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Research Update from Prof. Palmore and Pacifici

Progress on detecting glucose levels in saliva

Dealing with the 1 percent:
Researchers at Brown have developed a new biochip sensor that that can selectively measure glucose concentrations in a complex fluid like saliva. Their approach combines dye chemistry with plasmonic interferometry. A dependable glucose monitoring system that uses saliva rather than blood would be a significant improvement in managing diabetes.

ATARI 2600: IT WAS A START

Jenkins on ‘Cool Jobs’ at World Science Festival

Intuitive controls for complex machines:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Chad Jenkins remembers the day when he knew he wanted to be a computer scientist.

It was December 25, 1981. At the age of 7, Jenkins woke up Christmas morning to find an Atari 2600 video game console and a Space Invaders game cartridge. That started an obsession with video games that Jenkins would eventually build into a career as a computer scientist and roboticist.


Actions of the Corporation

Corporation announces site for engineering building

A new engineering building:
At its regular Commencement Weekend meeting on Friday, May 23, 2014, the Corporation of Brown University approved building sites for the School of Engineering and the Division of Applied Mathematics, and formally accepted gifts to the University totaling more than $46.6 million, including several gifts for engineering and entrepreneurship.


Commencement 2014

The University Commencement and the School of Engineering undergraduate diploma ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 25.


STIFFEN THE SKIN

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight

Fine-tuning flight:
Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to control the stiffness and shape of their wings as they fly, according to a new study. The finding provides new insight about the aerodynamic fine-tuning of membrane wings, both natural and man-made.


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