence microscopy employs an X-ray electron beam to stimulate visible light where distinct minerals are concentrated within a material. It is often used to understand fossilization processes and identify ...

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  • Pillai, Aparna (2019)
    Ever wondered what kind of mechanism makes an umbrella open and close? Or a satellite when it is deployed into outer space? As a graduate architecture student, the concept of motion structures has inspired me. In the first ...

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  • Stawiasz, Katherine (2020)
    This polymer resin represents an extraordinary demonstration of morphogenesis as described by the late Alan Turing. In nature, morphogenesis gives rise to many patterns such as stripes of a zebra or spots on a cat. The ...

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  • Baena Bejarano, Nathalie (2016-04)
    You are looking at the tiny mud crickets in their natural habitat; they are about 0.2 inches and live near rivers and ponds in the Neotropics. These insects have modified legs to jump in the water but we do not know much ...

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  • Espinoza, Patricia Galvez (2015-04)
    Family is one of the biggest influences on women's diet. Women who belong to low socioeconomic level, privilege their partners and children when eating. In this picture the viewer can watch three plates with food. There ...

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