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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 »