Looking for signs of trouble
Homewood's state-of-the-art security center now fully
Down on Remington Avenue, the good guys are watching
out for you around the clock.
On June 1, the university went live with
Homewood Communications Center, a state-of-the-art facility
that allows its 14-person staff to maintain a constant
vigil over the campus, primarily through a "smart"
closed-circuit TV system that alerts operators when it
spots suspicious activity.
Astronomer co-winner of $1 million
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Adam Riess and two
colleagues last week were awarded this year's $1 million
Shaw Prize in astronomy for their discovery that an
unexplained mysterious "dark energy" is driving an
ever-faster expansion of the universe.
Embryonic stem cells awaken latent nerve
In a dramatic display of stem cells' potential for
healing, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists reports that it
has engineered new, completed, fully working motor neuron
circuits — neurons stretching from spinal cord to
target muscles — in paralyzed adult animals.