Impact

Winter 2016

UPSTARTS

Metallic Lattices A trio of engineering researchers—from the mechanical, materials science, and civil engineering departments—has invented a new architecture for…

Winter 2016

Tech Tools: Dialing in a Diagnosis

Chlamydia has become one of the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, generating an astounding 4 million…

Summer 2015

The Quest for Metallic Glass

Five thousand years after the first metallurgists melded copper and arsenic to kick off the Bronze Age, Evan Ma, professor…

Summer 2015

Monitoring Movement Through Sound

Children and adults hitting virtual baseballs and throwing punches at TV screens have become a common sight, thanks to video…

Summer 2015

Who’s Calling?

The call comes into the White House switchboard and the voice on the other end of the line hisses: “The…

Summer 2015

Upstarts

Tackling Blindness A new drug-delivery strategy for vision loss, particularly effective in diabetic patients and the elderly, is closer to…

Summer 2015

Powering the Grid

Batteries and other energy storage could ease many of the woes currently faced by our power grid, notes Dennice Gayme,…

Summer 2015

A Difficult Ding–Made Easier

Learning a neue language can be a difficult Ding, but drei Professoren in the Department of Computer Science and the…

Summer 2015

A Vial Solution for TB

Health care workers who treat tuberculosis in developing nations diagnose the disease through an observation test. They smear a sample…