In the World

Neil Blumenthal at Warby Parker offices in New York City
February 7, 2011 Large Image
Cool specs for fashion-conscious customers, better eyesight for those in need

Eyeglasses as we know them have been around for more than 700 years. Yet thousands of people around the world still suffer from the correctable...

Remco Chang
January 20, 2011 Large Image
Remco Chang uses visual analytics to puzzle out secrets from financial fraud to terrorism

Remember those children’s “hidden picture” puzzles, where the silhouette of a bear is disguised among the fissures of a tree trunk, or the outline...

Abraham “Linc” Sonenshein
January 20, 2011
In a boon to poorer countries, researchers create new ways to store and deliver life-saving inoculations

Since the advent of vaccines, childhood mortality has declined dramatically in industrialized nations, but not in many other parts of the world....

Christina Pflipsen, D10, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
January 20, 2011 Large Image
In a mammoth “group practice,” military dentists tend to the nation’s 2.4 million Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen

While other members of the dental school class of 2010 were wielding mirrors and drills at their new jobs or finding their way in their...

Pelicans on the Gulf Coast
January 11, 2011 Large Image
What veterinarians are learning about rescuing wildlife trapped in our oily messes

On a sunny morning in mid-August, about 50 miles from the source of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a fishing boat commandeered for...