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Will hearing aids ever be as effective as corrective eyewear?

Will hearing aids ever be as effective as corrective eyewear?

February 22, 2022

Despite recent advances in hearing aid technology, users frequently complain that the devices tend to amplify all the sounds around them. Rochester researcher Jong-Noon Nam believes a key part of the answer to this problem lies inside the cochlea of the inner ear.

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National Academy of Engineering honors Rob Clark

National Academy of Engineering honors Rob Clark

February 10, 2022

Clark is among the 111 newly elected members of the academy, considered one of the highest distinctions for an engineer.

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At age 80, John Thomas writes new chapter in an illustrious career

At age 80, John Thomas writes new chapter in an illustrious career

January 31, 2022

The Rochester professor emeritus and new American Astronomical Society fellow now explores the brain’s waste disposal system.

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Using nanodiamonds as sensors just got easier

Using nanodiamonds as sensors just got easier

January 25, 2022

Rochester researchers have found a new and improved way to extract temperature from the light emitted by a diamond defect.

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Rochester scientists reveal the limits of machine learning for hydrogen models

Rochester scientists reveal the limits of machine learning for hydrogen models

December 15, 2021

Research from the Laboratory for Laser Energetics paves the way for more accurate computer models, which are needed to understand the interior of planets and the physical properties of nuclear fusion.

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Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

September 15, 2021

The Moore Foundation award will also help Ranga Dias recruit other US scientists to join the quest to create viable superconducting materials.

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New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

August 19, 2021

Using satellite imagery, University of Rochester scientists have provided the first direct measure of how eddy killing affects Earth’s oceans.

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Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

July 26, 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’

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Rochester laser experiments demonstrate ‘helium rain’ likely falls in the solar system

Rochester laser experiments demonstrate ‘helium rain’ likely falls in the solar system

June 1, 2021

An international research team including University of Rochester scientists has validated a nearly 40-year-old prediction that helium rain is possible inside planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.

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Members of the College Class of 2021 reflect on four eventful years at the University

Members of the College Class of 2021 reflect on four eventful years at the University

May 18, 2021

As they prepare to graduate with the College’s Class of 2021, students from near and far say they’re well prepared for the future.

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