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Engineering in the News 2015

News stories from around the world featuring the College of Engineering faculty and students.
Published originally: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (Dec. 11, 2015)

Origami-inspired engineering unfolds new ideas

Ever try your hand at origami? Engineers are now taking the ancient art far beyond the realms of paper-folding, bringing unique solutions to a diverse range of applications.

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Published originally: Daily News and Analysis India (Nov. 21, 2015)

eSeniorCare: How an app helps elderly citizens live healthy

A team of researchers has made technology meet the society by coming up with a new app that can help seniors live better. The new technological solution developed by the University of Notre Dame researchers is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities.

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Published originally: Boy Genius Report (Nov. 23, 2015)

eSeniorCare app helps elderly citizens live healthy

“It is about personalized health care,” said Nitesh Chawla, director of University of Notre Dame’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) in Indiana. ”It is about the individual. It is about how we can bring data and technology together to help empower ageing population to live healthy, independent, social and productive lives. It is about making a difference,” Chawla said in an official statement.

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Published originally: The Economic Times (Nov. 22, 2015)

New app can help seniors live better

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new app aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of older people residing in independent living communities.

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Published originally: The Hans India (Nov. 23, 2015)

New app helps seniors play, live better

Researchers including one of Indian-origin have developed a new app that allows older people residing in independent living communities play various brain games and also helps them connect with health care providers for better living.

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Published originally: LaTimes.com (Dec. 2, 2015)

What Is Carbon Pricing and Why Is It So Important in Battling Climate Change?

World leaders took to the stage at the climate change conference in Paris this week and declared that the future of the planet was at stake. They delivered speeches warning about the dire consequences of inaction and called on the world to unite in tackling greenhouse gas emissions.

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Published originally: CBSNews.com (Dec. 1, 2015)

Paris Climate Talks: What Comes Next?

Climate change expert and Dean Emertius Frank Incropera adds to discussion surrounding Paris climate talks and future investments in carbon-free power production technologies.

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Published originally: WSBT 22 (Nov. 19, 2015)

Improving Senior Health with Technology

Improving senior health with technology — it's the idea behind an app developed by the University of Notre Dame.

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Published originally: ABC 57 News (Nov. 19, 2015)

New App Bridges a Connection Between Technology and Seniors

New technology and old folks aren't known to have a good connection, but a new app developed by researchers at Notre Dame is bridging that gap.

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Published originally: Wabash College (October 14, 2015)

Entrepreneurship Fuels Partnership

Looking for opportunities following graduation? This Wabash-Notre Dame partnership aims to inspire and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Published originally: Notre Dame Sports (October 5, 2015)

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Twitter Initiative Rings True For @NDRowing

The program boasts 12 student-athletes that are enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Engineering.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (September 27, 2015)

"Viewpoint: The Future of Wi-Fi"

Wi-Fi, which just recently celebrated its 25th birthday, is an essential part of our everyday life, and it will be an integral part of the smart cities and campuses of the future. At Notre Dame, in South Bend and across the country, there are fresh ideas about expanding applications of Wi-Fi as well as making Wi-Fi itself even better. Technology developments will increase speeds, enable denser deployments and cover greater distances — but we need policymakers to continue to support unlicensed bands in the radio frequency spectrum that support Wi-Fi and related technologies, and to make more of them available.

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Published originally: Inside Science (September 23, 2015)

Construction Going Green With Asphalt And Concrete

In roadways and buildings, researchers are pushing the boundaries in recycling and reusing common materials.

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Published originally: Newswise (September/October 2015) — From an article in the American Concrete Institute Structural Journal

"Building with Recycled Concrete: Research Shows Reduced Environmental Impact"

Research shows reduced environmental impact.

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Published originally: ACS Nano (September 16, 2015)

New approach to mammograms could improve reliability

Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice. In their report in the journal ACS Nano, they describe injecting gold nanoparticles in mammary tissue to enhance the imaging of early signs of breast cancer.

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Published originally: WSBT-TV (September 14, 2015)

South Bend, Notre Dame to focus on 'smart solutions' for city

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is joining White House officials this afternoon to introduce the MetroLab Network.

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Published originally: FastCompany (August 25, 2015) — By Ben Schiller

"This Fuel-efficient Military Shelter Is Inspired by Origami"

The flat-pack design could reduce energy demand drastically compared to a standard canvas structure.

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Published originally: Concrete Products, (August 17, 2015) — By Concrete News

"Notre Dame Engineering Student Team Takes PCI 2015 Big Beam Contest"

The PCI Student Education Committee recently judged the Sika Corp.-sponsored Engineering Student Design Competition, or Big Beam Contest, challenging college or university teams to fabricate and test a precast/prestressed concrete beam with the help of local PCI Producer members. Prizes based on efficient design, highest load capacity and other criteria are awarded to the top 20 entries, drawn from a North America-wide pool.

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Published originally: WallettHub (July 2015) — With tips from Peter C. Burns, the Henry Massman Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

"WalletHub's 2015 Study on Most and Least Energy-Expensive States"

With tips from Peter C. Burns, the Henry Massman Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame.

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Published originally: WSBT TV and Radio (July 29, 2015)

"Coaches vs. Cancer Raises Money for Cancer Research"

Ryan Roeder from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, along with Sharon Stack, director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, and others participate in Coaches vs. Cancer.

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