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2011-07-28 00:01:00

Mind-machine interface could lead to life-changing technologies for millions of people College Park, MD (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 "Brain cap" technology being developed at the University of Maryland allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Associate Professor of Kinesiology José 'Pepe' L. Contreras-Vidal and his team have created a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that soon could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized...

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...

2011-06-09 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...

2011-06-02 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...

2011-02-24 08:37:00

Experiment Launches with Shuttle Discovery to International Space Station COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here on Earth, the process of boiling is used for tasks ranging from cooking and heating to power generation. In space exploration, boiling may also be used for power generation and other applications, but because boiling works differently in a zero-gravity environment, it is difficult to design hardware that will not overheat or cause other problems....

2011-02-17 07:24:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) -- an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland -- is authorizing 16 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $3.7 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) MIPS fosters technology innovation and creates jobs in Maryland by funding commercially promising product...

2010-10-14 08:00:00

Alumnus Briskman Returns to Campus for October 21 Celebration COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from his latest satellite launch in Kazakhstan, Robert Briskman, co-founder of Sirius Satellite Radio, will return to the A. James Clark School of Engineering on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus on October 21, 2010, at 4:30 p.m., to be inducted into his alma mater's Innovation Hall of Fame. "Like many Innovation Hall of Famers, Rob Briskman has not only...

2010-08-25 11:23:00

Growth Supported by $200K Grant from the Maryland Biotechnology Center COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) will double its facilities and staff, expand into Shady Grove, acquire new equipment, and create a pilot plant for biofuels in College Park through the support of a $200,000 Shared Resource Grant from the Maryland Biotechnology Center. "The purpose of providing this funding to the...

2010-08-18 09:34:00

University of Maryland Engineering School Enters the Ranks of the Nation's Best COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. News & World Report 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges" released yesterday, the undergraduate program of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, was ranked 19th in the nation among all engineering programs. This marks the school's first Top 20 position for undergraduate engineering...

2010-08-12 12:49:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland, has awarded $3.3 million to 16 teams of Maryland companies and faculty developing commercially promising technology products, program officials announce today. All funding goes to the faculty members conducting the research and development on company products. "Programs such as MIPS...