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Wearable technology can help with public speaking

Wearable technology can help with public speaking

March 30, 2015

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.

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Could a diet help shield you from Alzheimer’s?

Could a diet help shield you from Alzheimer’s?

March 27, 2015

While the MIND diet stresses the importance of plant-based foods, green leafy vegetables and blueberries, it does not push much consumption of fruit, fish, dairy or potatoes. One expert said he was intrigued by the findings.

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Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

March 26, 2015

A University team found a way to make chemotherapy more effective by exposing cancer cells to a molecule that inhibits NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay) prior to treatment with doxorubicin, a drug used to treat leukemia, breast, bone, lung and other cancers.

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Study suggests that hitters’ production dips after they return from concussions

Study suggests that hitters’ production dips after they return from concussions

March 21, 2015

Concussions are not as common in Major League Baseball as they are in professional football, but they happen often enough, with players getting hit by pitches, running into walls or catching a knee in the head sliding into a base.

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New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 20, 2015

Rochester researchers and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using “twisted light.” The new approach doubles the 1 bit per photon that is possible with current systems that rely on light polarization and could help increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems.

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50 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ first US hit evinced the band’s eclectic style

50 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ first US hit evinced the band’s eclectic style

March 13, 2015

At around the same time, the Rolling Stones were enjoying a number-three hit in the UK with “Not Fade Away,” as well as a number-one British EP. The Stones tried – but couldn’t immediately replicate – the Beatles’ stateside success, lagging behind by more than a year.

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Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

March 9, 2015

An international group of astronomers found that a dim star known as a red dwarf skimmed through the outskirts of our solar system, coming within 8 trillion kilometers of Earth some 70,000 years ago. Eric Mamajek talks about this amazing discovery on today’s “One on One” segment.

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Out of the groove

Out of the groove

March 5, 2015

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.

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Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

March 2, 2015

A new study led by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support and data from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, estimates that Clostridium difficile or C. diff caused almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011.

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What drives humans to explore the unknown?

What drives humans to explore the unknown?

February 27, 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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