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Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

University of Rochester Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light Find a space with total darkness and slowly move your hand from side to side in front of your face. What do you see? If the answer is a shadowy shape moving past, you are probably not imagining things. With the help of computerized eye trackers, a new cognitive science study finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light....

Extremely-thin Membranes Clear Way For Chip-sized Pumps
2013-10-28 18:23:48

University of Rochester The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military and for homeland security efforts. One of the challenges of "lab-on-a-chip" technology is the need for miniaturized pumps to move solutions through micro-channels. Electroosmotic pumps...

Vapors Turned Into Foam-like Polymer Coatings
2013-10-11 12:12:34

University of Rochester Polymers -- the essential component of plastics -- are found in countless commercial, medical, and industrial products. Polymers that are porous are called foam polymers and are especially useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties. Now a researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customizable coatings of foam-like polymers. The process, developed by Mitchell Anthamatten, a chemical engineer at...

2013-09-13 23:01:15

The RRPC presented awards to four individuals who have helped advance the Optics, Photonics and Imaging industry in the Rochester region. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC) announced the recipients of three annual awards and a special lifetime achievement award at its annual meeting on Thursday, September 5 at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The RRPC Entrepreneurship Award was awarded to Michael Bechtold, CEO of Optipro, for...

Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond Optically Levitated By Researchers
2013-08-13 10:17:15

University of Rochester [ Watch The Video - Floating Nanodiamonds Light Measured For First Time ] Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space. In a paper published this week in Optics Letters, they describe how they used a laser to trap nanodiamonds in space, and – using another laser – caused the diamonds to emit light at given frequencies. The experiment, led by Nick...

Madagascar No Longer An Evolutionary Hotspot Research Suggests
2013-07-10 16:49:38

University of Rochester Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the planet. But research suggests the island's heyday of species development may be all but over. "A staggering number of species are found only on Madagascar," said Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology, "but this research shows there are limits to the number of...

2013-05-28 23:17:19

Northeast Laser & Electropolish, a Monroe, CT based laser processing and metal finishing company, is pleased to announce that it has obtained ISO 13485:2003 certification from QMI-SAI Global registration services. Monroe, CT (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Kurt England, one of the founding partners of the organization, issued the following statement: "Northeast Laser´s supply chain management and contract manufacturing services have been steadily growing, so it became imperative for us to...

Visual IQ Test Eliminates Cultural Bias
2013-05-23 15:40:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Testing for intelligence can be a tricky proposition, with the tests themselves often being the product of cultural or intellectual biases. Researchers from the University at Rochester believe they have found a simple, context-free visual test that can determine a person´s IQ regardless of cultural background, according to their report in the journal Current Biology. "Because intelligence is such a broad construct, you can't...

2013-05-20 23:18:10

University of Rochester will share the winning approach that led to increased funding and wider recognition. Boston (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that it will host a complimentary webinar led by Paul Wurster, Assistant Director of Facilities at the University of Rochester, on how developing a positive approach to facilities capital planning gained more widespread...

2013-03-05 11:46:40

If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience. "In real life and in academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims in cases of social aggression," says co-author Richard Ryan, professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester. "This study shows that when people bend to pressure to exclude others, they...


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Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned his Master of Science degree in engineering in June...

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