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Is it moral to explore, and colonize, Mars?

Is it moral to explore, and colonize, Mars?

November 3, 2015

There are many thought-provoking moments in the new movie The Martian. But unspoken, behind the film, is a truly profound question about humanity’s next steps into the solar system.

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UR center makes the photonic match

UR center makes the photonic match

November 2, 2015

This technology being developed by Harris Corp., which could potentially take pictures of anyone at an airport, is at least a few years away from being implemented. And it requires researchers with an expertise in optics, photonics and imaging science.

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Amateur musicians find their harmony with Westchester Winds

Amateur musicians find their harmony with Westchester Winds

November 1, 2015

On both occasions, Mr. Carbone, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, tackled “Fnugg Blue,” a challenging piece by the Norwegian composer Oystein Baadsvik that required him, among other feats, to adapt the hip-hop vocal technique of beatboxing to the tuba mouthpiece.

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The animal that doesn’t get cancer

The animal that doesn’t get cancer

October 31, 2015

Vera Gorbunova of the University of Rochester in New York, US, keeps bowhead whale cells in her lab. So far, she has not found a way to make them cancerous. “It’s easier to make human cells cancerous than bowhead whale cells. We don’t know why.”

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Our brains can help us hear, not just see, distance, researchers find

Our brains can help us hear, not just see, distance, researchers find

October 30, 2015

[Philip] Jaekl and colleagues at the University of Rochester in New York wanted to find out if our estimates might also be influenced by delays of sound so short we’re not conscious of them.

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Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

Instagram could help monitor drinking habits of teenagers more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys and also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands are favoured by the youth, says a new study.

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Classical music this week: The Met and the Mets, female conductors and Schiff’s pedal

Classical music this week: The Met and the Mets, female conductors and Schiff’s pedal

October 27, 2015

Happy Birthday, Howard Hanson! Howard Hanson, born on Oct. 28, 1896, was the longtime director of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester

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Former UR guard John DiBartolomeo plays against Lakers

Former UR guard John DiBartolomeo plays against Lakers

October 27, 2015

Go ahead, try to tell John DiBartolomeo exhibition games don’t count. Two weeks later, the former University of Rochester basketball star is probably still pinching himself after having the chance to play against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in an Oct. 11 NBA preseason game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

UR Warner School gets $2M for STEM education

October 26, 2015

The $2 million federal grant with help boost the number of qualified math and science teachers in the Rochester School District,

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Artist outside the mainstream at UR Monday

Artist outside the mainstream at UR Monday

October 25, 2015

We know Christopher Knowles collects alarm clocks. That much will be evident during his one-man show, The Sundance Kid is Beautiful, 7 p.m. Monday in the University of Rochester’s Todd Theatre.

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