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Dartmouth’s scientists pursue new understandings in their labs on campus and at field sites around the globe. Watch research updates from faculty in life sciences, anthropology, earth sciences, robotics, and more.

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Dartmouth’s scientists pursue new understandings in their labs on campus and at field sites around the globe. Watch research updates from faculty in life sciences, anthropology, earth sciences, robotics, and more.

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    Pyrotechnic Demonstration for Dartmouth Chemistry Students

    Pyrotechnic Demonstration for Dartmouth Chemistry Students

    Chemistry Professor Jon Kull takes his class outside in the snow for a dramatic display of chemicals producing an exothermic light show. The thermite reaction of the ingredients produced heat, smoke, bright light, and molten iron, accompanied by exclamations of "oo" and "ah" from the student observers.

    • 2 min
    Views from the Green: Dartmouth Professor Discusses History & Politics of North Africa

    Views from the Green: Dartmouth Professor Discusses History & Politics of North Africa

    In this podcast, Trumbull talks about his 2011-12 sabbatical, during which he spent time conducting research in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria; how his sabbatical influenced the way he taught one of his fall term 2012 classes, “History of North Africa;” and research for his book on the history of water in the Sahara, among other topics.

    • 13 min
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    Did Fossil Lucy Walk, Climb, or Both?

    Did Fossil Lucy Walk, Climb, or Both?

    Dartmouth Anthropologist Nathaniel Dominy's recent studies of tree-climbing men in Uganda and the Philippines offer a fresh perspective on the habitats where Lucy and her ancient australopithecine relatives may have lived. Read more at http://bit.ly/U0wBWG

    • 4 min
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    Studying the Challenges of Face Blindness

    Studying the Challenges of Face Blindness

    Bradley Duchaine is investigating a condition in which people are unable to recognize faces. In analyzing the process of facial recognition, he is seeking to understand the complexity of what is actually taking place in the brain when one person looks at another.

    • 2 min
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    Professor Stephon Alexander: Higgs Boson Propels Particle Physics to Center Stage (Part One)

    Professor Stephon Alexander: Higgs Boson Propels Particle Physics to Center Stage (Part One)

    Theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander, the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor, discusses the Higgs boson particle discovered with the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, and the implications of this pivotal finding, which was announced in July 2012.

    • 3 min
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    Professor Stephon Alexander: Higgs Boson Propels Particle Physics to Center Stage (Part Two)

    Professor Stephon Alexander: Higgs Boson Propels Particle Physics to Center Stage (Part Two)

    Theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander, the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor, links the most recent revelations of particle physics with dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the universe, and with dark energy, the force responsible for accelerating cosmic expansion.

    • 3 min

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