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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

JHU Scientist Wins NSF Int’l Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of an image created by astrophysicist Miguel Angel Aragon of The Johns Hopkins University, the adage holds true. His vibrant computer illustration, which won the National Science Foundation’s 2011 Science and Engineering’s Visualization Challenge in the “Informational Posters and Graphics” category, brings to vivid life many dynamic aspects of the universe, spanning 240 million light years.

Media Advisory: A market solution for the Falkland Islands

Should the disputed Falkland Islands be returned to Argentina? In his latest article for Globe Asia, titled “The Falklands and other dangerous disputed territories – a market solution,” Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University, writes that a market solution could help Britain and Argentina avoid another war.

Team of Scientists Announce Birth of a Baby Crystal

Working together, experimental and computational scientists at The Johns Hopkins University and McNeese State University in Louisiana have determined that for lead sulfide, the smallest nano-crystal (cluster) with the same structural (coordination) properties as the bulk occurs when 32 units of lead sulfide, PbS, molecules assemble together. Their results were published in the Journal of Chemical Physics and The Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

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