Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
I have never made elephant toothpaste. Nor have I had the opportunity to use a robot arm, turn water into blood, or freeze anything in liquid nitrogen.
So I am hoping that they let parents participate at Family Science Day at the University of Rochester this Saturday.
Nanotechnology might soon save you a trip to the dentist. Researchers have developed tiny sphere-shaped particles that ferry a payload of bacteria-slaying drugs to the surface of the teeth, where they fight plaque and tooth decay on the spot.
Therapeutic anti-bacterial agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.
Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, students and faculty from the Human-Computer Interaction Group have developed an intelligent user interface for “smart glasses” that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, and have made the tool freely available for downloading.
A simple treatment using a laser can produce surfaces with the ability to clean themselves. Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, physicists at the University of Rochester, in New York, have become experts in using femtosecond lasers to make surfaces with hierarchical structuring.
Although most materials slightly expand when heated, there is a new class of rubber-like material that not only self-stretches upon cooling; it reverts back to its original shape when heated, all without physical manipulation.
A consortium that includes the University as a key participant has been named one of three finalists to make New York the home for a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.
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.