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Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Brown's main campus is located in the College Hill Historic District in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. The University's neighborhood is a federally listed architectural district with a dense concentration of Colonial-era buildings. Benefit Street, on the western edge of the campus, contains "one of the finest cohesive collections of restored seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture in the United States".

Satellite built by Brown students and launched by SpaceX shows a low-cost way to reduce space junk

“Common sense suggests that space missions can only happen with multimillion-dollar budgets, materials built to withstand the unforgiving conditions beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and as a result of work done by highly trained specialists. But a team of engineering students …

Researchers detail never-before-seen properties in a family of superconducting Kagome metals

“Scientists describe the microscopic structure of a recently discovered group of superconductors for the first time, a small step toward paving the way for future advances in superconducting technology. Dramatic advances in quantum computing, smartphones that only need to be …

Researchers use tiny magnetic swirls to generate true random numbers

“Skyrmions, tiny magnetic anomalies that arise in two-dimensional materials, can be used to generate true random numbers useful in cryptography and probabilistic computing. Whether for use in cybersecurity, gaming or scientific simulation, the world needs true random numbers, but generating …

Magnetic surprise revealed in ‘magic-angle’ graphene

“Magnets and superconductors don’t normally get along, but a new study shows that ‘magic-angle’ graphene is capable of producing both superconductivity and ferromagnetism, which could be useful in quantum computing. When two sheets of the carbon nanomaterial graphene are …

Researchers use ‘hole-y’ math and machine learning to study cellular self-assembly

“A new study shows that mathematical topology can reveal how human cells organize into complex spatial patterns, helping to categorize them by the formation of branched and clustered structures. The field of mathematical topology is often described in terms of …

‘Molecular glue’ makes perovskite solar cells dramatically more reliable over time

“In a study that could help to bring inexpensive, efficient perovskite solar cells one step closer to commercial use, researchers found a way to strengthen a key weak point in the cells, dramatically increasing their functional life. A research team …

Researchers demonstrate first human use of high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface

“In an important step toward a fully implantable intracortical brain-computer interface system, BrainGate researchers demonstrated the first human use of a wireless transmitter capable of delivering high-bandwidth neural signals. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with …

Researchers develop new graphene nanochannel water filters

“Brown University researchers have shown that tiny channels between graphene sheets can be aligned in a way that makes them ideal for water filtration. When sheets of two-dimensional nanomaterials like graphene are stacked on top of each other, tiny gaps …

Researchers make next-generation, high-toughness battery component

“By combining a ceramic material with graphene, Brown University engineers have made what they say is the toughest solid electrolyte built to date. A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic …

Researchers report progress on molecular data storage system

“A Brown University team has shown that they can store and retrieve more than 200 kilobytes of digital image files by encoding the data in mixtures of new custom libraries of small molecules. A team of Brown University researchers has …