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Improving Modern Storage in the Big Data Age: Phase change random access memory

Improving Modern Storage in the Big Data Age: Phase change random access memory

The advent of machine learning is increasing the demand for data storage and computation. Today, we face the challenge of the AI era: how to prepare the infrastructure to reliably store big data and efficiently perform large computations. This complex

Undergraduate Profile: Tiger Zhang (JE ‘20)

Undergraduate Profile: Tiger Zhang (JE ‘20)

Image courtesy of Tiger Zhang Murmurs of delighted background conversation permeate the JE Common Room as Tiger Zhang (JE ‘20)—chemistry major, Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society member, and undergraduate researcher—speaks about what drew him to the realm of science

Triple Threat: Three-Drug Combination Increases Fruit Fly Lifespan by 50%

Triple Threat: Three-Drug Combination Increases Fruit Fly Lifespan by 50%

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In the last century, American life expectancy has more than doubled from forty-seven years in 1900 to seventy-eight in 2019. With antibiotics and vaccines, child mortality rates have sharply dropped alongside mortality rates at every

Probiotic Plants: Newly Discovered Protein Regulates the Plant Biome

Probiotic Plants: Newly Discovered Protein Regulates the Plant Biome

Image courtesy of Jennifer Yoon A new gene cluster discovered by Professor Konstantin Severinov’s lab at Rutgers encodes a peptide that provides legumous plants with extra power. This peptide acts as an antibiotic that endows the plants with enhanced resistance

Secrets of the Synapse: New Insights Provide Critical Clues into Understanding Sleep

Secrets of the Synapse: New Insights Provide Critical Clues into Understanding Sleep

Image courtesy of Antalique Tran Sleep has long been recognized as an essential mammalian function that provides crucial time for the brain to recover. Learning and memory are bolstered by the restorative capacity of sleep to change the strength, form,

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Image courtesy of Janet Voight When Janet Voight received deep-sea Graneledone pacifica specimens, she noticed that they looked different from their shallow water counterparts. “I received these really precious deep-sea octopi, and I was supposed to say whether or not

Lessons from Simulating Intergalactic “Pancakes”: Studying the Nature of Matter Between Galaxies

Lessons from Simulating Intergalactic “Pancakes”: Studying the Nature of Matter Between Galaxies

“We are stardust,” sang Joni Mitchell at Woodstock. Yes, with the exception of dark matter, the atoms that make up the vastness of space and all the galaxies within it are essentially the same as the atoms that make up

The Regulation Game: The key to controlling cellular microRNA levels

The Regulation Game: The key to controlling cellular microRNA levels

What can viruses, culprits of the flu, or even worse pathogens teach us about our biochemistry? For decades, viruses have brought scientists from a wide swath of specialties together and proven to be a hotbed of discovery because their relatively

A Toxin Uncovered: Revealing the structure of colibactin, a cancer-causing toxin from bacteria

A Toxin Uncovered: Revealing the structure of colibactin, a cancer-causing toxin from bacteria

Humans have a complicated relationship with bacteria. Some are “germs,” pesky agents of infection that infiltrate us from the outside. Others live inside us as part of our microbiomes, serving essential roles in our digestive and immune systems. But there

The Forces of Development:  The unexpected role of mechanical force in development

The Forces of Development: The unexpected role of mechanical force in development

Every one of us started out as an undifferentiated mass of cells known as the embryo. This small cluster of cells is not unlike a busy city at rush hour, with thousands of cells buzzing about, the hustle and bustle