Rocket scientist Alec Gallimore is playing a critical role in the development of technology needed to take humans deeper into space. Continue reading A rocket thruster that brings us closer to Mars
A Hampton University professor and his colleagues are chronicling Earth’s efforts to keep cool in the face of global warming. You and I have options for keeping cool on a hot summer day. For instance, we can find a spot in the shade, take a dip in a pool, or perhaps turn on a fan. Our planet, however, doesn’t enjoy the same … Continue reading Like a wind-chill index, but for space weather
Environmental scientists and urban planners have used a real-life SimCity to predict what booming Niamey, Niger, will look like in the year 2030. Over the past 40 years, Niamey, Niger, has experienced a stunning growth spurt. In 1974, its population was less than 250,000—relatively small for a national capital. Then droughts and an economic crisis triggered a … Continue reading An African city’s future, foretold in code
Five materials scientists at HBCU Tuskegee University are recent recipients of a $1 million award from a National Science Foundation program designed to support the research and education capabilities of minority-serving institutions. Continue reading Turning waste egg shells into building material
A team including two Howard University professors teased out the peculiar result from responses to one of the nation’s largest health surveys. Add this to the perils of being black in America: Too little shut eye may not only leave you irritable and groggy—it might also give you high cholesterol. According to a new study led by … Continue reading Skipping sleep might raise your cholesterol—if you’re black
A stand-out alumnus from North Carolina Central University is making his mark as an MD/PhD student at Harvard University and MIT. In this post, he provides insight on optogenetics, a relatively new research approach that is revolutionizing neuroscience.
Continue reading A light switch for brain circuits
With a laser, a telescope, and modest computer hardware, it’s possible to identify explosives from almost three football fields away, shows a new study by researchers at Alabama A&M University. Continue reading Detecting bombs from a distance
Hampton University planetary scientist William Moore and his colleagues have proposed an alternative theory for how planets and moons with Earth-like interiors formed. Continue reading Cooking up moon rocks with heat pipes
The advisory committee for the BRAIN initiative includes a Morehouse neurobiologist and the first African American to achieve a prestigious trifecta of academic honors. Continue reading Nineteen scientists came up with a plan to crack the brain’s neural codes. Here it is.
Scientists and students at HBCU Hampton University contributed to the development of a key component located inside one of the detectors that spotted the so-called God particle.
Continue reading Tracking electrons with straws at the Large Hadron Collider