A new computer algorithm that can “fill in” underground water levels in areas where quality data is not available could lead to improved models of groundwater flow in regions where pumping and aquifer depletion are a concern.
Carla Shatz has won the Kavli Neuroscience Prize for her work in understanding how the brain forms the proper connections and Calvin Quate has won the Kavli Nanoscience Prize for his lead role in inventing the atomic force microscope.
The Computational Vision and Geometry Lab has developed a robot prototype that could soon autonomously move among us, following normal human social etiquettes. It's named 'Jackrabbot' after the springy hares that bounce around campus.
The initiative will bring together academic, government and industrial scientists to improve the measurement techniques of molecular products and processes to facilitate advances in the increasingly important bio-economy.