Searching for a Better Battery

Emily Ryan, a Boston University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, works with graduate student Kathy Dupre (ENG’21) on July 5, 2018. Her research focuses on how lithium batteries deteriorate and how to build stronger ones for our personal tech and ...

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Zika and yellow fever: Vaccines without eggs

Yellow fever viruses under an electron microscope. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems are multiplying the pathogens in bioreactors. This technique could soon also be used in the production of vaccines. © Alamy / ...

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New software helps analyze writing disabilities

  New software helps analyze writing disabilities Nearly 10% of elementary school students have trouble learning to write, with potentially lasting consequences on their education. EPFL researchers have developed a software program that can analyze these children’s writing disabilities and ...

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Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know?

Jennifer Viberg Johansson’s PhD thesis explores factors that researchers should consider before offering results to participants in genetic studies.   Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know? Should researchers inform research participants, if they discover genetic disease risks in the ...

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