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News stories from around the world featuring the College of Engineering faculty and students.
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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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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