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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. It’s another step in understanding how humans developed the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning.

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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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Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016

Kevin Parker, whose discoveries have been widely applied in medical imaging and image processing, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Parker, the William F. May Professor and dean emeritus of engineering, holds or shares 25 U.S. and 13 international patents with a range of applications.

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Hoque receives World Technology Award

Hoque receives World Technology Award

December 12, 2016

Ehsan Hoque, assistant director for research outreach at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, has been recognized as a leading innovator along with other U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and other winners this year.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

December 7, 2016

By the time the United States formally entered World War II, Brian O’Brien and his colleagues at the Institute of Optics had “essentially initiated the whole science of night warfare.”

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How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

December 2, 2016

When Warner School professor Karen Finnigan communications with her peers about school reform, she uses journal articles and academic conference presentations. But when she talks with policymakers or parents, she starts with Horton Hears a Who.

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Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

November 21, 2016

Daniel Weix, associate professor of chemistry, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

November 10, 2016

Since its 2013 launch under an award from the National Science Foundation, CeFO has been shaping the future of optical instrumentation on a global scale, and has more than doubled the number of partner companies in just this past year.

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