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December 28, 2016
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Resonance in Rainbow Bridge

University of Utah study listens to the natural bridge vibrate and sing Utah’s iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and man-made vibrations, according to a new University of Utah study, published September 21 in Geophysical Research Letters. The study characterizes … Continue reading

May 29, 2016
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Vibrations make large landslides flow like fluid

New research shows why some large landslides travel greater distances across flat land than scientists would generally expect, sometimes putting towns and populations far from mountainsides at risk. PROVIDENCE, R.I. and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study may finally explain … Continue reading

September 26, 2014
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Do we live in a 2-D hologram?

New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe—including whether … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly

The internal circadian clock of a Drosophila (fruit fly) can be synchronised using vibrations, according to research published today in the journal Science. The study suggests that an animal’s own movements can influence its clock. The circadian clock, which underlies … Continue reading

February 18, 2013
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Seeing Through Smoke

Sensor gloves detect obstacles for firefighters in smoky rooms University of Minnesota researchers have taken a step toward providing first responders with a new means of finding their way through dark or smoky buildings. Lucy Dunne, an assistant professor in … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
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Most Powerful Millimeter-Scale Energy Harvester Generates Electricity from Vibrations

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Electrical engineers at the University of Michigan have built a device that can harness energy from vibrations and convert it to electricity with five to 10 times greater efficiency and power than other devices in its class. And … Continue reading

April 11, 2011
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Under Pressure: Germanium

Washington, D.C. — Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation computer architecture as well as implications for … Continue reading