Latest Boston University Stories

2010-06-16 07:00:00

Mexican composer, producer, educator takes post August 1 BOSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Benjamin E. Juarez, director of culture, technology and development at the Dr.

2010-05-22 09:30:00

Using experiments involving a mechanical shaker and a robotic frog, researchers have found new evidence that male red-eyed treefrogs communicate with one another in aggressive contests by using vibrations they send through their plant perches.

2010-05-20 15:20:00

Boston University biomedical engineers develop new nanopore method for DNA sequencing.

2010-05-07 10:30:21

Boston University team makes strides in detecting and controlling terahertz radiation.

2010-04-22 10:15:00

NEWARK, Del., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology ("CMB") in Newark, Delaware, the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation ("CMI") in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston University College of Engineering, and the biopharmaceutical company iBio, Inc.

2010-04-15 07:41:18

An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients.

2010-04-14 08:15:00

Can graphene—a newly discovered form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, televisions, mobile phones and other common electronic devices—be made to bend, twist and roll?

2010-04-05 12:05:29

Traditional treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy don't reach everyone.

2010-03-31 14:42:48

With funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, engineers at Boston University are working on a theoretical approach to improve automated mission control and decision-making for fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles.

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.