Peter Iglinski is the press officer for science and public media. He covers biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and earth & environmental sciences.
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Earning an honor previously awarded to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, Hoque has been recognized as one of the first to show that people can improve their social skills by interacting with automated systems.
Geophysicist John Tarduno has taken a group of University students to southern Africa and Australia this summer to follow up on a pair of groundbreaking findings that he had published last year on the strength and direction of Earth’s magnetic field. The students are live-tweeting from their research sites, sending photos from the field.
Terahertz (THz) waves are capable of sensing and imaging objects behind barriers, making them a promising tool for Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.
A new study shows that the polar seas are much better than other regions of the ocean at trapping carbon from marine plankton.
Twenty years ago, the idea of students doing homework online and receiving immediate feedback was a game-changer. Today, more than 700 colleges and high schools and using the WeBWorK system developed by Rochester math professors Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage.
Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method lays out how cloaks of arbitrary shapes, that work from multiple viewpoints, may be practically realized in the near future using commercially available digital devices.