In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anna Balazs of the University of Pittsburgh explains how a synthetic material could provide robots with a sense of touch.
Dr. Anna Balazs is a distinguished professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests center on theoretical and computational modeling of the thermodynamic and kinetic behavior of polymer blends and composites. She holds a Ph.D. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Carey Rappaport of Northeastern University explains the development of a new generation of body scanners that will provide an increase in security and privacy for airline passengers.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester explains why natural selection seems to favor cooperation among individuals.
Andrew Colman is a professor of psychology at the University of Leicester where his research interests include game theory, cooperative reasoning, and the evolution of cooperation. Colman’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and in 2009 he published A Dictionary of Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. from Rhodes University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Luther of George Mason University explains how urban-dwelling birds have responded to an increase in man-made noise.
David Luther is an assistant professor of biology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His research interests include animal behavior, ecology, and conservation biology. His current project is focused on the ecology and evolution of acoustic communication in birds as well as the ecology, evolution, and conservation of terrestrial vertebrates that are endemic to mangrove forests.