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Phone-Based Microscope Developed for Water Testing

An engineering lab at University of Houston in Texas designed an inexpensive lens that when placed over a smartphone’s camera, turns the phone into a microscope. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Microscope Developed for Water Testing

Small Business Grant Funds Natural Dyes Crop Research

A company making natural dyes for clothing and a plant science research center are discovering genomic processes to improve plants producing indigo, the dye giving blue jeans its color. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Natural Dyes Crop Research

Computer Models to Boost 3-D Print Designs in Mfring

An academic-industry team is developing computer-based methods to improve the design for three-dimensional printing of complex manufactured items. . . . → Read More: Computer Models to Boost 3-D Print Designs in Mfring

NSF Funding Data Mining for Depression Diagnosis

A computer scientist at University of Texas in Arlington is developing data mining techniques and algorithms to help clinicians analyze unstructured notes accumulated from patients in therapy for depression. . . . → Read More: NSF Funding Data Mining for Depression Diagnosis

Danforth Center, Valent Partner on Underground Plant Imaging

A plant science center and crop science company are developing a large-scale X-ray imaging system to measure root development in plants. . . . → Read More: Danforth Center, Valent Partner on Underground Plant Imaging

NSF Grant Funds Biosensing Laser Research

Yuze “Alice” Sun (University of Texas, Arlington)

9 February 2016. An engineering professor at University of Texas in Arlington received a grant from National Science Foundation for research on lasers with fluid samples to detect indicators of disease. Yuze Sun, known as Alice, is the recipient of a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development award . . . → Read More: NSF Grant Funds Biosensing Laser Research

Researchers Develop Eye Injury Test, Start Company

OcuCheck biosensor (L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois – Champaign)

9 December 2015. A medical and engineering team at University of Illinois in Champaign designed a sensor providing a quick, portable test for the severity of eye injuries. The researchers led by bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan and ophthalmologist Leanne Labriola at Carle Foundation Hospital . . . → Read More: Researchers Develop Eye Injury Test, Start Company

Wearable Personal Instruction System Being Developed

Grad student Zhou Chen uses Gabriel and Google Glass with freehand sketching (Carnegie Mellon University)

2 December 2015. A device that provides personal step-by-step instruction to individuals as they undertake various tasks is being developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. The system, designed in the lab of professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan, is funded . . . → Read More: Wearable Personal Instruction System Being Developed

NSF Funds Math Tutoring Software Commercialization

Animated characters used in MathSpring tutoring software (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

18 August 2015. Software to help primary and secondary school students learn mathematics is receiving financial support from National Science Foundation to bring the software to market. NSF awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 to Beverly Woolf, a computer scientist at University of . . . → Read More: NSF Funds Math Tutoring Software Commercialization

North Texas Campuses Researching Assistive Technologies

Ovidiu Daescu (University of Texas, Dallas)

10 April 2015. Two University of Texas campuses, in Dallas and nearby Arlington, formed a research center to study software solutions for assistive technologies that benefit disabled and able-bodied people alike. The iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance, funded for five years by National Science . . . → Read More: North Texas Campuses Researching Assistive Technologies