Our universities are full of amazing programs that are pushing the boundaries of science and technology. Here a just a few of the amazing findings and new technology researchers are experimenting with at our Member universities.
1. A group of undergraduates at CSU have created a functioning exoskeleton to assist semi-paralyzed dogs. Unlike a prosthesis, the canine exoskeleton helps dogs with weak or non-functioning limbs regain movement. Recent advances in technology made it possible for the exoskeleton to process information fast enough to imitate the true movements of an animal. http://ow.ly/5HXx301ndGE
2. More than one million plant and animal fossils at the University of Iowa will soon be available to view online. Researchers and volunteers are working on digitizing the collection. Some of the specimens include marine life fossils dating back 488 million years and remains of ice age mammals, like the woolly mammoth and giant ground sloth. http://ow.ly/3fkR301nehh
3. Electrical and materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a new substance that could improve the technology used to power microwaves and X-ray machines. A newly discovered type of perovskite could boost the output power of the electron beams used in many devices. Researchers will study the properties of the new substance and search for other applications with a $1.3 million grand from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. http://ow.ly/5nj9301neQe