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Branching Out: IndaPlant Project Allows Plants to Move Freely on Robotic Carriages

Branching Out: IndaPlant Project Allows Plants to Move Freely on Robotic Carriages

Picture a world where ordinary houseplants, housed on robotic carriages, freely seek moisture and sunlight. These mobile “faunaborgs” compete with one another for their basic needs, and wirelessly communicate the coordinates of optimal locations to members of their own species. While these scenarios might sound like science fiction, they are very real – and near […]

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Biologist Analyzes Glacial Microorganisms for Climate Change Clues

Biologist Analyzes Glacial Microorganisms for Climate Change Clues

On the surface, glaciers are massive bodies of ice that continue to slowly carve out the Earth’s landscape, but what goes unseen beneath these frozen rivers are entire communities of microbial life that could be playing a key role in glacial melting. “Glaciers are an interesting thing to study to try and understand an entire […]

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Researchers Calculate Cell Chemical Reaction Rates Using Gene Expression

Researchers Calculate Cell Chemical Reaction Rates Using Gene Expression

A pair of Rutgers–Camden researchers is taking an innovative approach to measuring how quickly cells react with chemicals. The new process could be a valuable resource in metabolic engineering and biochemical production. The key lies within a cell’s genes. “Genes produce the proteins that make chemical reactions happen. They tell you a lot about what’s […]

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Blackford Links Homosexual Stereotype With Victorian-Era Sexology, Dorian Gray and Peter Pan

Blackford Links Homosexual Stereotype With Victorian-Era Sexology, Dorian Gray and Peter Pan

The stereotype that contemporary gay culture is “youth-obsessed” may have its roots in Victorian-era sexology, Dorian Gray, and Peter Pan. So posits Rutgers–Camden researcher Holly Blackford in a new article, “Childhood and Greek Love: Dorian Gray and Peter Pan,” recently published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. In J. M. Barrie’s classic novel, Peter Pan, the […]

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Tarr Named Visiting Fellow at Princeton

Tarr Named Visiting Fellow at Princeton

Alan Tarr, a distinguished professor of political science and the director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers–Camden, has been named the 2013-2014 Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Each year, the program brings together preeminent scholars to explore […]

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