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Saving Da Vinci's Last Supper From Air Pollution
2011-11-23 04:14:55

USC air quality monitors show dramatic reduction in air pollution at the painting's location Having survived long centuries, political upheaval, and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Last Supper now faces the risk of damage from air pollution due to its location in one of Western Europe's most polluted cities. In late 2009, the refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, where the painting is located, installed a sophisticated heating, ventilation, and...

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2011-05-26 10:51:09

USC engineers are creating a high-tech aid for blind and partially blind people who have long depended on white canes as their only tool for getting around For the visually impaired, navigating city streets or neighborhoods has constant challenges. And most such people still must rely on a very rudimentary technology"”a simple cane"”to help them make their way through a complex world. A group of University of Southern California engineering researchers is working to change that by...

2011-04-26 15:18:00

Interdisciplinary team led by USC Viterbi to develop solutions that will save, extend, and improve patient lives. LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, and the Los Angeles Basin Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) have been selected to participate in the exclusive Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program. Announced April 22 by the...

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2011-02-01 10:16:18

'4 billion addresses are just not enough for 7 billion people' and the latest Internet census shows how As Internet authorities prepare to announce that they have handed over all of the available addresses, a USC research group that monitors address usage has completed the latest in its series of Internet censuses. There is some good news, according to computer scientist John Heideman, who heads a team at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute that has just...

2010-08-25 12:31:00

TR35 to be Honored at Technology Review's EmTech@MIT 2010 Conference in September LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California announced today that Michelle Povinelli, a member of the faculty of the Viterbi School of Engineering, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 for her research on the optical properties of nano-structured materials. Selected from more than 300 nominees...


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