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July 6, 2016
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Energy-saving devices work – if you use them correctly

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it. A new study led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Procedia Engineering shows that people … Continue reading

November 4, 2012
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Advancing the Digital Humanities

Bryan Carter, a UA assistant professor of Africana studies, is among faculty members in the arts and humanities more readily employing consumer-based technologies in educational, creative, interdisciplinary and engaging ways. Take a guess – what are the most common uses … Continue reading

February 18, 2012
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Cellphone Use Linked to Selfish Behavior in UMD Study

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Though cellphones are usually considered devices that connect people, they may make users less socially minded, finds a recent study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Marketing professors Anastasiya Pocheptsova and … Continue reading

December 12, 2011
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Nanocrystals Go Bare: Berkeley Lab Researchers Strip Material’s Tiny Tethers

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a universal technique for stripping nanocrystals of tether-like molecules that until now have posed as obstacles for their integration into devices. These findings could … Continue reading

March 6, 2011
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JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted ‘Spin-Orbit Coupling’ in Atomic Gases

*Technique suggests an avenue for creating new kinds of superconductivity* COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have for the … Continue reading

December 4, 2010
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GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way

The prevalence of global positioning system (GPS) devices in everything from cars to cell phones has almost made getting lost a thing of the past. But what do you do when your GPS isn’t working? Researchers from North Carolina State … Continue reading

October 25, 2010
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New Generation Kindle Device Sales Already Surpass Fourth Quarter 2009 – The Peak Holiday Shopping Season and Busiest Time of Year on Amazon

*Amazon.com Customers Now Buying More Bestsellers on Kindle Than Paperbacks and Hardcovers Combined–At a Rate of 2 to 1* SEATTLE, Oct 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The new generation Kindle devices are the fastest-selling Kindles of all time and the … Continue reading