Latest Rutgers University Stories

2010-04-03 07:46:58

Two computer scientists explored how smart phones can be hacked, hijacked and exploited without their owner's knowledge Smart phones are becoming a common part of everyday life. Millions of Americans are using these powerful devices whose impressive capabilities and features rival that of desktop computers from just a few years ago, including new tools that can help simplify everyday tasks such as finding a parking garage or the nearest drycleaner. But suppose you're a criminal who wants to...

2010-03-26 07:04:53

Early training seems to keep mice sharper as they age Mice trained to improve their working memory become more intelligent, suggesting that similar improvements in working memory might help human beings enhance their brain power, according to research published Thursday in Current Biology by researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Working memory refers to a short-term memory system used to complete a task, such as remembering a phone number, a grocery list, reading...

2010-03-24 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 31, hear from the woman who has helped bring more than 200 film, television and video productions to the City of Philadelphia. Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, will share her inside knowledge of the film industry and discuss new projects slated for the city at the Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD), to be held at Table 31 in the Comcast...

2010-03-17 13:30:00

PlayStation 3-based system developed by Rutgers engineers; evaluated in Indiana University School of Medicine pilot trial Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove...

2010-03-16 09:00:00

EDISON, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- netForensics, Inc., a leader in the Security Information Management market, today announced that President and CEO Dale Cline has been named to Rutgers University's CEO Roundtable. Cline, one of just a handful of technology leaders selected to the roundtable, joins forty other CEOs and corporate leaders throughout the tri-state area. Established in late 2009, the Rutgers University CEO Roundtable seeks to create a partnership between Corporate...

2010-02-26 07:00:00

Additional research focuses on practical application of nanotechnology across a wide range of fields including homeland defense and the environment Huixin He, associate  professor of nanoscale chemistry at Rutgers University, Newark, and Tamara Minko, professor at the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer. Under traditional chemotherapy,...

2010-02-22 13:20:00

Computer scientists at Rutgers University have shown how a familiar type of personal computer security threat can now attack new generations of smart mobile phones, with the potential to cause more serious consequences. The researchers, who are presenting their findings at a mobile computing workshop this week in Maryland, demonstrated how such a software attack could cause a smart phone to eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner's travels, or rapidly drain its battery to render the phone...

2010-02-13 09:13:52

Theoretical spectroscopy and computational model reveal hidden ordered state Electrons in complex matter sometimes arrange themselves into strange patterns, which remain shrouded in mystery. Finding the organizing principles and classifying their phases is an important challenge in understanding condensed matter. One such material is URu2Si2. "URu2Si2 is a man-made compound based on uranium, which undergoes an unknown phase transition," said Kristjan Haule of the Center for Materials Theory...

2010-01-20 18:13:32

A new brain-based computational model is helping to understand how Parkinson's disease and dopamine medications"”used to treat motor symptoms caused by the disease"” can affect learning and attention. As reported in a forthcoming article in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/jocn.2010.21420, a new computational model, developed by Drs. Ahmed Moustafa and Mark Gluck, at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at...

2010-01-15 09:30:03

Twenty PECASE awardees were nominated by NSF from its distinguished pool of CAREER awardees At the White House Wednesday, President Barack Obama bestowed on 100 men and women the United States government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers--the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Among the awardees, twenty were nominated by the National Science Foundation. These awardees come from...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'