Archive for 2016

a map for conservation

Millions of linear algebraic equations generate a map to save bears and bats.

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failed heroes

Barczewski noted a curious trend: British explorers and military leaders who failed to achieve their goals, sometimes in costly and dramatic fashion, were often celebrated and honored.

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secrets of a seahorse tail

It seems strange to think that there’s any strength in a teeny seahorse at all, but it can withstand crushing forces better than many other animals.

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a scientific design

Sara Riggs designs and tests systems in which we can’t trick ourselves, accounting for human cognitive and perceptual limitations, and developing displays for work environments.

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Appalachian Odyssey

A Clemson scientist and his family spend three months exploring the Appalachian Mountains — for the sake of conservation.

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A deeper understanding of genetics may unlock autism’s mysteries

Researchers combine science and detective work as they piece together clues, cell by cell, to solve a genetic puzzle behind an increasingly common disorder.

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portrait of a composer

By the time Anthony Bernarducci sits down at the keyboard, he’s already received the commission.

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unwrap the unseen

The methods and tools of Big Data visualization have value in every field of scholarship and science, even in the humanities.

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a fresh look at the H.L. Hunley

For the first time in 151 years the old sub is showing itself in all of its raw, ironclad beauty.

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no easy answers

Perhaps it’s unanswerable personal questions that drive Naimou’s professional inquiries to such intense, daunting subjects.

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