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BU professor recognized for pioneering lithium-ion battery

The Binghamton University professor best known for his role in the invention of lithium-ion batteries has been elected to the National Academy of Engineers. M. Stanley Whittingham, a distinguished professor of chemistry,...


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BU professor aids in discovery of oldest human remains outside of Africa

In 2002, paleoanthropologists discovered a fossil of a human jawbone in Israel. Now, after years of research and testing, researchers have determined that the jawbone offers evidence that ancestors of the modern...


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BU research challenges Easter Island's historical narrative

Often referred to as the “Easter Island heads,” the moai statues found on Chile’s Easter Island are the focus of one Binghamton University professor’s research. Carl Lipo, professor of anthropology at BU,...


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Research suggests spider silk could improve microphones

Scientists and researchers at Binghamton University are looking to nature for possible improvements to hearing aids. Ron Miles, distinguished professor and mechanical engineering department chair, and Jian Zhou, a Ph.D. candidate in...


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Computer science professors awarded $1 million from National Science Foundation funding

According to a recent Nature.com study, more than 70 percent of scientists surveyed were unable to reproduce the results of other researchers’ scientific studies, and more than 50 percent were unable to...


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BU professor develops UV light-resistant DNA film

Reapplying sunscreen over and over at the beach could be a thing of the past, thanks to the development of a new DNA film by Binghamton University researchers. The film, developed by...


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BU researchers awarded $300,000 for new graduate training program

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recently awarded Binghamton University researchers J. David Jentsch, Terrence Deak, Lisa Savage and Linda Spear a grant of more than $1.6 million over a...


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Seniors showcase work in Watson Capstone Project course

On Sunday, approximately 100 students gathered in the Innovative Technologies Complex to showcase their work in the Watson Capstone Projects, a class in which seniors majoring in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering...


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Cuomo grants School of Pharmacy permit to study hemp, research medical benefits of cannabidiol

Binghamton University will be one of four New York schools to begin researching the chemical properties of hemp as part of the state’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. According to a recent...


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BU student researchers look to 3-D print human organs

The creation of human organs through 3-D printing may soon become a reality, thanks to researchers like Thomas Hays, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering. Hays, who will attend Stony Brook University...