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University of Rochester team brings sense of touch to virtual reality

April 30, 2015

Virtual reality has made huge technological gains in the last decade, but the ability to feel your surroundings is not yet a part of many mainstream virtual reality systems. A group of University of Rochester students is trying to change that by creating a jacket and gloves that allow the wearer to feel the surface […]

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‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

September 25, 2014

Scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed by physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi, not only overcomes some limitations of previous devices, but uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a new way. “This is the first device that we know of that can do three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking,” said Choi.

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Robert Boyd awarded honorary doctorate by University of Glasgow

Robert Boyd awarded honorary doctorate by University of Glasgow

June 23, 2014

Robert Boyd, professor of optics and physics and a pioneer in the field of nonlinear optical physics, will be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree this summer by the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

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Technology Transfer Leader Named

February 6, 2013

The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for protecting the University’s intellectual property, and aiding the commercialization of technologies.

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University Launches Center for Developing Medical Devices and Other Medical Innovations

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

CMTI will also make use of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship as it coordinates activities to develop technological solutions to clinical problems.

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Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically

September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the Nomogram, Scott MacRae’s team has been able to slash by two thirds the number of LASIK patients who need additional procedures to achieve the best vision possible.

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