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News stories from around the world featuring the College of Engineering faculty and students.
Published originally: Scientific American (Sept. 11, 2017)

China's Delayed Moon Mission Sparks Debate over Lunar Samples

Published originally: Nokipedia (Aug. 29, 2017)

Smart Stadiums Give Fans a Taste of the 5G Experience

Published originally: NIST (Aug. 2, 2017)

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters

Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million today by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The grants support NIST’s efforts to strengthen the ability of communities to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (July 30, 2017)

Startup Social Venture Luring Talent to South Bend

Startup social venture plans to bring talent to South Bend.

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Published originally: The Global Lead (July 24, 2017)

New Test Created to Identify Peanut Allergies without Exposure

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, reveals that a team of chemical and biomolecular engineers from the University of Notre Dame, has developed a new test to accurately detect and identify the presence and strength of peanut allergies, without having to expose the patients to the allergen.

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Published originally: Indiana Ag Connection (July 24, 2017)

Kareem to Lead Building Center to Predict Natural Disaster Impact

Damage to infrastructure stemming from natural hazards [i.e., windstorms, storm surge, earthquakes and tsunamis] is a focus of the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), a new center co-led by the University of Notre Dame's Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences.

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Published originally: Nature (July 7, 2017)

Why Planetary Scientists Want Better Fake Space Dirt

Artificial soils that mimic the surfaces of the Moon, Mars and asteroids are hard to make — and often miss the mark.

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Published originally: New Scientist (June 30, 2017)

Our Young Moon's Supersonic Winds Made Waves in Its Magma Ocean

Published originally: RCRWireless News (June 28, 2017)

Nokia Explores MEC Applications for In-venue Mobile Services

Published originally: Health Medicine Network (June 12, 2017)

New Computing System Takes Its Cues from Human Brain

AAA team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Notre Dame has created a new computing system that aims to tackle one of computing’s hardest problems in a fraction of the time.

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Published originally: EOS Project Update (May 31, 2017)

Monitoring Wind in Portugal's Mountains Down to Microscales

Researchers are now gathered for the Perdigão field campaign, an effort to study wind flow physics at scales down to tens of meters. The effort should help engineers harness wind energy in Europe.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (April 25, 2017)

South Bend Considering Tech Center Investment

Published originally: Scientific American (Mar. 20, 2017)

Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

Nearly a half-century after humans voyaged to the moon, NASA and private U.S. companies are once again setting their sights beyond low Earth orbit.

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (March 21, 2017)

South Bend, Notre Dame Seek to be Wireless Tech Hub

Published originally: The Gillette News Record (Mar. 18, 2017)

Efficiency Upgrades that Really Save

Published originally: Fairborn Daily Herald (Mar. 6, 2017)

Schrader Named 7th WSU President

Published originally: ABC-57 News (Feb. 28, 2017)

Researchers at Notre Dame Are Working to Predict the Future

Researchers at Notre Dame say they’ve been working to find ways to predict the future using science and engineering. Gretar Tryggvason, the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, says it’s just a matter of using your resources and testing them to be able to do so.

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