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The Debrief: Robert Harrison’s 2,000X Laptop

Innovate LI

With Stony Brook announcing the arrival of its new high-speed, $2 million SeaWulf computer cluster, Robert Harrison, professor of applied mathematics has a fairly easy sell – even if he prefers you not call it a "supercomputer."

Clear Science Education, as Judged by 11-Year-Olds

Wall Street Journal

In the world of scientific peer-review, there’s a new crowd in town: 11-year-olds.

Why `Off The Radar’ Colleges Can Be A Great Deal


In the college search, sometimes "off the radar" schools make the most amount of financial sense. They may pay off big time in terms of a getting a good job and salary.

Wayne Cabot Tries to Find the Answer to a Simple Yet Complex Question-What Is Sound?

WCBS-AM-New York

Cabot speaks with Alan Alda of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

LI scientists to study why colon, pancreatic cancers strike, kill more African-Americans


Dr. Ellen Li and colleagues at Stony Brook University are investigating gastrointestinal cancer biology in race and ethnicity.

Stony Brook University hires former Cuomo budget director Robert Megna


Former New York State budget director Robert Megna, who oversaw the state budget for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and ex-Gov. David A. Paterson, has been named Stony Brook University’s new senior vice president for finance and administration

Estelle James, former Stony Brook economist, dies at 79


Estelle James, a Stony Brook University economist who also worked with the World Bank, with President George W. Bush in Washington in 2001. James died at 79 of cancer complications on Oct. 13, 2015, in Washington, her son said. The former East Setauket resident served on Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security and was lead author of "Averting the Old Age Crisis," a 1994 World Bank publication

Alan Alda’s Challenge: Can you Explain Sound to an 11-Year-Old?

Live Science

Scientists, it’s time to lend your ears (and your knowledge) to this year’s big science competition: Explaining the science of sound to 11-year-olds.

Researchers at Brookhaven lab, Stony Brook and Rockefeller universities make new discoveries about double helix copying


Depictions of DNA’s intricate replication choreography may soon change because of new insights into how the double helix copies itself and why this understanding provides lessons on mutations and cancer, scientists reported Monday.

Alan Alda issues latest science challenge: What is sound?

Associated Press

Alan Alda says he’s "all ears" for scientists to answer a question for him and 11-year-old children around the world: What is sound?

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