Author Archive: Kevin Chao ‘19

Sewage Can Soon Be Converted into Bio-based Fuel

Sewage Can Soon Be Converted into Bio-based Fuel

Recent research findings at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has shown that wastewater treatment plants may have the potential to produce biocrude oil, which is a petroleum-substitute synthetic fuel, from ordinary sewage (1). The technological process being considered is called hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) (2). In HTL, […]

 
 

Novel 3-D Printing Ink Shows Promise for Bone Regeneration

Novel 3-D Printing Ink Shows Promise for Bone Regeneration

Engineers at Northwestern University have recently produced a synthetic bone material, specifically aimed to treat pediatric patients with bone defects using an innovative 3-D printing system. Many complications arise during bone implantation surgery, especially for children. Bone used for surgery is typically extracted from other parts of the body in […]

 
 

New research explains how aquatic birds dive safely at high speeds to hunt prey

New research explains how aquatic birds dive safely at high speeds to hunt prey

A research team at Virginia Tech has developed a mechanism to explain how seabirds safely plunge into the ocean when looking for food despite their slim necks (1). In order to surprise their targets, many species of seabirds dive into the ocean at speeds faster than 60 miles per hour. […]

 
 

Exploring Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Object Recognition

Exploring Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Object Recognition

James DiCarlo, Department Head and Professor of Neuroscience and Investigator at MIT, discussed his research on the neural mechanisms underlying humans’ seemingly effortless ability to solve complex problems of object recognition. Humans rapidly and accurately analyze visual environments, extracting latent content—such as category information, position, and size—from a pattern of […]

 
 

Jet Feedback in Radio Galaxies

Jet Feedback in Radio Galaxies

On September 29th, Lauranne Lanz led a seminar titled “Panchromatic View of Jet Feedback in Radio Galaxies” at Wilder Hall. Lanz received her Ph.D in astronomy from Harvard University in 2013. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Dartmouth College studying active nuclei at the center of galaxies. According to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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