Science and Technology

Birds Change Their Tune to Be Heard Above City Noise

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: July 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Birds are changing their tune to be heard over the urban clamor of traffic and jackhammers, but the screechy citified songs may make it tougher to defend their territory and may lead to fewer chances to attract a mate, says Mason student researcher Jessica Magnotti.

Crash Test Geniuses: Researchers Are Paving the Way for Transportation Safety

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: July 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

Spend some time with the director of Mason’s new Center for Collision Safety and Analysis, and you’ll never look at a car, road or car crash the same way again.

Students Bone Up on Knowledge in Forensic Anthropology

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 5:03 am, Last Updated: July 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Mason anthropologist Haagen Klaus is teaching a summer Introduction to Forensic Anthropology class, a special topics course that examines the remains of human bodies.

A New Formula for Success: Camp Puts Early FOCUS on STEM

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: July 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

A new camp gives girls of color a jump start on success in STEM fields.

Mason Student Is Discovering New Species,
and Lichen It

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: July 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Mason doctoral student Manuela Dal-Forno has helped find more than 100 new species of lichen.

Dyes Used to Paint New Picture of Disease

Posted: July 22, 2014 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: July 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Mason researchers have uncovered a way to determine where proteins touch one other, a discovery that could lead to novel treatments for devastating illnesses.

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