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In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

Fri, 24 Jul 2020

Balancing the safety of the general public while accommodating people with legitimate medical challenges is a “new frontier,” says a University health policy expert.

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How to view Comet NEOWISE

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Work by Rochester researchers will help make a space-based infrared telesecope—the kind that detected Comet NEOWISE—even more precise.

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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19

Wed, 08 Jul 2020

Bats carry many viruses, including the one behind COVID-19, without becoming ill. University of Rochester biologists are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to "mimic" that system in humans.

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Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

Mon, 06 Jul 2020

In a new book, Rochester political scientist David Primo and his coauthor argue that the influence of campaign financing is misunderstood by voters, policymakers, the media, and political analysts.

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Faculty recognized as AS&E data science fellows

Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Physicist Gourab Ghoshal and electrical and computer engineer Gonzalo Mateos received alumni-supported fellowships to use data science in exploring their fields.

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What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, says the prospects for economic recovery depend on how effectively we can combat COVID-19.

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Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

Rochester physicists are exploring new ways of creating quantum-mechanical interactions between distant electrons. The research marks an important advance in quantum computing.

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Does intelligent life exist on other planets? Technosignatures may hold new clues

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, is searching for "technosignatures," or the physical and chemical traces of advanced civilizations, among the 4,000 or so exoplanets scientists have found so far.

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Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

Mon, 15 Jun 2020

New Rochester research indicates some neurons can shift to process information about movement depending on the brain's current frame of reference.

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Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's five-year strategic plan. Rochester researchers plan to continue to harness the potential of data in ways that will transform the 21st century and place the University as a leader in the field.

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