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2011-08-31 07:23:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: Nineteen laboratories involved in robotics research at the University of Maryland will be open for tours and demonstrations. Live demonstrations of particular visual interest: Medical robots compatible with MRI technology that can be used for biopsies and neurosurgery; brain-machine interfaces for restoring the ability to walk Using brainwaves...

2011-07-14 08:51:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 13, the students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering completed their scheduled summer flight session with a new unofficial flight duration of 12.4 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will shatter the team's previous 4.2-second U.S. national record set in May. Between the May flights and yesterday's, the...

2011-06-23 11:35:00

Seek Blend of Military and Academic Personnel Perspectives to Generate New Technologies COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By bringing together military service officers and engineering and science researchers in a pilot program this summer, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will take a first step toward developing a new method for revolutionizing future defense...

2011-06-09 07:14:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one is happy about rising gas prices, and to make matters worse, up to 60 percent of each $4 gallon is wasted, lost as heat that pours out of the exhaust pipe. But what if some of that heat could be collected and converted back into electricity that can recharge the battery that powers the lights, wipers, power steering, or even the electric motor in a hybrid vehicle? The technology to do just that exists, but it's still a work...

2011-06-03 08:50:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland researchers in the A. James Clark School of Engineering have expressed concerns regarding the validity of recent findings announced in the Journal of the American Medical Association and a World Health Organization panel suggesting that radiation from cell phones may be carcinogenic. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Christopher Davis and Senior Research Scientist Quirino Balzano co-wrote a...

2011-06-02 15:06:00

Federation Aeronautique Internationale to Begin Evaluation of Flight for World Records COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association has certified that on May 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing...

2011-05-12 18:05:00

University of Maryland's "Gamera" Takes Flight, Achieves World Record with Female Pilot Aboard COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, pedaled furiously, taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds, setting a world record...

2011-05-04 07:08:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In a step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize, a team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will attempt for the first time to test-fly their human-powered helicopter, called Gamera. Gamera has a rotor at each of the four ends of its X-shaped frame, with the pilot's module suspended at the middle. Each crossbar of the frame is 60 feet...

2011-04-06 16:38:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces eight finalists for the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition has served as a launch pad for Inc. 500 and additional multi-million-dollar companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) Finalists were selected among 20 semi-finalists and 71 initial entries in the categories of...

2011-03-08 10:48:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 8, 2011 -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces 20 high-technology and biotechnology semifinalists for the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition has served as a launch pad for Inc. 500 companies. Semi-finalists were selected among 71 entries in the categories of high-technology and biotechnology and undergraduate students. Entries, submitted as executive summaries, were...