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Peter Iglinski

Peter Iglinski is the press officer for science and public media. He covers biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and earth & environmental sciences.

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Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as <em>Doctor Strange</em> science consultant

Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as Doctor Strange science consultant

November 2, 2016

The makers of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Doctor Strange, wanted the fantasy film to have scientific substance. For help, they turned to astrophysicist Adam Frank, who was a science consultant on the film.

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Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

October 26, 2016

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (right), joined by Senator Charles Schumer, made his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics yesterday. Moniz and Schumer met with researchers and toured the facility, which is seen as a driver for regional innovation and growth.

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Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

October 14, 2016

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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Tales of history, morality highlight Polish Film Festival

Tales of history, morality highlight Polish Film Festival

September 27, 2016

Murder. Adultery. Theft. Those are three of the themes explored in the 2016 Polish Film Festival. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the festival is now in its ninth year.

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Protein found that initiates DNA repair

Protein found that initiates DNA repair

September 8, 2016

Researchers who specialize in the study of aging have identified a protein that may serve as a first responder, activating a “longevity gene” known as sirtuin 6 and setting in motion a cascade of molecular first responders to repair damaged DNA.

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Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

September 6, 2016

Researchers have developed a “quantum enigma machine” to improve on data encryption. The device manipulates photons to create an unbreakable encrypted message with a key that’s far shorter than the message—the first time that has ever been done.

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A first for direct-drive fusion

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 6, 2016

Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

Earning an honor previously awarded to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, Hoque has been recognized as one of the first to show that people can improve their social skills by interacting with automated systems.

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Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

August 5, 2016

Terahertz (THz) waves are capable of sensing and imaging objects behind barriers, making them a promising tool for Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

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