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Engineering and Technology

Vanderbilt research targets chemical and biological weapon detection

Jan. 26, 2007— Vanderbilt University researchers, in conjunction with colleagues at several other institutions, are working on a project that promises significant improvement in the control of proteins for a number of uses, including the detection of chemical and biological weapons.

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Raindrop research improves understanding of water erosion

Jan. 19, 2007— There is a dark side to even the humble raindrop. A single drop is harmless, but when billions of raindrops from a cloudburst fall on bare soil they strike like billions of tiny hammers, dislodging tons of soil per acre which is carried away by surface runoff.

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