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Researchers Get Humans to Think Like Computers

Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school busses. People aren’t supposed to be able to see how those images trip up computers but in a new study, Johns...
20-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Singing for Science: How the Arts Can Help Students Who Struggle Most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins...
5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Asteroids are Stronger, Harder to Destroy Than Previously Thought

A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up. But incoming asteroids may be harder to break than scientists previously thought, finds a...
4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Shedding Light—Literally—on Resistance to Radiation Therapy

A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they’ll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins.
27-Feb-2019 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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More Flexible Nanomaterials Can Make Fuel Cell Cars Cheaper

A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study.
20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

The more crime that occurs along a student’s way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.
11-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rats in Augmented Reality Help Show How the Brain Determines Location

A new Johns Hopkins study found that rats’ ability to recalibrate learned relationships among time, speed and distance is ever-evolving, moment-by-moment.
7-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Find ‘New’ Science Instrument on Mars Rover Curiosity

NASA’s Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but scientists have found a way to use it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth.
31-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Johns Hopkins structural fire engineer can comment on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

16-Apr-2019 9:30 AM EDT

No one man should have all that power. @JohnsHopkins researchers can comment on energy planning for countries affected by conflict

20-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT

@BermanInstitute expert available to comment on the implications of 3-parent baby

24-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Media Advisory: Jhu Expert Available on Lab-Grown Meat

A company in Israel has unveiled the world’s first lab-grown steak, grown in a petri dish with the taste and texture of one that comes from a cow. Jan Dutkiewicz, a postdoctoral fellow in political science at Johns Hopkins University has...
12-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST

Johns Hopkins experts available for climate, engineering, health care, disaster recovery angles on #HurricaneFlorence.

11-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Media Advisory: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University public safety leadership professor concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.
2-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST

The Mind of a Medalist:

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

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

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The Johns Hopkins University prepares students for lifelong learning, achievement and contributions to society; fosters independent and original research; and brings the benefits of discovery to the world.

The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Education are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore, and the Carey Business School is in Harbor East. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a division of the university co-equal to the nine schools, but with a non-academic, research-based mission. APL, located between Baltimore and Washington, supports national security and also pursues space science, exploration of the Solar System and other civilian research and development.

Johns Hopkins also has a campus near Rockville in Montgomery County, Md., and has academic facilities in Nanjing, China, and in Bologna, Italy.

When considered in partnership with its sister institution, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, the university is Maryland's largest employer.

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