News in 2014


Vamsi Mootha winner of the 2014 Padma Shri Award

Vamsi Mootha is the winner of the 2014 Padma Shri Award, one of the highest civilian awards in the Republic of India.

Termite-Inspired Robots (Nagpal)

Team led by  Radhika Nagpal design self-organizing robots that demonstrate swarm-like i

‘On’ switches for cells (Schier)

Researchers find early developmental signal hidden amid ‘noncoding’ RNA.

Getting a charge from changes in humidity (Mahadevan)

A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, accordin