Author: Heidi Hall
Dec. 10, 2018—PHENIX publishes new particle-flow measurements to support their case that tiny projectiles create specks of quark-gluon plasma.
Dec. 4, 2018—Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.
Grandin rejects low expectations, insists workforce critically needs people with autism in VU lecture
Nov. 30, 2018—Temple Grandin—inventor, speaker, author and perhaps the autism community’s best-known advocate—encouraged her audience at Vanderbilt University on Thursday to embrace the diagnosis of autism for what it can do: add diverse thinkers to a workforce that not only can accommodate them, but desperately needs them.
Nov. 28, 2018—The Nashville Math Club will offer hands-on activities such as learning the geometry of bubbles or seeing the math behind various shapes of origami.
Nov. 28, 2018—The R&D 100 Awards are an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year.
Nov. 19, 2018—A team learned that the broad gradient in the infrared optical properties of vanadium dioxide, as it transitions from insulating to metallic, offers distinct implications for nanophotonics.
Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is unveiling the Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization Portal, created and curated by researchers at Vanderbilt, Arizona State University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and University of Arizona.
Nov. 8, 2018—Evolutionary biologists decoded the genomes of nearly a third of known budding yeast species, allowing them to reconstruct an ancient parent’s metabolic characteristics.
Nov. 7, 2018—MoveVU, Vanderbilt's mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has a received a major boost from a $4.5 million federal grant, which the university will match.
Oct. 31, 2018—Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the emerald jewel wasp’s sting to the brain, the cockroach can deliver a stunning karate kick that saves its life, biologist Ken Catania has found.