Summer URA Position

Join our lab this summer! We are currently recruiting a senior undergrad student to help develop and evaluate a model of seafood fraud. We’re looking for students who are curious to expand their statistical and computational knowledge and experience. Our lab is an interdisciplinary lab comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as communityContinue...

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Synaptic transistors for brainlike computers based on (more environmentally friendly) graphene

An August 9, 2022 news item on ScienceDaily describes research investigating materials other than silicon for neuromorphic (brainlike) computing purposes, Computers that think more like human brains are inching closer to mainstream adoption. But many unanswered questions remain. Among the most pressing, what types of materials can serve as the best building blocks to unlock...

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Neuromorphic computing and liquid-light interaction

Simulation result of light affecting liquid geometry, which in turn affects reflection and transmission properties of the optical mode, thus constituting a two-way light–liquid interaction mechanism. The degree of deformation serves as an optical memory allowing to store the power magnitude of the previous optical pulse and use fluid dynamics to affect the subsequent optical...

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Guide for memristive hardware design

An August 15 ,2022 news item on ScienceDaily announces a type of guide for memristive hardware design, They are many times faster than flash memory and require significantly less energy: memristive memory cells could revolutionize the energy efficiency of neuromorphic [brainlike] computers. In these computers, which are modeled on the way the human brain works,...

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Lab-made cartilage gel for stiff, achy knees

Researchers claim their lab-made cartilage is better than the real thing in an August 11, 2022 news item on phys.org, Note: Links have been removed, Over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, steroid injections—some people have tried it all and are still dealing with knee pain.Often knee pain comes from the progressive wear and tear of cartilage...

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Memristive forming strategy

This is highly technical and it’s here since I’m informally collecting all the research that I stumble across concerning memristors and neuromorphic engineering. From a Sept. 5, 2022 news item on Nanowerk, Note: A link has been removed, The silicon-based CMOS [complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor] technology is fast approaching its physical limits, and the electronics industry is...

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Making longer lasting bandages with sound and bubbles

This research into longer lasting bandages described in an August 12, 2022 news item on phys.org comes from McGill University (Montréal, Canada) Researchers have discovered that they can control the stickiness of adhesive bandages using ultrasound waves and bubbles. This breakthrough could lead to new advances in medical adhesives, especially in cases where adhesives are...

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‘Necrobotic’ spiders as mechanical grippers

A July 25, 2022 news item on ScienceDaily describes research utilizing dead spiders, Spiders are amazing. They’re useful even when they’re dead.Rice University mechanical engineers are showing how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers that can blend into natural environments while picking up objects, like other insects, that outweigh them.… Caption: An illustration shows...

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