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Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Partners Awarded $3.5 Million From ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology


A new $3.5 million award from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support Vanderbilt University School of Engineering researchers’ efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid – a...
25-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Detector Perfect for Asteroid Mining, Planetary Research


The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events – one legal and the other technological – have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. The legal step was taken when the Senate...
20-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Quantum Dots Made From Fool’s Gold Boost Battery Performance


Vanderbilt engineers have discovered that adding quantum dots made from fool's gold to the electrodes of standard lithium batteries can substantially boost their performance.
11-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Online Tool Created to Tackle Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth


An interdisciplinary team of biologists and medical researchers have created a new platform, which they call GEneSTATION specifically designed to leverage the growing knowledge of human genomics and evolution to advance scientific understanding of...
10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sexism Rules in the Voting Booth Unless Voters Have More Information

Female candidates have to be more qualified than their male opponents to prevail in an election because many people don’t see women as leaders, according to research that reveals hidden bias that can emerge in the voting booth.
9-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Thickness of Grey Matter Predicts Ability to Recognize Faces and Objects


The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects.
9-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Class of DNA Repair Enzyme Discovered

A new class of DNA repair enzyme has been discovered which demonstrates that a much broader range of damage can be removed from the double helix in ways that biologists did not think were possible.
29-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom

Recent research on the electric eel by Vanderbilt University biologist Ken Catania has revealed that it is not the primitive creature it has been portrayed. Instead, it has a sophisticated control of the electrical fields it generates that makes it...
26-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jim Rossi of VU Law School Can Comment on Federal Energy Case


14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Medical Ethics Expert Explains Big Changes Coming to Research Studies Using People

The U.S. federal government is preparing to launch a set of sweeping new regulations that will have a major impact on how biomedical researchers and social scientists work. It will require researchers to change how they get ethics approval, how they...
5-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Same Fight, Different Decade. Vanderbilt Historian Explains What Lawmakers Keep Doing Wrong in the Immigration Debate

30-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Country Music Expert Can Comment on Death of Producer Billy Sherrill


4-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Mental Health Expert Can Comment on Holmes Sentence


3-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Focus on Confederate Flag Is Misguided, Says Vanderbilt Professor


29-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Vanderbilt's Fitzpatrick Can Comment on Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision


26-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Two Vanderbilt Experts Can Comment on the Pope's Environmental Statement


22-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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