Federal agency awards contract for sea ice study
September 22, 2011 | Associated Press via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement awarded Dartmouth engineering professor Erland Shulson a contract of nearly a half-million dollars to study how Arctic sea ice fractures, breaks and flows in open waters.
Simbex, Dartmouth Medical School, and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth were awarded a two-year $1.3M grant from the National Operating Committee on Standards in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) to expand their research collaboration on concussions in athletes.
Chip-level advances that may change computing
September 13, 2011 | Computerworld
In February 2010, Michel and his collaborators, Lionel Kimerling and Jifeng Liu, successfully created and tested a functioning circuit that incorporates Ge laser data transfers.
Running Backs Take Hardest Hits to the Head, Linemen Take the Most, U.S. College Football Study Find
September 7, 2011 | Science Daily
A new study documents the nature of head blows by player position. Captured data allowed the team of researchers from Brown, Dartmouth, Virginia Tech, and sensor-maker and Dartmouth spin-off Simbex to discern how hard the hit was, how often each player was hit, and where on the helmet they were hit.
DMS lands grant for regional biomedical research center
August 22, 2011 | Dartmouth Medical School
Under an $11-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) will establish an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). Faculty serving as principal investigators in COBRE's first four research projects include Thayer School of Engineering biostatistician Mark Borsuk.
Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production Of Biofuels
August 15, 2011 | Nano Patents and Innovations
The team's results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as "Mutant alcohol dehydrogenase leads to improved ethanol tolerance in Clostridium thermocellum." The team includes Professor Lee Lynd.
On endless ice, searching for clues to our future
August 15, 2011 | Associated Press
Two young Dartmouth College engineering graduates put one potential answer on display, testing Professor Laura Ray's tiny, tractor-like "Yeti" autonomous robot over the ice.
Polar Researchers Harness Robots That Thrive in the Midnight Sun
August 3, 2011 | The New York Times
Professor Laura Ray's battery-powered Yeti and its close relative—a solar-powered version called Cool Robot—could one day expand scientists' access to Earth's poles and enhance their ability to study climate change.
Harnessing Robots to Study Inaccessible Arctic
August 3, 2011 | Scientific American
New robots—including Professor Laura Ray's "Yeti" and "Cool Robot"— undergoing field tests could expand scientists' access to polar regions and improve understanding of climate change.
Second Annual Engineering in Medicine Symposium a Success!
July 25, 2011 | The Graduate Forum
Redesigning Cancer Imaging and Therapy: Researchers from bioengineering and cancer medicine gathered to discuss new imaging tools, molecular targeting approaches, contrast agents, and therapeutic delivery methods.