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Nature Reports: Undersea robot explores life below Arctic ice

December 18, 2014

“Although 2014 has not been kind to rockets, it has been a banner year for robots of all stripes. NASA’s Curiosity rover sniffed out signs of methane on Mars; the European Space Agency dropped a washing-machine-sized lander onto a comet. And in July, researchers used a robotic diver to probe one of the most inaccessible […]

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Johns Hopkins Robo Challenge awarded JH Alumni Association grant

December 17, 2014

The JH Alumni Association has awarded the Johns Hopkins Robo Challenge a grant to fund the annual competition on May 2, 2015. Held annually, Robo Challenge is a graduate student organized robotics educational outreach effort aimed at middle and high school students. For more information on the Robo Challenge event and training sessions for teachers […]

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What Juggling Is Teaching Scientists About Running

September 24, 2014

Research on juggling is giving scientists a better understanding of how we’re able to do “no-brainer” activities like walking and running. A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology shows that touch sensation, also known as haptic feedback, plays an important role in maintaining the rhythm that is integral to juggling. “The haptic sensation is […]

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Mert Ankarali Named 2015 Siebel Scholar

September 24, 2014

LCSR’s Mustafa Mert Ankarali, a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to join the prestigious Siebel Scholars Class of 2015. This scholarship is awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from world’s leading graduate schools. Mert is the first Siebel Scholar from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at […]

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JHU student team advances to finals of $10M Tricorder XPRIZE competition

September 24, 2014

A team of 19 Johns Hopkins undergraduates just got one step closer to winning a coveted $10 million prize. Aezon Health is now one of 10 finalist teams in the running for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a three-and-a-half-year international contest to develop small, consumer-friendly self-diagnosis “tricorders” a la the fictional gizmo used by Dr. Leonard […]

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The Eyes Have It: Advancements in Multiple Sclerosis Research

September 24, 2014

It turns out the eyes are a window to more than just the soul. Thanks to software developed by Jerry Prince, the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a simple scan of the eye is allowing doctors to assess and better understand the progression of multiple sclerosis.   Get the story.

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Ralph Etienne-Cummings organizes 20th Anniversary Workshop for Telluride 2014

September 24, 2014

This is the 20th Anniversary of the Workshop, and ~25 years since the conception of the “Meadian” version of Neuromorphic Engineering. Hence, we plan a celebratory Workshop, where some of the originators and benefactors of the field will participate in discussions of the successes and challenges over the past 25 years and prognosticate the potential […]

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A Conversation with Russ Taylor

September 23, 2014

“One of the things that Hopkins has done better than almost any school for a long time now is to involve undergraduates in research in a serious way…I ended up doing a sort of roll-your-own major.” LCSR Director Russ Taylor talks about his career—getting his start as an undergrad at Johns Hopkins University—returning to join […]

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