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Research Spotlight

A new found that the geometry of a can have an effect on whether or not it freezes.

New Study Describes How Surface Texture Can Help or Hinder Formation of Ice Crystals

May 17, 2017

A new study examining how ice forms from pure water found that the geometry of the surface that water is on can have an effect on whether or not it freezes, suggesting that surface geometry plays an important role in ice formation.

New Tool for Measuring Police and Law Enforcement Interactions Reflects Police-Based Discrimination Experiences of Black Men

May 03, 2017

Researchers have developed a new tool to catalog police and law enforcement interactions with black men, the Police and Law Enforcement (PLE) Scale, with the hope of documenting people’s experiences and perceptions of police-based discrimination.

Credit: GW Program on Extremism

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 122 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

May 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 117 to 122, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

Research Spotlight

Stacked Solar Cell

Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

July 11, 2017

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

Using light, “spark” cells (green) and automation, Entcheva’s lab speeds up the process of drug screening in heart cells (red) t

GW Researchers Use Light to Control Human Heart Cells and Expedite Development of New Drugs

May 10, 2016

The research is outlined in a paper which published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet an

Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015

The findings were published in PLOS ONE on Dec. 9.