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Vanderbilt medical researchers, engineers play major role in new national center established to secure the privacy of electronic health information

May. 28, 2010—Slowly but steadily the U.S. health care community is moving into the digital age: shifting their medical records from paper to electronic information systems. This movement raises serious concerns about security and privacy of patients’ medical information.

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Watch: Engineering, Innovation, and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Feb. 24, 2010—Watch video beginning of a talk by Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus, MIT.

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Watch: Vanderbilt students launch new apps for iPhone, Android

Feb. 17, 2010—Watch video about new applications developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

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Vanderbilt students launch new apps for iPhone, Android

Feb. 17, 2010—Finding out where to eat, what's happening and how to get around are common questions on every college campus. Now at Vanderbilt University, the answers to these questions can be quickly and easily found using new applications developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

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Watch: “Advanced Computing for a Clean Energy Future”

Jan. 15, 2010—Watch video of the School of Engineering's Hall Lecture, given by the Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Thomas Zacharia.

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Vanderbilt engineers play key role in new DOE energy frontier research center

Apr. 29, 2009—A team of Vanderbilt engineers will play a key role in a new federal effort to significantly improve our understanding of how gases and liquids interact with solid surfaces – basic studies that have potential applications ranging from better batteries to more efficient methods for converting solar and electrical energy into fuel, improved fuel cells and enhancing the corrosion resistance of materials.

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Network turns soldiers’ helmets into sniper location system

Mar. 24, 2009—Imagine a platoon of soldiers fighting in a hazardous urban environment who carry personal digital assistants that can display the location of enemy shooters in three dimensions and accurately identify the caliber and type of weapons they are firing.

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Robot playmates monitor emotional state of children with ASD

Feb. 17, 2009—The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills that they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system that allows a robot to monitor a child's emotional state.

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Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, "Operational Risk Management," by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University.

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Video: Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—Watch video of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz discussing risk and his book, "Operational Risk Management."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Smart’ anti-tip system for manual wheelchairs, improved ergonomics for Nissan Atlimas and Maximas and an anthropomorphic robot hand showcased at Vanderbilt’s Engineering Senior Design Day

Apr. 21, 2008—Vanderbilt engineering seniors will display their innovations Tuesday, April 22, during the School of Engineering\'s Senior Design Day, which is open to the public.

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Vanderbilt engineers part of $2.8 million grant to link war fighters to global information grid

Feb. 27, 2008—A computer freeze-up in the office is a hassle. In a fighter jet peppered with enemy fire, it\'s a crisis. Getting the increasingly large and complex systems people have come to rely on to interface and interact without shutting down has been the focus of engineering professor Doug Schmidt\'s career.

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