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Researchers develop artificial whiskers to provide extra sense

By Caeli Cleary

September 1, 2015

Most mammals, like dogs, cats and seals use their whiskers to aid their vision, especially in the dark. Animal whiskers — primarily seal whiskers — inspired University researchers and researchers at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, ADSC, to create artificial whiskers that could serv...

University researchers develop technology to better diagnose middle ear disease

By Caeli Clearly

August 19, 2015

A team of researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ECE, have developed a new technological device that will enable physicians to look through the eardrum to better visualize middle ear disease.According to the Mayo Clinic, middle ear disease, or an ear infection in the middle ear, is caused by bacteria or virus and while it is treatable, can be painful due to inflamm...