Tiny Satellite Will Take Widest Ever Images of Earth’s and the Sun’s Magnetic Fields Colliding

Images captured by the probe, developed by BU engineers, could reveal new insights into radiation that impacts satellites, astronauts BU engineers Brian Walsh and Emil Atz, working with collaborators, developed the Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector (CuPID) satellite, which uses a new kind of optical technology to enable wide-field X-ray imaging of magnetic fields from inside […]

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“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society

BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]

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Meet BU’s Newest AAAS Fellows

A pioneer in treating anxiety, one in turning moon dust into oxygen, and one in developing disease diagnostics for low-resource communities recently appointed fellows Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic and uncertain year of 2020 […]

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Popping a Commonly Experienced Mystery: Why Do Bubbles Collapse?

BU mechanical engineers find that surface tension—not gravity, as was thought—is responsible for bubbles deforming BU mechanical engineers recorded and filmed bubbles as they collapse, revealing a beautiful wavelike pattern along the edges of the bubble’s film, something unable to be seen by the naked eye. From sudsy baths, to fizzy drinks, to molten lava […]

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Watch These 3D-Printed Nasal Swab Prototypes Take Form

BU graduate researcher is developing alternative swabs in response to the global supply shortage created by the coronavirus pandemic In this video, watch BU graduate researcher Jessie Song 3D print prototypes of alternative nasopharyngeal swabs, which could help bridge the supply shortage caused by global demands for coronavirus testing. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the […]

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These 19 Charles River Campus Faculty Have Been Promoted to Rank of Full Professor

Leaders in their respective fields, they are “forging multidisciplinary collaborations to discover solutions for some of our most pressing challenges” Several members of the Charles River Campus faculty have been promoted to full professor. Photo by Adele Bertschy. A specialist in mathematical neuroscience employing various mathematical techniques to produce new discoveries in the study of […]

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BU to Set Up COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty, and Staff

“We are starting to see a vision of fall emerge,” President Brown says The BU samples for COVID-19 will be tested at a lab set up inside the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering. Photo by Above Summit. Boston University announced on Thursday that it is planning to stand up its own […]

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Q&A: How BU Plans to Test Students, Faculty, and Staff for COVID-19

ENG’s Catherine Klapperich on how self-sampling, robots, and a new lab will help make campus as safe as possible Catherine Klapperich, ENG professor of biomedical engineering, will spearhead BU’s COVID-19 testing lab. Photo (left) by Kelly Davidson. The key step in the return to any sort of residential life at Boston University is testing people […]

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Eric Kolaczyk Named New Director of BU’s Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

“Data science and computing are now embedded in the human experience and informing everything we do,” CAS math professor says Eric Kolaczyk has earned an international reputation for his work across bioinformatics and computational neuroscience. Photo by Cydney Scott. Eric Kolaczyk, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of mathematics and statistics, whose work across […]

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