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Tapping Electrical Signals: Turning Thought Into Action
University of Rhode Island Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Walt Besio, epilepsy, electrodes, diagnosis
April 24th, 2014
Biomedical engineer Walt Besio uses his brother's paralysis as motivation to invent technology to help people with disabilities return to a more normal life.
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Surfing the Web: Protecting Identities Online
Roger Dingledine, computer scientist
March 17th, 2014
Roger Dingledine developed and runs a worldwide network to keep Internet users anonymous.
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What Holds Back Women Research Faculty?
Economics researcher Donna Ginther explores why so few women occupy senior research posts.
January 23rd, 2014
Economics researcher Donna Ginther explores why so few women occupy senior research posts.
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Moving at the Speed of Clicks: Improving Computer Efficiency
Computer scientist Mark Hill uncovers inefficiencies in computer workflows and helps make computers more powerful, energy efficient and easier to program
April 17th, 2014
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
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Computer Scientist Uses Creativity to Teach Computer Skills
computer scientist Wanda Eugene
February 28th, 2014
Incorporating cultural norms into a computing system's technology interface helps adults learn computer skills faster.
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That's Dr. Gadget to You
Kyla McMullen, computer science, 3-d sound technology
December 30th, 2013
Kyla McMullen was mystified by the magic of electronic gizmos and spent much of her time figuring out how they worked so it was a no brainer when she chose computer science as her college major.
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Computer Scientist Andrea Johnson: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Andrea Johnson, computer science, plain language, voting, elections , voter access
December 3rd, 2013
Andrea Johnson, who works on Prime III, an electronic system designed to improve voting accessibility, discusses her passion for her field.
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Conservation Efforts Not Just for Tree Huggers
Sean Hoban preserves endangered plant species
March 31st, 2014
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
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Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Goes Digital
Clemente Aguilar with friends, computational biology
February 25th, 2014
Computational biologist Clemente Aguilar uses computers to investigate the molecular mechanisms of disease.
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From Twitter to Cancer Treatment, Computer Science Impacts
Anthony Joseph, sciencelives, cloud computing
December 30th, 2013
Anthony Joseph defends computing from cyber attacks.
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