Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Laser-etched metal bounces water

Laser-etched metal bounces water

January 21, 2015

Physicists in the US have created metal surfaces that repel water to the extent that droplets bounce away. They sculpted the surface of small pieces of platinum, titanium and brass using a very high-powered laser. The materials “self-clean” because water droplets gather dust particles before they slide away.

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Scientists make metal surfaces water-repellent

Scientists make metal surfaces water-repellent

January 20, 2015

Two University of Rochester scientists have found a way of using powerful laser beams to make metal surfaces last longer and be more suitable for a wide range of practical purposes. “We change the nature of the metal surface so that they can repel water,” said Chunlei Guo, who is a professor of optics and physics at UR.

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The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

January 12, 2015

Scientists at the University of Rochester invented an actual cloaking device that will make objects disappear.
This is not a joke. You can buy a cloaking device for $49. The catch? It’s not wearable. The cloaking device consists of a series of four lenses that bend light around 3D objects so they appear invisible.

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There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

January 9, 2015

How about an IRL Invisibility Cloak? No, seriously, someone invented it. OK, so its not exactly a cloak. Its more like a series of four lenses that keep objects hidden from multiple angles. But it exists, it works and its kind of amazing.

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Experts invent invisibility cloak

Experts invent invisibility cloak

January 8, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester create a 3-D, transmitting, continuously multidirectional cloaking device. (video)

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University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

December 8, 2014

After months of media attention, researchers from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics (USA) have published their design for a low-tech broadband cloaking device from common lenses.

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Totally tubular

Totally tubular

December 8, 2014

Senior chemical engineering student Erik Laurin monitors an experiment on his team’s senior design project– a tubular reactor that will be used for experiments in the junior chemical engineering lab in Gavett Hall.

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Qiang Lin receives inaugural Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow Award

Qiang Lin receives inaugural Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow Award

December 5, 2014

Qiang Lin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of optics, has been named the first Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow. The award, which includes a two-year, $25,000 stipend, recognizes exceptional achievement by a junior faculty member in coherence and quantum optics.

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Pumpkins, away!

Pumpkins, away!

October 31, 2014

Noah Woolfolk ’16 prepares to fire his trebuchet at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pumpkin Launch on Wilson Quad.

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Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

October 21, 2014

Sam Gemar will be coming to campus to give a brief public lecture about the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) and his time with NASA. He will also present William Green ’16 with a $10,000 scholarship on behalf of ASF.

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