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Unique cell imaging method represents biology’s future

Unique cell imaging method represents biology’s future

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Scientists and curious minds alike have been observing cells through a microscope since the 17th century. The advancements in the structure and capabilities of these microscopes have enabled researchers to see things that could not have been observed before. However, the data gathered from these micr... Read more »

Sustainable water pump helps Kenyan women with HIV, AIDS

Sustainable water pump helps Kenyan women with HIV, AIDS

Kelsie Travers, Staff writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

In 2013, Brian Lilly found himself in Ngong Hills, Kenya, on what he thought would just be a volunteer trip with his son. Instead, he found a community in need and a practical application for the project he was designing. Lilly is an adjunct associate professor at the Technology Entrepreneur Cente... Read more »

Adolescents with PTSD history more likely to struggle with substance abuse

Adolescents with PTSD history more likely to struggle with substance abuse

Jess Peterson, Staff writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Adolescents who struggle with substance abuse are likely to carry the behavior over into their adult life, unless they are able to successfully receive treatment. Unfortunately, most adolescents only enter treatment in times of crisis or when it is absolutely required, hindering the potential for lo... Read more »

Climate trumps all for University environmentalists

Climate trumps all for University environmentalists

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Donald J. Trump has a well-documented history of denying climate change. Now as the president-elect, many voters are left to wonder what a Trump presidency will mean for the planet’s fight against climate change. Trump campaigned to “cancel” the Paris Agreement, an international climate agreement signed by 19... Read more »

In pursuit of the electric car

In pursuit of the electric car

Claire Hettinger, News editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The common household battery may not seem like a life-changing piece of technology, but it's used almost daily. Phones, computers, remote controls, power plants and cars all have something in common: Batteries can invigorate the way these technologies function. Currently, the most common batter... Read more »

Professor works to find a sustainable solution for water crisis

Professor works to find a sustainable solution for water crisis

Jessica Peterson, Staff writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A person cannot drink what he does not have. Yet, if a person has been able to drink knowledge, freedom and water his entire life, why should he care about others around the world who have not been granted the same privilege? Jeremy Guest, assistant professor in civil and environmental engin... Read more »

Students working on life-saving device win $15,000 in national competition

Students working on life-saving device win $15,000 in national competition

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A handful of undergraduate students came together to create a life-saving device against a disease that kills more people in the U.S. than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.   The University students won a $15,000 prize for developing a disposable chip that detects biomarkers of seps... Read more »

University researchers work to make solar energy more affordable

University researchers work to make solar energy more affordable

Emily Scott, Staff writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

In the ongoing search for reliable renewable energy sources, two University professors are working to make a form of solar power technology more affordable. Mechanical science and engineering professors Kimani Toussaint and Placid Ferreira, along with researchers from the University of Michigan and the National ... Read more »

CompGen Initiative linking disease traits through ancestral trees

May 7, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph, Technograph, Uncategorized

Traits are common aspects of our identities that we often use to differentiate ourselves from one another. Whether it is eye or hair color, each trait is passed down to an individual. The question of how the origin of a trait is tracked is under examination at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) labs.... Read more »

Graduate students developed biological robots that can be controlled by light

Lily Mashayek
April 11, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Graduate students at the University have developed biological machines that can be controlled simply by using light. The body of the six to eighteen millimeter robot is made from skeletal muscle, protein and a biocompatible polymer. The bio bot contracts and relaxes, allowing the robot to move. ... Read more »

Researchers developing an automatic speech recognition software for under-resourced languages

Emily Scott
April 10, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

  Preethi Jyothi thinks that in 50 years, the term “under-resourced language” should not exist. To help make that happen, Jyothi, a postdoctoral fellow at Beckman Institute, and her colleague Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, faculty member of the artificial intelligence group at Beckman Institute, s... Read more »

Finding viable cooking solutions for energy-impoverished areas

Nastaran Shishegar
November 17, 2015
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

By Nastaran Shishegar Technograph writer A group of researchers at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) at the University are working to develop a revolutionary way to prepare food: through the use of a solar-powered stove, which would harness solar thermal energy and release i... Read more »