Professor Eric Fossum is one of 98 innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow status. This year's fellows represent 54 universities and non-profit research institutes and together they hold more than 3,200 U.S. patents
Innovations in Ice Drilling Enable Abrupt Climate Change Discoveries
December 17, 2012 | IDPO
Innovations in directional ice drilling engineering are providing scientists and engineers with additional ice from key depths in ice sheets that will help to understand why and how abrupt climate changes occur.
A Conversation with Assistant Professor Brenden Epps
December 14, 2012
Just a few months ago Brenden Epps was a postdoc at MIT. Now the first-time Assistant Professor at Thayer has returned to the Upper Valley Region—he visited in 2004 while hiking the Appalachian Trail—bringing a vast knowledge of fluid mechanics as it relates to wind and wave energy, which he is using to research aeroelastic modeling of offshore wind turbines. Epps took a few minutes to chat about his research and his experience since arriving in August.
An Eye-Opening Discovery
December 14, 2012
Anyone who remembers waiting as a child for Magic Grow Dinosaurs to expand in water understands the gist of an invention by a team of recent B.E. graduates. While this capsule morphs into a dinosaur sponge in minutes, it takes months for the polyacrylamide gel also used in Expandable Hydrogel Sphere for Orbital Implantation to slowly expand the eye socket in patients with anophthalmia and microphthalmia, conditions of lacking an eyeball or having a small eyeball.
What can baseball teach us?
December 13, 2012 | New England Baseball Journal
At Dartmouth, baseball helps students relate to a more tangible subject at Thayer School of Engineering, where professor Rachel Obbard teaches a course called “Materials in Sport Equipment.”
Curiosity’s Cousins: Autonomous Polar Robots Explore Earth’s Extremes
December 12, 2012 | Wired Science
Earth’s poles are the wheeling grounds for two polar rovers: solar-powered Cool Robot and its younger cousin Yeti. The pair, designed by a team led by engineer Laura Ray at Dartmouth, are among the first autonomous polar robots to go to work.
What is the Future of Microwave Technology in Diagnostic Imaging?
December 10, 2012 | NCCC
Professor Paul Meaney has been working on microwave engineering for more than 15 years, primarily with Keith Paulsen, co-director of the CIR, and the Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering; professor of radiology at the Geisel School of Medicine; and director of the Advanced Imaging Center at DHMC.
Arctic Report Card: Dark Times Ahead
December 6, 2012 | Nature
The widespread reduction in snow and ice cover leads to enhanced warming. “The Arctic is one of Earth’s mirrors and that mirror is breaking,” said Donald Perovich, an Arctic researcher at Dartmouth, who participated in the report.
Mobile Health Fingerprinting
November 5, 2012
Nowadays there isn't a job a mobile device can't handle, or so it seems. A new field called mobile health, or mHealth, introduces maybe the most useful to date.
I3P Program, Founded at Dartmouth, Celebrates 10th Anniversary
October 24, 2012 | Dartmouth Now
Representatives from 28 member institutions gathered this month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).