Topic: Research

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Exercise shows value for addicted rodents and busy people

Winter 2010

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Computer scientist honored for technology tool

Winter 2010

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

UVA professor tackles the complexities of transporting trash

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Winter 2010

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Ancient cities reveal the vulnerabilities of modern societies

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

Fall 2010

Between extremes

Between extremes

Study of songbirds shows costs and benefits of testosterone levels

Fall 2010

Memory

Memory

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.

Summer 2010

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Chemists discover light-emitting compound

See how it works: A newly-discovered chemical compound that emits light.

Summer 2010

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

Older adults show less anxiety in social situations

Spring 2010

Rekindling Desire

Rekindling Desire

Drug restores sex drive in women

A new drug shows promise for women who lack sexual desire.

Spring 2010

Supersized Ring

Supersized Ring

Astronomers recently found the largest planetary ring in the solar system swirling around Saturn.

Winter 2009

Feeling Wobbly?

Feeling Wobbly?

Weak ankles benefit from training

Like a chain, the body is only as strong as its weakest link.

Winter 2009

Burning Question

Burning Question

Early farmers changed the weather

Our ancestors may have begun warming the planet 8,000 years ago.

Winter 2009

Floating Ideas

Floating Ideas

Learning Barge takes to the water

The Learning Barge has gone from concept to classroom.

Winter 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

Snooze Alarm

Snooze Alarm

Seniors get wake-up call about too little sleep

Fall 2009

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

Head movements trump gender in conversation

Watch a video that shows how researchers change perceived gender with video conferencing software.

Fall 2009

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