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2013-03-04 13:22:04

Physicists make first direct measurements of polarization states of light Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light. Their work both overcomes some important challenges of Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle and also is applicable to qubits, the building blocks of quantum information theory. They report their results in a paper published...

Quantum Dots Used To Generate Electricity From Waste Heat
2013-02-14 14:46:17

University of Rochester A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat, potentially making microcircuits more efficient. "The system is really a simple one, which exploits certain properties of quantum dots to harvest heat," Professor Andrew Jordan of the University of Rochester said. "Despite this simplicity, the power it could generate is still larger than any other nanoengine that has been considered until now."...

Researchers Use Twitter Posts To Track Flu Rates
2013-02-08 14:33:04

[Watch Video: Tracking The Flu With Twitter] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you tweet when you feel under the weather, your 140 characters may just become an indicator for a flu outbreak in your area. Researchers at the University of Rochester in upstate New York have used the GPS tags on Twitter to map out areas in cities where the flu rate is higher, or nonexistent. Over the past year researchers looked at several metropolitan areas, primarily in the...

“The Search For Alien Life” With Guest Dr. Eric Mamajek (Part 3): Your Universe Today Podcasts
2013-01-14 14:57:21

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In this installment of our new podcast series Your Universe Today, redOrbit´s resident astronomer Dr. John Millis spoke with Dr. Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester about the possibility of finding life beyond Earth. This is the final interview in a three-part series on the topic. If you haven´t already, be sure to listen to part 1 “How Planets Form” and part 2 “Planet Hunting.”...

Planet Hunting: Your Universe Today Podcast
2013-01-07 12:37:01

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In this installment of our new podcast series Your Universe Today, redOrbit´s resident astronomer Dr. John Millis spoke with Dr. Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester about the search for planets outside of our solar system and the possibility of finding life beyond Earth. This is part two of a three-part series on the topic, so be sure to listen to part 1 of “How Planets Form”. “¦...

How Planets Form: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2012-12-31 09:56:42

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Starting in early 2013, redOrbit will be launching a new podcast series called Your Universe Today, where we interview leading scientists about cutting-edge research in everything from space travel to the origins of our Universe. But we´re in the holiday spirit and couldn´t wait until January to unveil our new podcast project, so we´ve decided to give you a sneak peak of what´s to come. In...

Light-based Hydrogen Production Substantially Improved
2012-11-09 08:56:20

[ Watch The Video ] University of Rochester Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the output and lowering the cost of current light-driven hydrogen-production systems. The work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, was led by chemistry professors Richard Eisenberg, Todd Krauss, and Patrick Holland,...

2012-11-01 23:17:41

In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases. “One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access to a safe...

2012-10-26 04:00:04

Rochester Optical will now offer free exams for infants at their Greece location as part of the AOA's InfantSee program. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Rochester Optical is proud to announce our participation in the American Optometric Association´s (AOA) InfantSee program that offers free eye exams for infants. The InfantSEE program checks a child´s vision, refractive status, binocular (eye teaming) coordination, eye movement and focusing skills, peripheral awareness, and...

Tattoo Ink Infections On The Rise
2012-09-07 04:39:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study by researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center examined a local outbreak of infections related to tattoo ink. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included documentation of 19 different cases in the Rochester, New York area. This is the highest number of cases ever reported to be associated with tattoo infections caused by a bacteria often found in tap water. The...


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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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