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Peter Iglinski

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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Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

Enigma Machine takes a quantum leap

September 6, 2016

Researchers have developed a “quantum enigma machine” to improve on data encryption. The device manipulates photons to create an unbreakable encrypted message with a key that’s far shorter than the message—the first time that has ever been done.

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A first for direct-drive fusion

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 6, 2016

Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

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.

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Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

August 5, 2016

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.

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Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

Fate of marine carbon confirms importance of polar oceans

August 3, 2016

A new study shows that the polar seas are much better than other regions of the ocean at trapping carbon from marine plankton.

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Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

June 24, 2016

Assistant professor of chemistry Michael Neidig is one of 49 scientists to be recognized this year by the Department of Energy as one of the nation’s “exceptional researchers” in his or her “crucial early career years.”

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Making the case for life on other planets

Making the case for life on other planets

June 15, 2016

How can we calculate the likelihood of technological civilizations having existed on other planets? That’s a question Adam Frank, professor of astronomy, considers in an essay, “Yes, There Have Been Aliens,” published in the New York Times.

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WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 10, 2016

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.

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A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

May 19, 2016

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.

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