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UMR Solar Racers Ready to Defend Title

A team of students from the University of Missouri-Rolla will try for another championship in solar car racing beginning July 17 in Austin, Texas. The race covers 2,500 miles, ending in Calgary, Alberta.

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Robots Attend UCSD Nursery School in Research Study

Humanoid robots RUBI and QRIO engage 1- to 2-year-old children in daily activities as part of a long-term project to investigate the uses of interactive computers in educational environments and to advance the field of real-time, social robotics.

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FSU on Track with High Speed Lambda Rail Network

The Florida LambdaRail Network, a next-generation Internet that is faster than any other education-based network in the Southeast and is among the top in the nation in speed and capacity, is now operating at Florida State University and nine other universities in the state.

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Ultra-Wide-Band Research Poised to Save Lives in Rescue, Combat

Imagine if on September 11 rescue workers had been able to track each other with small locators emitting a signal that could penetrate through a building, metal, fire or smoke.

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Data Everlasting

It took two centuries to cram the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with more than 29 million books and periodicals, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 57 million manuscripts; today it takes 15 minutes to churn out the digital equivalent.

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Center to Test Communications Devices for Space Flight

The University of Arkansas is creating a center to test the durability of high-tech, high-speed fiber-optic communication devices made for the extreme environments faced by military and space flight equipment, thanks to an award from a local company that makes the devices.

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Computer Model for Fire Detection in Airliner Cargo Compartments

A project to improve the false alarm rate and to standardize the certification of fire detection systems in cargo compartments of commercial aircraft is underway. Sandia's role in the project was to develop a physics-based Computational Fluid Dynamics model to analyze smoke transport in cargo compartments.

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Researchers to Develop Electrical Systems for Nation's Power Grid

The federal government has asked engineering researchers to develop purely electronic systems to make the nation's power grid more reliable and efficient. Silicon-carbide, solid-state equipment will replace outdated and obsolete electro-mechanical devices.

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Students Revamp Tractor for Use by Workers with Disabilities

Undergrad engineers answer challenge to make tractor useable by disabled volunteers at southern Maryland state park.

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Synthetic Biology 1.0

Open development of biological technology is crucial to US domestic security and to the health of our economy. Misuse of this technology in bioterrorism is a clear threat. Our first response to recent domestic bioterror attacks has been to pursue safety in regulation.







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