Kavli News

02/16/2011

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has been awarded $1.53 million in funding over six years to create and maintain BrainFacts.org, a unique nonprofit online source for authoritative public information about the progress and promise of brain research.

01/25/2011

Babies just over a year old process words they hear with the same brain structures as adults, and in the same amount of time. They are also capable of grasping their meaning.

01/20/2011

Kavli will receive the award on April 28, 2011 during the annual Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

01/06/2011

The Crab Nebula is shocking scientists with gamma-ray flares set off by the most energetic particles ever traced to a specific astronomical object, leading researchers to rethink their ideas of how cosmic particles are accelerated.

01/05/2011

Researchers have unveiled striking, atomic-resolution details of graphene “quilts,” uncovering key insights into graphene’s electrical and mechanical properties.

12/23/2010

Successfully manipulationg qubits with electrical rather than magnetic fields, researchers have succeeded in controlling what is expected to be the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer.

12/20/2010

Carbon nanotubes can transmit and receive light at the nanoscale, which may one day make them ideal optical scattering wires.

12/10/2010

Henny Zandbergen, a member of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros to support his research into improved microscopic technologies.

12/09/2010

A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere that is substantially enriched in carbon.

12/09/2010

Publishing in the journal Cell, remarkable progress in understanding how stem cell biology works has been reported by an interdisciplinary team of leading scientists from biology, physics, and engineering. 

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