Science & Technology
January 11, 2017
A research initiative to discover whether machines can learn to think like children will receive $3 million as the inaugural recipient of the Emerging Areas of Research award established under the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for IU Bloomington.
December 21, 2016
The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news -- and fact checks of those claims -- spread online through social networks.
December 12, 2016
Empowering local governments with forestry decisions can help combat deforestation but is most effective when forest users are actively engaging with their representatives, according to a new study.
November 30, 2016
Three bright planets will adorn the evening sky in December as Mercury, Venus and Mars gather in the southwest, changing their relative positions from night to night.
November 21, 2016
Indiana University Bloomington scientists Volker P. Brendel and Kenneth P. Mackie have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.
November 16, 2016
The funds will support the installation of high-tech sensors and other equipment in the homes of 15 elderly volunteers an effort to improve quality of life through the unobtrusive collection of high-quality research data.
November 11, 2016
The host of National Geographic's "StarTalk" and director of the Hayden Planetarium will transport audience members to the nucleus of an atom and the farthest reaches of the universe as he explores humanity's quest for understanding.
November 9, 2016
A $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to IU physicist and neuroscientist Jorge V. José and collaborators at the University of California at San Diego and other institutions will support research into how fine-grained movement of the body, face and eyes in middle and high school aged children may be used to reveal measurable signs of learning disability.