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Engineering in the News

News stories from around the world featuring the College of Engineering faculty and students.
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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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (Feb. 15, 2017)

EmNet Helps Cities Fight Sewer Problems

Formed in South Bend under a partnership with the city, the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, EmNet rolls out Blu-X Smart Water Platform to separate storm water from sewage.

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Published originally: Payments Journal (Feb. 3, 2017)

Where Do We Look for Ideas When Implementing Trump's Biometric Entry-Exit Tracking System?

Notre Dame's Kevin W. Bowyer addresses the Canadian Border Services Agency's NEXUS program and iris recognition — what they have learned and the accuracy of the system.

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Published originally: WSBT-TV (Feb. 6, 2017)

Special Report: Your Attachment to Your Smartphone Could Be Hurting Your Family

Digital dependence could be hurting your family. Notre Dame computer scientist Aaron Striegel weighs in on smartphone usage.

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (January 23, 2017)

Notre Dame Lab Signs "Milestone" Agreement

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory has signed what it calls a "milestone" agreement. The 19-month, $2.5 million deal with South Korea-based Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. is for compressor research and testing.

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Published originally: ABC57 News (January 23, 2017)

Notre Dame Lab Partners with Company to Test Power Generating Machine

Scientists and researchers at Notre Dame have been tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project. The Turbomachinery Lab at Ignition Park in South Bend is using its newest test cell room to examine a power generating machine that could power entire cities.

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Published originally: Forbes (Dec. 14, 2016)

Reddit for Sale: How We Made Viral Fake News for $200

“The front page of the internet” is being gamed by vested interests. This is a story about how easy – and cheap – it is to buy your way onto the world’s most popular and influential forum.

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Published originally: Scientific American (Nov. 30, 2016)

China's Big Year in Space Sparks Excitement and Speculation

The Chinese space agency launched a new space lab, sent up its longest crewed mission ever and tested out powerful new rockets.

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (Nov. 30, 2016)

Notre Dame Makes "Golden" Discovery for Breast Cancer Detection

It seems fitting that a University of Notre Dame professor would use gold to fight breast cancer, but it wasn’t the school’s reverence for the heavy metal that led to its use in Dr. Ryan Roeder’s laboratory.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (Nov. 12, 2016)

A Super Show from the Moon that We Haven't Seen in Years

Published originally: Muskogee Phoenix (Nov. 3, 2016)

Solar Power Use Could Benefit Homeowners

Published originally: CNET (Oct. 26. 2016)

How Apple and Facebook Bring Tech Accessibility to the Masses

The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate.

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Published originally: PBS.org/NovaNext (2016)

Flying with the Fourth State of Matter

A terrestrial technology that could benefit from plasma aerodynamics are big-rig trucks and other highway vehicles. Plasma DBDs could be installed on the surfaces of truck bodies where they could smooth turbulent airflows and cut drag and thus fuel consumption rates, particularly at higher speeds.

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Published originally: NewsWise (Oct. 11, 2016)

President Obama's Vision to Send Americans to Mars Is Underfunded and Unsustainable

Like President Kennedy’s vision for space, President Obama’s hopes challenge our nation to reach beyond what has been done before. And like President Kennedy no thought has been given to the sustainability of exploration and eventual human settlement.

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Published originally: ABC 57 News (Sept. 24, 2016)

One Notre Dame Team Is Facing a Different Opponent — Allergies