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Spacing out at the Planetarium article thumbnailSpacing out at the Planetarium. Are you tired of planet Earth? Want to go somewhere far far away? At the Illinois State University Planetarium, you can get an up-close look at the cosmos without leaving the campus!  [Read the rest]
ISU physics students present research at Argonne National Lab article thumbnailISU physics students present research at Argonne National Lab. Ten Illinois State physics students had papers accepted for the 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.  [Read the rest]
ISU biology, physics labs run demos at Children’s Carnival article thumbnailISU biology, physics labs run demos at Children’s Carnival. Illinois State University biology and physics labs held demonstrations of nerve cells and pendulums in action at the Alpha Phi Omega Children's Carnival. [Read the rest]
ISU Solar Car Team invited to race in Abu Dhabi article thumbnailISU Solar Car Team invited to race in Abu Dhabi. From its very humble beginnings in 2005, the Illinois State University Solar Car Team has evolved into a world-class competitor.  [Read the rest]
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Vision in Space

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:16 -0500

After all of the time spent in space, researchers are still learning new things about the effects of weightlessness on the human body. On the way, during our science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet, with the help of a NASA astronaut, explain how one newly discovered problem could have repercussions for a planned trip to Mars.

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Laser pioneer Charles Townes dies aged 99

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:51:25 GMT

Physicist shared the 1964 Nobel prize for his work on the microwave laser
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Climate-change denier given top Brazilian science job

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:22:45 GMT

Appointment of Aldo Rebelo gets mixed response from Brazil's scientific community
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Heart-muscle model could help pinpoint regions of atrial fibrillation

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:41:29 GMT

Research could lead to better surgical treatments for preventing strokes
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