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Vanderbilt radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch

Dec. 11, 2018—A third Vanderbilt radiation experiment rode into space last week on a SpaceX Falcon launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal is to model and test key electronics components for radiation sensitivity.

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Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University collects R&D 100 Award

Nov. 28, 2018—The R&D 100 Awards are an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year.

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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Online platform assures cyber-physical systems research is legit, results don’t disappear

Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is unveiling the Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization Portal, created and curated by researchers at Vanderbilt, Arizona State University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and University of Arizona.

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Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy

Nov. 1, 2018—If you use an Android device with the Chrome browser running, the tech giant knows whether you are traveling by foot or car, where you shop, how often you use your Starbucks app and when you’ve made a doctor’s appointment, according to research by Doug Schmidt.

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Vanderbilt engineers to train neural networks and enhance Chattanooga transit system

Oct. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt's Abhishek Dubey and Yuche Chen are helping to build new tools to revolutionize the energy efficiency of transit providers in Chattanooga.

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Reinhart-King receives inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Oct. 26, 2018—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award, which recognizes meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES.

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Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor’s new work

Oct. 10, 2018—Piran Kidambi's team applied the overlap in research on two-dimensional materials and membranes to address some of the most critical challenges in membrane research.

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Vanderbilt selected to evaluate NSF-funded, high school engineering curriculum

Oct. 4, 2018—The $4 million pilot program, entitled Engineering For US All, will test the effectiveness of a standardized educational curriculum across multiple states and eventually may lead to college credit.

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Quantum mechanics work lets oil industry know promise of recovery experiments before they start

Sep. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University physicists developed detailed quantum mechanical simulations that accurately predict the outcomes of various additive combinations in water used for enhanced oil recovery.

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What Google can learn from your Android phone

Sep. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt computer scientist Doug Schmidt has found that Google collects data around the clock from the phones of Android users in particular – their location, shopping habits, music, searches and more.

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