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Mechanical engineering
Engineers borrow techniques from slithering snakes
Published Feb 18, 2020
By studying the climbing movements of the king snake, a team of mechanical engineers builds a snake robot that could help advance search-and-rescue technology
State House honor
Capital congrats
Published Feb 13, 2020
Gregg Semenza received Governor's Citation and congratulations from both houses of the Maryland General Assembly for his 2019 Nobel Prize
Faculty honors
Zhaozhu Qiu named Sloan Research Fellow
Published Feb 12, 2020
Assistant professor in the departments of Physiology, Neuroscience at the School of Medicine studies an important class of membrane proteins in cells
Scientists discover fundamental mechanism for RNA regulation
Published Feb 4, 2020
The process removes tangled strands of RNA from cells, a discovery that could help researchers understand how certain degenerative and communicable diseases develop
Intersession 2020
Poker class bet wins big
Published Jan 30, 2020
Nearly 250 students registered for the class, which had lectures focused on strategy, Machiavellian maneuvers, and how to calculate odds
Senior awarded Churchill Scholarship
Published Jan 30, 2020
Vinay Ayyappan will study cancer imaging techniques in the laboratory of Cambridge radiologist Ferdia Gallagher
Environmental Health
What's in your water?
Published Jan 29, 2020
Researchers discover that common water disinfecting method may result in toxic byproducts
Intersession 2020
Digging into Earth's history
Published Jan 28, 2020
In geology fieldwork Intersession class, students hike the mountains of the Mojave Desert to record and categorize rock formations to better understand millions of years of planetary history
Intersession 2020
Mission: Impossible (burger)
Published Jan 27, 2020
Intersession biology class all about fake meat ends in low-stakes, fast-paced cook-off to test students' recipes for meatless burgers
Global health
Map tracks coronavirus outbreak
Published Jan 23, 2020
The dashboard, built by a team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering and regularly updated with data from the WHO, CDC, and other sources, illustrates how the virus is spreading in China and beyond
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