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March 2010

New York Times (March 15)

For Cooler Chips, Follow the Grooves

water moving uphill on silicon chipThat’s an eventual goal of research by Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Using a short-pulse, high-intensity laser, they have created tiny grooves in silicon that exhibit strong capillary action — they quickly wick water along, even against gravity. (Also Reported in: Engadget, Sify, DailyTech, Digit, New Kerala, Overclockers Club,, redOrbit, Gizmodo, Examiner Cleveland,, CrunchGear, and others)

AP (March 10)

Israeli Novel, Russian Poem Collection Win Prizes

The awards were founded three years ago by Three Percent, a resource for translated works that is based at the University of Rochester. (Also Reported in: ABC News, CBS News, NPR,, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and others)

U.S. News & World Report (March 3)

You Can’t Exercise Away TV’s Toll on the Heart

child watching tvDr. Eugene Storozynsky, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, believes the association might come from behaviors other than sitting. “I suspect it’s not so much the TV watching but other behaviors that go along with TV watching — specifically, were the study subjects eating lots of carbohydrate-rich foods or drinking carbohydrate-rich drinks at the time they’re TV watching?” he said. (Also Reported in: BusinessWeek, MSN, Yahoo! News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and others)

New York Times (March 10)

Barber’s Centenary, Celebrated Intensely

On Tuesday, the centenary of [Samuel] Barber’s birth, the Ying Quartet offered a searing rendition of the Adagio in its performance of the Op. 11 quartet in Gilder Lehrman Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum. (In the foyer Barber’s autographed manuscript of “Essay for Strings” was on display, a recent gift from the collector Robert Owen Lehman.) The quartet, the resident ensemble at the Eastman School of Music, then played the original third movement.