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NanoEngineering Department established at Jacobs School

NanoEngineering Department established at Jacobs School

A new department, the Jacobs School's sixth, will address fundamental chemical and physical issues that arise when engineers work at the nanoscale. more »

Serving up Spam & Scams

Serving up spam & scams

Two computer science professors find a way to counter the purveyors of online scams and unwanted emails. more »

New stem cell lab

New stem cell lab

Bioengineering researchers will define and understand the culture conditions and growth requirements that control stem cell differentiation. more »

Primate sperm: speed matters

Primate sperm: speed matters

Sperm cells from promiscuous primate species swim faster and with more force than those from more monogamous species. The surprise involved human sperm. more »

Biofuels from cornstalks, not kernels

Biofuels from cornstalks, not kernels

Engineers are building a prototype reactor that uses steam and catalysts to convert "cellulosic" wastes directly into alcohol. more »

Professor's pet: agile hopping robot

Professor's pet: agile hopping robot

iHop, a sheltie-sized hopping robot, can balance on a toe, jump, and twist in mid-air like a canine agility course champion. more »

Digital dandelions

Digital dandelions

Revealing maps of Internet connectivity bear a striking resemblance to collections of the fluffy parachutes of dandelion seeds. more »