Science & Technology

  • Star Trak: July 2016

    June 29, 2016

    If you have a clear sky to the west the evening of July 1, you will notice Jupiter. The bright planet will be 30 degrees above the western horizon an hour after sunset and won't set until midnight.

  • NSF grants IU $525,000 to advance research on molecular transformations, 'carbon recycling'

    June 28, 2016

    IU scientists Steven L. Tait and Kenneth Caulton will combine their expertise in two distinct fields of chemistry -- surface chemistry and metal-organic chemistry -- to create new catalysts that guide molecular transformations.

  • IU Bloomington joins NSF-funded STEM course transformation project

    June 6, 2016

    Computer science faculty will participate in a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math education at research universities.

  • Star Trak: June 2016

    May 27, 2016

    Three bright planets -- Mars, Saturn and Jupiter -- will dominate the sky during the warm nights of June. Mars was at opposition late in May, and it will still be very bright early in June.

  • Seven IU Bloomington faculty receive more than $160K from Johnson Center grant program

    May 23, 2016

    The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research has awarded a total of more than $160,000 in grants to seven researchers at Indiana University Bloomington in the second year of the Translational Research Pilot Grant program.

  • IU experts organize NSF-funded conference on data-driven science policy

    May 17, 2016

    IU data scientists will gather experts from across the globe in the nation's capital to review opportunities and challenges associated with the use of big data, visual analytics and computational models to advance public policy decisions.

  • Small blue galaxy could shed new light on Big Bang, IU astronomers say

    May 12, 2016

    Astronomers at Indiana University recently found that a galaxy nicknamed Leoncino, or "little lion," contains the lowest level of heavy chemical elements, or "metals," ever observed in a gravitationally bound system of stars.

  • IU data scientists launch free tools to analyze online trends, memes

    May 5, 2016

    The power to explore online social media movements -- from the pop cultural to the political -- with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field is now available to journalists, researchers and members of the public from a free, user-friendly online software suite released today by scientists at Indiana University. The tools, called the Observatory on Social Media, or "OSoMe" (pronounced "awesome"), provide anyone with an Internet connection the power to analyze online trends, memes and other online bursts of viral activity.