Reed Scherer and Ross Powell

NIU’s Antarctic-bound robotic submarine making its maiden voyage at Lake Tahoe

Northern Illinois University’s 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the ice shelf in the Antarctic, is getting its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation’s deepest and most celebrated bodies of water—Lake Tahoe. The unmanned yellow submarine—also known

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Wei Luo

NIU geography professor Wei Luo lands NASA grant to help quantify Mars’ watery past

Now that scientists have convincing evidence that water helped shape the surface of Mars, Northern Illinois University geography professor Wei Luo is setting out to answer another important question: Just how much water was there? “With more and more observations from satellites

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Narayan Hosmane

NIU Chemistry Professor Narayan Hosmane elected to Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

Northern Illinois University’s Narayan Hosmane, a Board of Trustees professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a foreign member of the prestigious Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Supporting education and applied scientific research, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences is

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