Brown University

Brown University is a private university in Providence, Rhode Island founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island. Brown is the 3rd oldest institution of higher learning in the Eastern United States. Brown offered the first undergraduate program in Engineering in the United States. Brown University is one of the most selective universities in the U.S., for selecting students for admissions. Ranking factors include, grades, test scores, interests and possibility of success. Brown University is ranked in the top 50 of universities for peer review and research rankings. Brown University has both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate level has approximately 50 different degree programs. Brown is the first university to offer a degree in Egyptology in the US. The Warren Alpert Medical School is ranked 23rd in the nation for primary care. Admittance to the medical school is highly competitive for the 94 spots available each year.

Box R, 38 Brown Street Providence, RI 02912
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How to address the climate crisis

( —Climate change is an issue of urgent international importance, but for 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In a "Perspective" ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Environment
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LUX dark matter results confirmed

( —A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment's sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in General Physics
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Programming the smart home: 'If this, then that'

Homes already have intelligent devices beyond the TV remote—garage door openers, coffee makers, laundry machines, lights, HVAC—but each has its own arcane steps for programming. User research now shows that "trigger-action ...

dateApr 28, 2014 in Software
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Under California: An ancient tectonic plate

( —The Isabella anomaly—indications of a large mass of cool, dehydrated material about 100 kilometers beneath central California—is in fact a surviving slab of the Farallon oceanic plate. Most of the Farallon ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers track ammonium source in open ocean

To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans, it's important to distinguish human-made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally. A recent study co-authored by a Brown ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Environment
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