Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Research at Penn State
Registration is now open for Security and the Autonomous Future, an upcoming symposium sponsored jointly by the Penn State Center for Security Research and Education and the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs. The two-day event, taking place April 4-5, will bring together Penn State faculty and other [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Research at Penn State
Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. Bioengineering and Bioscience Data Engineering [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
The series takes place at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Moulton Hall, room 214. The events are free and open to the public. February 19“Quantum Phase Transitions and Quantum Materials” Speaker—Professor Thomas Vojta Missouri University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics February 26“Constructing Gravity” Speaker—Professor Neil Christensen Illinois State University, Department of Physics March 5“Electric Vehicles from [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Illinois State University
Front cover of Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed by Amish Trivedi
Department of English doctoral students Amish Trivedi and BP Sutton will celebrate their recently published books with a poetry reading Friday, February 15, at the Publications Unit in Williams Hall Annex at 4:30 p.m. Trivedi's new book, Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed, was published by Shearsman Books last month [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Illinois State University
Simulation of a dwarf galaxy
Every second, the universe grows a little bigger. Scientists are using the LHC to try to find out why. With the warmth of holiday cheer in the air, Nottingham University theoretical physicist Clare Burrage and her colleagues decided to hit the pub after [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Photo of people picking up pieces of cake from a table
For physicists Katy Grimm and Katharine Leney, science is a piece of cake. If one wanted to follow the recipe for the universe, it would call for about 14 parts dark energy, 5 parts dark matter and 1 part visible matter. In a [...]
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Mobile phones are increasingly more accessible by people with disabilities, but significant gaps remain, according to a newly published study from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. People and Technology [...]
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
In a new study, published in the journal Current Biology, researchers at Cornell University and Binghamton University have shown that mosquitoes are able to hear a range of low frequencies as far away as 10 meters (32 feet). Moreover, that frequency range correlates with many sounds made by human speech, [...]
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: Binghamton University Research
Part of UD's STAR Campus, the facility will be a center for research on producing complex medication [...]
Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: University of Delaware