In Mexico, A Dartmouth Grad Fights Poverty Through Capitalism
March 30, 2013 | Forbes
Dartmouth engineer Fernando Orta '08 returned to his hometown of Mexico City and founded a financial services company called Podemos Progresar (“We can move forward") with a mission to create products and services that change people’s lives.
Can the Ice Wall in Game of Thrones Survive Science?
March 27, 2013 | Wired
Dartmouth engineering professor Mary Albert, Executive Director of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office, explains why the large ice wall in HBO's "Game of Thrones" would not exist in real life.
High-tech ‘Yeti’ may revolutionize exploration near North and South poles
March 11, 2013 | The Washington Post
Professor Laura Ray's Yeti is a self-guided polar robot that uses ground-penetrating radar to map what lies beneath the ice — often, a crevasse waiting to claim lives and expensive equipment.
Battery-Powered Yeti Guides Antarctic Explorers Past Concealed Crevasses
March 11, 2013 | Gizmodo
Tractor crews are being led by the Yeti, a four-wheel drive rover equipped with ground penetrating radar designed by students at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering coordinating with engineers from CRREL.
Robot Yeti Tells You Where Not to Go in Antarctica
March 7, 2013 | IEEE Spectrum
Researchers from Dartmouth, including professor of engineering Laura Ray and her students, came up with Yeti, a GPS-guided robot that can drag a ground-penetrating radar around to detect impending doom.
Yeti Robot Finds Deadly Antarctic Crevasses So We Don’t Have To
March 5, 2013 | Slate
Meet the Yeti. This four-wheel-drive rover drags a ground-penetrating radar arm capable of logging information that tells scientists what lies below.
Robot Called ‘Yeti’ Finds Cracks in Antarctic Ice
March 5, 2013 | LiveScience
Meet Yeti, a faithful rover of the robotic kind that sniffs out dangerous crevasses for convoys crossing the glaciers of Antarctica and Greenland—developed by a team of students led by Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray.
Seed funding aims to improve prostate cancer diagnoses
March 4, 2013 | Dartmouth Medicine
Ryan Halter, assistant professor of engineering and adjunct assistant professor of surgery at Geisel School of Medicine, is working to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnoses.
Who Needs Batteries? Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air
March 1, 2013 | NHPR
NHPR interviews the VP of energy storage company SustainX, founded in 2007 by Professor Charles Hutchinson and engineering students Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09, Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04, '08, and Troy McBride Th'01.
How a Robot Is Changing the Game of Antarctic Science
February 28, 2013 | Wired Science
Dartmouth engineering professor Laura Ray’s Antarctic work could preview a new era in the relationship between human scientists and robotic field assistants.