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  • $100MM Stanford Research Institute Tackles Big Energy Issues

    Stanford University announced that it's establishing a $100 million research institute to focus on energy issues. In addition to $30 million already spent yearly on energy research, new funding will enable the hiring of additional faculty and support new graduate students. The new institute is to be known as the Precourt Institute for Energy, after Jay Precourt, an energy executive and Stanford alumnus who donated $50 million to Stanford.More
  • Johns Hopkins Researchers Fabricate Wireless Microgrippers for Grabbing Living Cells

    Johns Hopkins University researchers have invented dust-particle-sized devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes, or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals, paving the way for the use of tiny, mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals.More
  • Coast Guard Academy Taps University WebChat To Speak with Potential Students

    The United States Coast Guard Academy, a military college in New London, CT, has adopted University WebChat to aid in communicating with potential students online.More