A Week in Review: 2/16/14 – 2/22/14

February 18, 2014

Sloan Research Fellowship latest award for CU-Boulder Professor Gordana Dukovic
Today the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced that Dukovic was one of 126 people in the U.S. and Canada selected for one of the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships in 2014. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them both as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders.
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/02/18/sloan-research-fellowship-latest-award-cu-boulder-professor-gordana-dukovic

Hyperspectral sensor lets drones see through camouflage, spot explosives
The Air Force is planning to test a high-powered spectral sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles capable of spotting such things on the ground as improvised explosives or camouflaged targets by identifying what those objects are made of.
http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/02/25/air-force-aces-hy-hyperspectral.aspx?admgarea=DS

February 21, 2014

Researchers Create Powerful Muscles From Fishing Line, Thread
In a paper published Feb. 21 in the journal Science, the researchers explain that the powerful muscles are produced by twisting and coiling high-strength polymer fishing line and sewing thread. Scientists at UT Dallas’ Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute teamed with scientists from universities in Australia, South Korea, Canada, Turkey and China to accomplish the advances.
http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2014/2/21-28701_Researchers-Create-Powerful-Muscles-From-Fishing-L_story-wide.html

 

 

A Week in Review: 10/20/13 – 10/26/13

October 21, 2013

A chameleon in the physics lab
Looking cooler when heated, a thin coating tricks infrared cameras
Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras.
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2013/10/chameleon-in-physics-lab

October 22, 2013

CU-Boulder researchers develop 4D printing technology for composite materials
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications.
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/10/22/cu-boulder-researchers-develop-4d-printing-technology-composite-materials#