Tag archive for College of Engineering and Science

secrets of a seahorse tail

It seems strange to think that there’s any strength in a teeny seahorse at all, but it can withstand crushing forces better than many other animals.

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a scientific design

Sara Riggs designs and tests systems in which we can’t trick ourselves, accounting for human cognitive and perceptual limitations, and developing displays for work environments.

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unwrap the unseen

The methods and tools of Big Data visualization have value in every field of scholarship and science, even in the humanities.

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A solar-savvy house and the ties that bind

Two generations later, on a hot day in May, I strap on a hardhat and orange safety vest and climb a gently sloping ramp to investigate another kind of solar dwelling.

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a car for taming the city

For many of today’s young drivers, it’s the socializing, not the solitude, that gets them revved.

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growing the citified tree

Not every urban tree finds a home amid asphalt and concrete.

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a blood test for breast cancer

Suzanne Tabbaa envisions the day when a routine blood test would catch breast cancer.

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Ramping up for renewables

Now that the wind machines are up and running, bring on the sun.

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the good sense of Glucosense

A team creates low-cost testing for diabetics in need.

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from dusty chaos, a planet forms

Sean Brittain and his colleagues find a new way to watch the birth of planets.

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