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Scientists Use Tiny Diamond Anvils to Put Squeeze on Materials

Scientists have turned tiny bits of diamond and super-hard specks into “molecular anvils” that squeeze and twist molecules until chemical bonds break and atoms exchange electrons. They believe the method­ offers a new way to perform chemistry...
21-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Invent Tiny, Light-Powered Wires to Modulate Brain's Electrical Signals

A new University of Chicago study shows how tiny, light-powered wires could be fashioned out of silicon to manipulate electrical signaling between neurons. Published Feb. 19 in Nature Nanotechnology, the study offers a new avenue to shed light...
20-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Chicago to Host 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

The University of Chicago and President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Foundation’s 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting October 19-21, 2018.
16-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Universal Basic Income Policies Don’t Cause People to Leave Workforce, Study Finds

New research from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy suggests that a universal basic income would not cause people to leave the workforce.
14-Feb-2018 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites


American Physical Society Honors Prof. Eugene Parker’s Lifetime of Physics Research

Prof. Emeritus Eugene Parker’s ideas were once widely questioned in the physics world. This week, he will receive one of the field’s highest honors. Parker will receive the American Physical Society’s Medal for Exceptional Achievement in...
31-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Scientists Get Better Numbers on What Happens When Electrons Get Wet

A particular set of chemical reactions governs many of the processes around us—everything from bridges corroding in water to your breakfast breaking down in your gut. One crucial part of that reaction involves electrons striking water, and despite...
26-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Tiny Scales Could Serve as Safe Material in Implants to Reinforce Bones and Joints

Researchers with the University of Chicago have published a concept to use a naturally occurring mineral called calcite to “grow” scales that can attach to soft materials. The setup could one day serve as waterproof implants to reinforce bones...
26-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mass Extinctions Remove Species but Not Ecological Variety

Though mass extinctions wiped out staggeringly high numbers of species, they barely touched the overall "functional" diversity--how each species makes a living, be it filtering phytoplankton or eating small crustaceans, burrowing or clamping onto...
9-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an event on Wednesday, February 7 featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will discuss the importance of youth engagement in public...
6-Feb-2018 1:45 PM EST

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT


Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
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3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

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Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

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