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A professor and his robot study how we see

A professor and his robot study how we see

February 21, 2018

Meet Michele Rucci, a new professor in the University’s brain and cognitive sciences department, and his robot “Mr. T.” Rucci and his robot are using eye-tracking tools and virtual reality to replicate the small eye movements experienced by humans.

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Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

February 15, 2018

As associate provost for academic administration, Souza provides academic guidance and support to all schools across the University, ensuring programs meet educational standards. One new project is a pilot program to offer students an “outcomes transcript” which would help centralize transcripts from multiple schools or departments.

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Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

February 9, 2018

The universe is filled with magnetic fields; and how it got that way has long been a mystery. To explain the magnetization of the universe, scientists proposed the existence of a phenomenon called “turbulent dynamo.”The phenomenon had before actually measured or observed directly—until recently.

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Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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LLE research earns local teens spots in semifinals of prestigious science competition

LLE research earns local teens spots in semifinals of prestigious science competition

January 18, 2018

Two local high school seniors have been named scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search for summer research projects they worked on at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

January 17, 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.

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Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

December 7, 2017

The non-profit organization Fusion Power Associates awarded its Distinguished Career Award to recently retired director Robert McCrory, as well as other awards to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at their annual meeting.

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Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

December 1, 2017

Unlike typical observatories that are positioned on the ground or in space, the telescope Dan Watson is working on is situated in between — on a Boeing 747SP jet airliner.

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In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

November 16, 2017

Scientists at the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory have ruled out two pulsars as the source of an unexpectedly large presence of positrons in our corner of the galaxy. Could they come from something more complex and exotic: dark matter?

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Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

November 8, 2017

Using the strange rules of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to put a quantum bit in a superposition of two different energy states at the same time in order to speed up the accurate measurement of frequencies.

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