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  • 2014 a record year for Indiana University federal IT grants

    January 22, 2015

    In fields ranging from big data to cloud computing to cybersecurity, Indiana University tech researchers won more than $20 million in highly competitive federal IT research grants in 2014. These awards create advanced IT tools used by researchers for medical and scientific breakthroughs and further illustrate IU's growing IT strengths.

  • Indiana University hosts Arctic images by nature photographer James Balog

    January 22, 2015

    An exhibition by nature photographer James Balog that provides stark illustrations of the effect of climate change on the Arctic is on display at Hodge Hall at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • NIH funds IU optometrists using new innovations to improve glaucoma treatment

    January 15, 2015

    Two Indiana University professors of optometry will use a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance innovations made in their respective labs toward overcoming longstanding barriers to the development of new treatments for glaucoma, the second-leading cause of permanent blindness in the world.

  • Skeleton study sheds new light on how snakes evolved

    January 5, 2015

    Research by paleontologists at Indiana University and the University of Nebraska sheds new light on how snakes evolved their elongated, legless bodies.

  • Star Trak: January 2015

    December 31, 2015

    Jupiter will dominate the night during January from the time it rises until dawn, soaring high across the sky in the constellation Leo the Lion about 10 degrees northwest of Leo's brightest star, Regulus. The giant planet will rise around 8 p.m. local time as the new year begins.

  • IU researchers to study balance between privacy and public use of wearable cameras

    December 18, 2014

    For two Indiana University professors, the trend toward pervasive, automatic image capturing in public by new lifelogging technologies raises important questions about privacy, surveillance and the use of technical data derived from those images.

  • Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes

    December 15, 2014

    Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases.

  • 'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations

    December 15, 2014

    Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy.