A 3D model of a DNA strand

Micro Motors

With the help of ACCESS resource Expanse, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have been studying how to create some of the tiniest motors ever invented with inspiration from biological systems like DNA.

Image of a landscape - a field with rolling hills, and a sunset.

Landscape Metaphors Unearth Insights into the Evolution of World Religions

A team from Carnegie Mellon University and the Santa Fe Institute compared data from more than 400 world religions in a unique way by applying landscape metaphors – peaks and valleys – to examine functional patterns of worship and belief. Their approach using the Bridges-2 system revealed how some religions persist or change and others die out.