This week's episode of Science Now highlights Vanderbilt University's humanoid robot geared to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; the University of Michigan researchers harnessing terahertz technology that could potentially enable doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of x-ray; Rice University's discovery that rocks in the Earth's mantle beneath the ocean floor melt much deeper than previously thought and, finally, Blue Waters, one of the world's most powerful supercomputers is now available for use nationwide. Its unparallelled processing power enables researchers to perform large-scale scientific applications at the cutting edge of computational science.
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