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- Researchers at CU Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.
- Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit slept better and woke up less often when they were played recordings of their mothers reading children’s books.
- Physicist Seth Fraden is developing a new generation of machines modeled on living creatures. His latest invention might one day treat disease by swimming its way through our blood.
- A new study involving Tulane University researchers finds three out of four pediatricians don’t approve of hitting children for corrective purposes, often referred to as spanking.
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Building Robots that Mimic the Movements of AnimalsBio-inspired robotics has emerged as an important specialization within the field, according to Satyandra “S.K.” Gupta, who holds a Smith International Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Hunting for Salamanders in the HighlandsWith more than 30 species of salamanders living in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Highlands Biological Station, a UNC Institute for the Environment field site, conducts several student-led studies on these agile creatures each year.