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Bridge Testing

Bend or Break? Students Test Bridge Designs    

Freshmen in ECS 101 found out how many 19-pound weights their wooden bridge designs could hold. Read more.


Professor Yuzhe Tang on Bitcoin, Criminal Activity and How Digital Currencies are Disrupting Traditional Banking

Tang says that while Bitcoin is like the dollar, investors should understand that it is not subject to the same oversight and has become the currency of choice for many criminals.

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Dr. Jonathan Greenburg

Bioengineering Alum Invents #1 Mouthpiece For Snoring

Jonathan Greenburg’s device, the ZYPPAH, is a comfortable, relatively inexpensive mouthpiece that doesn’t require a prescription.

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SU Awarded $1.2 Million to Develop New Energy Saving Technology

The technology will detect human presence inside buildings to dramatically reduce energy use in residential settings.

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Exploring Fluid Dynamics in Virtual Reality

Researchers are developing a way to apply VR to flow visualization. Read more.

Invent@SU Students Design Adjustable Size Shoes

Comfeet adjustable shoes can expand as children’s feet grow, using recycled materials. Read more.

Professor Nangia Awarded Access to Specialized Supercomputer

Nangia and her research team have been awarded access to the Anton 2 supercomputer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to advance their research of the blood-brain barrier. Read more.

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