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New NSF grant to support research on resilient wireless sensor-actuator networks

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/82801/lemmon_200.jpg(Michael Lemmon)! Michael Lemmon A new $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will support a team of University of Notre Dame researchers as they seek to develop resilient wireless sensor-actuator network technologies. Wireless sensor-actuator networks (WSANs) are complex...

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Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/83129/planet_200.jpg(The first extrasolar planet in a quadruple star system has been discovered)! "Justin Crepp":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/justin-r-crepp/, Freimann Assistant Professor of "physics":http://physics.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a...

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New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/82275/heart200.jpg(A human torso and heart, illustration)! A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by "Giles Duffield":http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/duffield/, assistant professor of "biological sciences":http://biology.nd.edu/ and a member of the "Eck Institute for Global Health":http://globalhealth.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre...

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New book takes readers on mathematical excursions to the world’s greatest buildings

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/81503/hahn_mathematical_f11_200.jpg("Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings")! "Watch Video":http://youtu.be/b6u5xQ8jG1c !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/9632/video_camera.gif(Video)! When many of us view a great building, we are struck by the majesty and artistry that spring from its form, function and materials. University of Notre Dame mathematician...

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New paper reveals fundamental chemistry of plasma/liquid interactions

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/81398/david_go_200.jpg(David Go)! David Go An interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame has revealed a critical interaction that is occurring at the plasma-liquid interface in that the electrons in plasma actually...

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Notre Dame researcher helps make Sudoku puzzles less puzzling

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80932/sudoku200x.jpg(A Sudoku puzzle)! A Sudoku puzzle. For anyone who has ever struggled while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle, University of Notre Dame researcher "Zoltan Toroczkai":http://obelix.phys.nd.edu/~toro/ and Notre Dame postdoctoral researcher "Maria Ercsey-Ravasz":http://icensa.nd.edu/ercsey.shtml are riding to the rescue. They...

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Notre Dame’s direct link to Nobel Literature Prize

p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80958/goldblatt200.jpg(Howard Goldblatt)! Howard Goldblatt Chinese author Mo Yan has become the first Chinese author ever to win the "Nobel Prize in literature":http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/, and his works were made known in the Western world because of Howard Goldblatt, foremost translator of...

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New EPA grant will help develop early detection technology for high-risk invasive species

p(image-right). !(noborder)http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/80201/mussels200.jpg(Zebra mussels)! The University of Notre Dame has received a $599,931 Environmental Protection Agency grant under the "Great Lakes Restoration Initiative":http://greatlakesrestoration.us/ to develop technologies for the early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA. In the present grant, the...

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