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Researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humans

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Researchers at the University of Illinois have designed a sound that is completely inaudible to humans (40 kHz or above) yet is audible to any microphone. The sound combines multiple tones...Show More Summary

Researchers develop landmark achievement in walking technology

Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel design approach for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs that incorporates direct feedback from the human body. The findings were published this week in Science.

Self-driving shuttle will take a few lucky college students to class next year

University of Michigan engineering students will get a slick new ride to class starting next school year — no driver necessary. The University's MCity self-driving development hub just announced its plans to launch a free autonomous shuttle service in the school's North Campus. Show More Summary

Researchers lend expertise to TAMEST shale task force report

Danny Reible and Denny Bullard in the Whitacre College of Engineering examined the impact of shale oil and gas production on water quality.

Mark Rocha selected as new CCSF chancellor

City College of San Francisco has selected a New Yorker with a doctorate in literature and a master’s degree in engineering as the school’s first permanent chancellor since 2015, the trustees announced Wednesday. Next week, the trustees...Show More Summary

Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new nanoscale memory cell that holds tremendous promise for successful integration with superconducting processors. Show More Summary

3-D-printed patch helps guide growing blood vessels

(Boston University College of Engineering) A research team led by Boston University Biomedical Engineering Professor Christopher Chen is pioneering an infused 3-D-printed patch that guides the growth of new blood vessels, avoiding some of the problems with other approaches to treating ischemia.

Today in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talk

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Electrical Engineering professor Joseph Tykociner had given several private demonstrations of his inventions, but on June 9, 1922, he gave his first public lecture and demonstration of his sound on film apparatus. A film of his demonstration was one of the first to successfully incorporate sound.

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself

(Oregon State University) Eight computer science professors in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make artificial-intelligence-based systems like autonomous vehicles and robots more trustworthy.

Wayne State professors receive $500k from NSF to enhance computational research

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A team of researchers from Wayne State University's College of Engineering recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for its research project, SSE: Development of a High-Performance Parallel Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulation Engine.

New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases.

CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors

(City College of New York) The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled 'Collaborative Research:...Show More Summary

Sir Jony Ive has been appointed chancellor of the world's number 1 art school (AAPL)

Jony Ive, the Brit who has risen to become Apple's chief design officer, has been appointed chancellor of the Royal College of Art (RCA). He will take up the role in July and replace British engineer Sir James Dyson. "I am thrilled to...Show More Summary

Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how evolutionary dynamics proceed when selection acts on two traits governed by a trade-off. The results move the life sciences a step closer to understanding the full complexity of evolution at the cellular level.

Female peer mentors help retain college women in engineering

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A new study by social psychologist Nilanjana Dasgupta and her Ph.D. student Tara C. Dennehy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that early in college, young women in engineering majors...Show More Summary

These 20 colleges give you the biggest bang for your buck

Payscale, a compensation data company, published it's 2017 College Return on Investment report, naming the 20 best value colleges in the U.S. Many of the schools specialize in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Show More Summary

New study examines sexual violence against college women with disabilities

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Patterns of sexual violence and intimate partner violence aimed at female college students with a mental health-related or behavioral disability and the health effects of this abuse.

New understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzle

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) experiments done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Madhavan and Abbamonte laboratories, in collaboration with researchers at six institutions in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan, have shed new light on the electronic properties of this material at temperatures 4°K above Tc.

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) University of Arizona materials science and engineering researcher Pierre Deymier is building a quantum computer that uses sound waves instead of quantum particles such as electrons to process information.

Seeking solutions to a down-to-earth problem for space travelers—how to keep their clothes clean

Astronaut Don Pettit, a University of Arizona College of Engineering alumnus, wore the same pair of shorts for months at a time while living on the International Space Station. Doing laundry was not an option. When clothes got too dirty,...Show More Summary

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