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OSU Grad Student’s Study on Salamander Fitness Selected for Scifund Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State University graduate student’s study of the unprecedented reproductive practices among unisexual salamanders has earned the support of the national research crowd-funding initiative known as the SciFund Challenge.

Robert Denton, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, is the only Ohio-based researcher among the 75 scientists selected for this year’s fundraising campaign, the second annual round of the SciFund Challenge. Participating scientists are spending the month of May soliciting financial support from anyone and everyone who is interested in their research.

Denton already has surpassed his initial goal of $1,600. With the additional support, he will be able to expand the scope of the research on whether these salamanders’ strange reproductive habits and resulting messy genetics actually give them a leg up on their competition in the wild. (more…)

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IBM Software Helps GM Speed Global Development of New Vehicles, Including 2011 Chevrolet Volt

*IBM helps in design of software controls to manage Volt’s innovative powertrain; Provides software simulation tools to test Volt’s battery systems*

ARMONK, N.Y., – 01 Nov 2010: IBM today announced its software and simulation tools helped General Motors (GM) engineers design and develop the software in the advanced control systems on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, which was designed and engineered in just 29 months.

GM is using IBM’s sophisticated design and simulation software as part of its suite of product development software tools, allowing the company to improve time to market by responding to ever-changing consumer demands. (more…)

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