Science and Technology

Meet Minibot: The Little Robot That Can

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: August 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

Minibot, a pint-size humanoid robot, weighs less than five pounds and can be controlled and manipulated with virtual reality gear by amateur users who have little or no training.

Mason’s Pluto Expert to Give Behind the Scenes Insight at Monday’s Talk

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: August 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

George Mason planetary professor Michael Summers is one of about 20 members of the international New Horizons mission.

Mile by Mile, Chemistry Professor Raises Money for His Endowed Scholarship

Posted: August 25, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: August 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Schreifels began the endowment in 2008 with $3,000 received from Mason for a Teaching Excellence Award and said he donates each month from his paycheck. Colleagues have pledged as much as a dime for every mile he runs.

Mason Team Looking at How Nature Helps Protect Against Hurricanes 

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: August 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

Marshes provide natural protection from the flooding that hurricanes bring. But which plants work best, how many, and how far they should stretch from the shore is a question for this Mason team.

Repeat Performance: Mason Places in the Top 200 of World’s 500 Best Universities

Posted: August 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

Mason ranks 46th for social sciences and 47th for economics and business.

Entrepreneur Credits Mason for his Success with a ‘Surprising’ Degree

Posted: August 20, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2015 at 11:12 am

Tech wiz Ali Reza Manouchehri brings a philosophical view to his entrepreneurial activities.