Lighting up Playtime

Average toys for toddlers are entertaining, but not always educational. That was the issue Ryan Ferrin faced before developing the concept for “Chameleon Car.” It’s a revolutionary toddler’s toy that promotes interaction with the world, not simply stimulus from an electronic device. The idea: Take a basic, translucent car body and turn it into something […]

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Battle for Net Neutrality in New Game: 404sight

Net neutrality is one of the hottest topics today, and a team of 12 graduate students is helping bring attention to it in an unusual way. They created a video game, 404Sight, as part of the top-ranked Entertainment Arts and Engineering program. Its success has exceeded their expectations. They released the game for free in […]

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Clothing That Makes a Statement

Colby Russo, a freshman pre-business student, wants you to wear a shirt or jacket made by his company, Evōk Clothing. Yeah, you’ll look fashionable wearing it. But, more importantly, you’ll be wearing something with a message. You’ll be saying, “I support local artists, locally made products and fair pay for a day’s work.” Russo explains: […]

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Blam. Cancer. Blam. Cancer. Blam.

Cervical cancer is almost eradicated in the developed world, where detection is made quickly and treatments are readily available. But, in the developing world, where doctors and equipment are scarce, many more women die of the disease — as many as 90 percent of the 250,000 women who die of it annually. A transdisciplinary team […]

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Business Front, Personality Back

As a freshman, Nathalie Linge recognized a need for more attractive, functional ties and began collaborating. Over the next year, INK Menswear was created. The idea: a tongue-and-tail-designed tie with a sleek, sophisticated front and a pop of pattern on the back. The design caters to those who must look professional for work or other […]

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Next Standard in TB Detection

A new “TB Breathalyzer” sensor created by a Ph.D. student at the U aims to provide a point-of-care solution for millions at risk of getting tuberculosis, a fatal lung disease. “Ten million people are affected by tuberculosis every year,” said its creator, Dhiman Bhattacharyya, whose work involves functionalized titanium dioxide nanotubes to detect disease biomarkers […]

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A Six-Pack on Your Back

Cold beverages at a sporting event or on a camping trip are generally a luxury. Luckily, U students Kelton Ekblad (political science) and Daxton Wilson (geophysics) have invented a product that will quench thirst, no matter where you are. Prohibition Technology, their newly founded company, has designed a drink-dispensing backpack — like a vending machine […]

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