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What it means to {codelikeagirl}

What it means to {codelikeagirl}

March 20, 2017

In 2010 the computer science department’s graduating class of 20 students included only one woman. This year, the expected graduating class of 119 students will be 34 percent female—double the national average.

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Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

March 16, 2017

In one current clinical trial, biosensors worn by patients with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease generate 25 million measurements over a two-day period.

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Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

March 10, 2017

Can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? Or teach a person to become a better public speaker? Visiting undergraduates–many from under-represented groups in the STEM fields–will work on summer projects investigating these questions and more.

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Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

March 3, 2017

There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.

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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

February 21, 2017

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 20, 2017

The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies. This is among the many findings from an exhaustive 14-month study of each candidate’s tweets during the 2016 election by researchers Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang .

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Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

February 20, 2017

His seminal contributions to the field helped attract graduate students to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He died February 5, 2017, at age 92.

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New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

January 24, 2017

An “analytically beautiful mathematical solution” could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale—even etch new properties onto their surfaces.

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What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

January 16, 2017

University researchers show that primates — like humans — have the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, irrespective of the surface area those objects occupy.

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‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

December 13, 2016

Wendi Heinzelman is officially installed as the first woman to serve as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. During the ceremony, Heinzelman talked about the importance of increasing the representation of women and under-represented minorities in engineering, and the goals of the Hajim School.

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