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Vanderbilt astronomer says the Solar Corona is the most exciting part of a total solar eclipse

Aug. 14, 2017—The Sun’s corona is the outer atmosphere of the sun. A total solar eclipse is the only time the suns’s corona, all the way to the surface of the sun is visible. Vanderbilt astronomer Susan Stewart says a total solar eclipse gives scientists the ability to study the structure of the sun. Follow Vanderbilt on...

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Upcoming total solar eclipse is the first visible across the U.S. in 99 years

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University astronomer Billy Teets explains the historic path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Teets says the eclipse will only be viewable along a 70-mile-wide path from the West Coast to the East Coast.

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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and...

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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Vanderbilt has happiest students again, according to 2017 ‘Princeton Review’ best colleges rankings

Aug. 1, 2017—The 2017 "Princeton Review" survey asked nearly 140,000 students at hundreds of the nation’s top colleges to rate their schools in more than 60 areas.

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Vanderbilt astronomers help NROTC midshipmen learn celestial navigation

Jul. 26, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt astronomers, working with the Center for Teaching, have developed an online course on celestial navigation that the NROTC is using to reintroduce training in celestial navigation.

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Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs

Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University engineers find existing human protein is ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct.

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

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Decoding ants’ coat of many odors

Jul. 10, 2017—A team of biologists report a major advance in deciphering the molecular genetics underlying the ant's high-definition sense of smell, an ability that underpins their highly complex society.

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Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled

Jun. 26, 2017—Leon Bellan made a dissolving circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications are far more promising.

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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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Celebrating the Class of 2017

May. 12, 2017—Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.

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