Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Rochester scientists create ‘super polymer’ that can lift 1,000 times its mass

University of Rochester scientists create ‘super polymer’ that can lift 1,000 times its mass

February 11, 2016

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new type of ‘super polymer’ that could prove an extremely useful technology in the healthcare and clothing industries.

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Stretchable polymer reverts back to original shape when triggered by body

Stretchable polymer reverts back to original shape when triggered by body

February 10, 2016

If the trigger point can be lowered to a point where practical materials change shape when making contact with skin, it could mean big things for the medical world.

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Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

February 9, 2016

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

January 19, 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

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Dancing with computers

Dancing with computers

November 23, 2015

What if relating to computers were more like the way we communicate with other people? That’s a vision that scientists in the field of human-computer interaction, or HCI, are working to realize.

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Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

Instagram can help monitor teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

Instagram could help monitor drinking habits of teenagers more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys and also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands are favoured by the youth, says a new study.

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Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

October 23, 2015

David R. Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision and pioneer in the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications, serves as the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, director of the Center for Visual Science, and dean for research in Arts, Science & Engineering.

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Robert Clark named 10th University provost

Robert Clark named 10th University provost

October 15, 2015

Robert Clark (center) has been appointed provost, succeeding Provost Peter Lennie (left), who will step down in June 2016. University President and CEO Joel Seligman (right) announced the appointment today, adding that Clark will serve in the dual role of provost and senior vice president for research, and will step down from his current role as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Scientists can levitate nanodiamonds in a vacuum using laser light

Scientists can levitate nanodiamonds in a vacuum using laser light

September 8, 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Rochester has managed to levitate nanodiamonds in a vacuum using laser light for the first time—which could provide a new breed of microscopic sensors.

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