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Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step.

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2012-08-02 20:51:16

Unmanned aircraft have seen extensive military and surveillance use in recent years and a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University could be the first step toward using drones for archeology.

2012-06-21 13:57:28

NASA and Vanderbilt University's Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, Tenn., are hosting a Summer of Innovation event for rising fifth and sixth graders in the Nashville area on Thursday afternoon.

Mammal Diversity Aided In Survival Over Deep Time
2012-04-24 12:24:49

In a first of its kind study, researchers from Vanderbilt University found that mammals’ best defense to adapting to climate change was diversity, and families with higher taxonomic diversity were better able to survive ongoing environmental changes.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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