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July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
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June 14, 2016
Have we found the fingerprints of the first group of stars in our universe? In today's Academic Minute, St. Michael’s College’s John O’Meara explores how looking 12 billion years in the past can lead to a better understanding of the full story of the cosmos.
June 13, 2016
Self-driving cars could have some positive and negative environmental factors. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Don MacKenzie explores how making transportation easier could lead to even more people getting on the road.
June 10, 2016
The World Health Organization warns we’re entering a post-antibiotic era. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Tin-Chin Chu reveals that the secret to combating antibiotic resistant bacteria could be in your mug today.
June 9, 2016
Everyone has a smartphone these days, but the media is still looking for the best way to reach them. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Florida’s Sylvia Chan-Olmsted determines that bite-size amounts of information may be the best way to hook readers.
June 8, 2016
Improving our understanding of matter could lead to new technologies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Santa Barbara's David Weld discusses how getting a solid out of equilibrium could bring us big benefits in the future.