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2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

May 5, 2015

While graphene has become increasingly used for optoelectronic applications, researchers at the University of Rochester claim that the work they have done with tungsten diselenide represents the first time that 2-D materials have produced optically active quantum dots.

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UR team gets $3.8 million National Eye Institute grant

UR team gets $3.8 million National Eye Institute grant

May 1, 2015

A team of researchers at the University of Rochester has received $3.8 million from the National Eye Institute to fund a project with the objective of leading to the next generation of cures for blindness, university officials said. The Rochester team and its partners are designing an optical system to image responses to light of large numbers of individual cells in the retina.

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Regional council faces contest on steroids

Regional council faces contest on steroids

April 30, 2015

Four years of work under its belt, the job of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council is about to get a lot tougher. “This is the contest on steroids,” University of Rochester President/council co-Chairman Joel Seligman said Thursday as the council started its latest round of work in earnest.

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Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

April 29, 2015

Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.

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Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

April 29, 2015

A study released in a scientific journal on Tuesday finds that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – when aggressive measures by the Chinese government over a seven-week period significantly reduced air pollution – gave birth to heavier and presumably healthier babies.

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Money in politics: What do donations buy?

Money in politics: What do donations buy?

April 27, 2015

An unethical, quid pro quo relationship between legislators and their donors is hard to prove and, experts say, unlikely for the vast majority of lawmakers. But some say the money flowing into the war chests of politicians affects their psyche, not their floor votes.

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Eastman students learn the business of music

Eastman students learn the business of music

April 24, 2015

There is a business side to music, which is not the first thing students think of when considering a career in the arts. The Eastman School of Music and a unique local group, Sound ExChange, show there is a smart way to make music while learning the administrative side—and to do it in perfect harmony.

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Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

April 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation.

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Hubble telescope celebrates 25 years in space

Hubble telescope celebrates 25 years in space

April 23, 2015

ADAM FRANK, BYLINE: Then NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. Once the high-def images of multi-hued interstellar clouds and swirling galaxies began landing on magazine covers, I didn’t need to justify astronomy to my aunt, or anyone else, for that matter. Measured in terms of raw discoveries, Hubble is the most successful scientific instrument in history.

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One way business schools attract black students: with black students

One way business schools attract black students: with black students

April 22, 2015

Simon has a lower profile than the Ivy League behemoth (Yale), but it boasts something unusual among American MBA programs: a large cohort of black students.

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