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Can a Cockroach Teach a Robot How to Scurry Across Rugged Terrain?

Researchers build a robot that moves more like a cockroach.
13-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Johns Hopkins Scientist Proposes New Limit on the Definition of a Planet

An astronomer has calculated that the biggest a planet can be is about 10 times the mass of Jupiter.
22-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Secrets of Ancient Egypt May Spark Better Fuel Cells for Tomorrow’s Cars

To make modern-day fuel cells less expensive and more powerful, a team led by John Hopkins chemical engineers has drawn inspiration from the ancient Egyptian tradition of gilding.
19-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Probe Mystery of Spider Web-Spinning

Scientists videotape spiders spinning webs in hopes of unlocking secrets of behavior: how is it shaped by genetics, how is it a response to surroundings?
18-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute are announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.
12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tracking Climate Changes – Neighborhood by Neighborhood

A scientist wants to know more about urban microclimates She’s launched a project to measure neighborhood-to-neighborhood differences in Baltimore, hoping to alert residents, guide city planners and ease some of the impact of climate change.
12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


JHU Finds Why We Can’t Always Stop What We’ve Started

When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do it — and neuroscientists have figured out why.
30-Nov-2017 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Explain Rudolph, Grinch, Scrooge

A reindeer with a red glowing nose. A heart, two sizes two small, that suddenly grows three sizes. A trip to the past and to the future — all in one night. Researchers dug deep into their reserves of scientific expertise to explain how these...
5-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Athletes who make it to the Olympics have the speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say (in three videos) that those who ultimately bring home gold have also...
6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

Engineers hope that soon athletes will have "digital twins" of their heads, baseline representations of skull, vasculature and brain that can help to predict where injuries might occur and diagnose them when they do.
29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST


Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who last semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and Oscars/Golden Globes commentary.
22-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST

Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve ends in February. Speculation has begun about who the president might choose to be her successor. Johns Hopkins has several experts with extensive media experience to discuss this and any Fed...
19-Oct-2017 7:30 AM EDT


The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent, a declaration it could make as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective.
6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

This is an additional list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma
8-Sep-2017 11:20 AM EDT


Johns Hopkins University political scientist Steven David has a theory about how the United States might be able to influence the leadership of North Korea. He calls in "omnibalancing."
7-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT

This is a third list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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