With innovative temperature and lighting controls and six separate rooms for research, a new greenhouse atop the newly renovated Building for Environmental Research and Teaching will make new kinds of plant research possible.
In a class called “Virtual Reality Design for Science,” students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design developed interactive 3-D visualizations of bats in flight for Brown’s virtual reality environment, called the Cave. Their goal: To determine the capacity of virtual reality to develop art- and design-inspired tools for science.
A new study finds that a category of creatures called Ctenophores, or “comb jellies,” are a sister group on the family tree to all other animals: They are our most distant animal relative. Brown's Casey Dunn is a study co-author. Comb jellies are elegant, oval-shaped marine animals that use rows of tiny comb-like plates to swim.