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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State students create app to show positive impact of recycling programs

From dormitories to the Horseshoe, Buckeyes are enthusiastic about the benefits of recycling. And a team of engineering students at Ohio State created a tool that they hope will help spread that enthusiasm to municipalities of all sizes across the country.

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BTN LiveBIG: Innovations at Northwestern’s Knight Lab help spread the news

Claims regarding the impending demise of newspapers aren’t taken lightly at Northwestern University, a school known for having one of the country’s top journalism programs. Students and faculty at NU are developing creative solutions that will revolutionize the ways we consume the news.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten professors helping NASA look for life on other worlds

Coming out of the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution of the 18th century, scholars understood two things their predecessors hadn’t known about the universe: It’s incredibly vast, and the Earth isn’t at the center of it. Together, these realizations started a new vein of inquiry in the sciences and beyond, one that boiled down to a single question — is there life out there?

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BTN LiveBIG: Wolverines team up to support fellow student-athletes' mental health

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.

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BTN LiveBIG: Terp team wins big at national urban design competition

Here’s the task: You have two weeks to create a master plan that will transform a site in downtown New Orleans into a culturally and economically thriving neighborhood. You must provide drawings, site plans, tables and financial analysis — all while working with team members from multiple disciplines and backgrounds to create the best possible presentation for an esteemed panel of judges.

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BTN LiveBIG: IU seeks to preserve 'treasure trove' of audio, visual artifacts

If you wanted to track down hard-to-find audio and film recordings, you might start your search at some venerable Hollywood studio, the Smithsonian or Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., or a storage room in the bowels of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois professor shows how music universally bridges cultural divides

It’s a genre of music invented by former African slaves and their descendants just a few decades after emancipation. Though novel, the rhythms and melodies were the result of a fusion between the native musical forms they brought over from their home continent and instrumentation they encountered in their new country. As it evolved and grew more popular, it became an emblem of national pride, unity and ingenuity.

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BTN LiveBIG: University of Michigan initiative helps establish eco-park in hard-hit Flint

For decades now, Flint, Mich., located about 60 miles northwest of Detroit, has been dogged by a terrible reputation. From the film “Roger and Me,” a chronicle of the city’s descent into poverty as manufacturing jobs dried up, to the steady stream of national headlines about its high ranking in areas such as violent crime and population decline, the place is cast in an overwhelmingly negative light.

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BTN LiveBig: PSU b-ball coach and professor team up to fight Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and a new case emerges in this country at a rate of nearly once per minute. The upsurge in this illness has sparked a desire to fight back — especially among those who have lost loved ones affected by the disease and want to find a cure.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana’s Little 500 supports scholarships for deserving Hoosiers

Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.

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