A Week in Review: 1/12/14 – 1/18/14

January 14, 2014

Rival Spaceplanes attract interest abroad
Two very different space planes being developed in Europe and the United States have each won the interest of parties on the opposite sides of the Atlantic. The UK’s design for Skylon – and in particular its revolutionary SABRE hybrid engine – is to be studied and assessed by the US Air Force to see if the technology has potential to power its hypersonic vehicles. And the European Space Agency (ESA) has agreed to work with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to find areas where they work together to develop the American company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.

January 17, 2014

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund awarded to four promising technologies
Enhanced cybersecurity, non-scarring tattoo removal, 3-D photography and a laser-scanning device are projects selected for Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which supports discoveries that have significant potential for further development into products or services.

A Week in Review: 6/30/13 – 7/6/13

July 1, 2013

A look into Duke’s scientific research
Duke has made a name for itself in groundbreaking scientific research earning a Nobel prize, numerous grants and countless headlines. Through the practical application of technologies, researchers have been able to solve diverse sets of problems.

July 1, 2013

Altitude Sickness May Hinder Ethnic Integration in the World’s Highest Places
Research from Princeton University published in the journal Applied Geography suggests that people native to low-lying areas can be naturally barred from regions such as the Tibetan Plateau, the Andes or the Himalayas by altitude sickness, which is caused by low oxygen concentration in the air and can be life-threatening. As a result, the homogeny of the local population can increase with elevation. In nations shared by people of high- and lowland extractions, this separation can potentially increase ethnic tension.

July 3, 2013

SRI Alumnus and World-Renowned Computing Pioneer Douglas Engelbart Passed Away July 2
Engelbart’s work is the very foundation of personal computing and the Internet. His vision was to solve humanity’s most important problems by using computers to improve communications and collaboration. He was world famous for his invention of the computer mouse and the origins of interactive computing.