Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

March 18, 2009
March 18, 2009 — A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills — such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships — peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27.  
March 11, 2009
March 11, 2009 — A new center to develop the analytical tools needed to design the engines for a future hypersonic aircraft – one that could fly up to 12 times the speed of sound – is being established at the University of Virginia under a new $10 million grant from NASA and the U.S.
February 13, 2009
February 13, 2009 — Even within cells, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing.
January 28, 2009
January 26, 2009 — There's probably just one thing that country singer Willie Nelson and Kansas Senator Sam Brownback have in common: a belief in the value of crop-based biofuels as a potential solution to our dependence on foreign oil, as an answer to global warming, and as the salvation of the Ame
January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009 — When Jeff O'Dell was a soldier in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, he wore standard-issue "body armor" that could stop a single armor-piercing bullet. But a second shot to the same area could kill.    
January 21, 2009
January 21, 2009 — Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Angela Belcher will give a public talk, "From Nature and Back Again … Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, Medicine and the Environment," Friday at 2 p.m.
January 09, 2009
January 9, 2009 — Yale University professor Joan A. Steitz will give a public talk, "Beyond Bias and Barriers: A Report on a Report on Women in Science," Thursday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. at the auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.
December 18, 2008
December 18, 2008 — Four University of Virginia professors have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
December 12, 2008
December 12, 2008 — Astronomy is a science of origins.
December 08, 2008
December 8, 2008 — You really can learn a lot from a dummy.