• Multi-colored Functional MRI – Bruce Yu

    Bruce Yu is developing a multi-colored magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology whose goal is to simultaneously track and quantify multiple objects inside of a a patient including drugs, diagnostic substances, cells, genes, or implants. His technology enables the tagging of these objects with a … [Continue Reading]

    Multi-colored Functional MRI – Bruce Yu
  • Origins of Ethnic Conflict – Johanna Birnir

    Ethnically motivated violence continues to be a problem around the world. Johanna Birnir believes that diplomacy and politics need be informed by a scientific understanding of its origins. No different than cataloguing the night sky, or the living species of the Earth, she is gathering data on all … [Continue Reading]

    Origins of Ethnic Conflict – Johanna Birnir
  • An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything – Garrett Lisi

    Garrett Lisi’s deep appreciation for the elegant geometric description of Einstein’s General Relativity inspired him to search for a geometric description of elementary particles such as electrons. In 2007, Lisi found that the algebra he had assembled to describe particle physics was actually … [Continue Reading]

    An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything – Garrett Lisi
  • A Tweak to Newton’s Laws? – Stacy McGaugh

    Since astronomers found that galaxies do not spin according to Newton's laws, they have searched for signs of "dark matter." But after decades of searching, it remains undiscovered. A small community of scientists, including Stacy McGaugh, is studying tweaking the law of gravity and is meeting with … [Continue Reading]

    A Tweak to Newton’s Laws? – Stacy McGaugh
  • Exploratory Behavior – Gregg Roman

    As humans, many of us are quite familiar with that compelling need to explore the unknown. Many animals, from the complex to the simple, exhibit this same need -- risking their very survival to acquire new information of uncertain value. Gregg Roman is unraveling the molecular and cellular origins … [Continue Reading]

    Exploratory Behavior – Gregg Roman

Physics and Astronomy

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An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything – Garrett Lisi

Garrett Lisi’s deep appreciation for the elegant geometric description of Einstein’s General Relativity inspired him to search for a geometric description of elementary particles such as electrons. In 2007, Lisi found that the algebra he had assembled to describe particle physics was actually … [Continue Reading]

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A Tweak to Newton’s Laws? – Stacy McGaugh

Since astronomers found that galaxies do not spin according to Newton's laws, they have searched for signs of "dark matter." But after decades of searching, it remains undiscovered. A small community of scientists, including Stacy McGaugh, is studying tweaking the law of gravity and is meeting with … [Continue Reading]

Social Sciences

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Origins of Ethnic Conflict – Johanna Birnir

Ethnically motivated violence continues to be a problem around the world. Johanna Birnir believes that diplomacy and politics need be informed by a scientific understanding of its origins. No different than cataloguing the night sky, or the living species of the Earth, she is gathering data on all … [Continue Reading...]

Life Sciences

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Multi-colored Functional MRI – Bruce Yu

Bruce Yu is developing a multi-colored magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology whose goal is to simultaneously track and quantify multiple objects inside of a a patient including drugs, diagnostic substances, cells, genes, or implants. His technology enables the tagging of these objects with a … [Continue Reading...]

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Exploratory Behavior – Gregg Roman

As humans, many of us are quite familiar with that compelling need to explore the unknown. Many animals, from the complex to the simple, exhibit this same need -- risking their very survival to acquire new information of uncertain value. Gregg Roman is unraveling the molecular and cellular origins … [Continue Reading...]