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UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.
While 3D printed prosthetics are good at helping people complete simple tasks like holding a pen or opening a door, we’ve also seen some special 3D printed prostheses for use in activities like playing an instrument, running, or playing sports, like baseball. 7-year-old Hailey Dawson, who is missing the three middle fingers on her right hand, wants to show people that kids with handicaps like hers can still have great lives and enjoy normal activities. You may ask how exactly she plans to do this, and the answer is pretty interesting – by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for every Major League Baseball (MLB) game.
New high-tech shuffling machines will hit the market in 2018, offering a table-game platform that promises to increase productivity, reduce card costs, and attain never-before-realized levels of game protection.
The U.S. Department of Transportation in December announced $300 million for grants to be associated with Tier-1 University Transportation Centers. Virginia Tech is a key member of the Rail Research University Transportation Center, along with the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.
But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.
According to the organisation, novel robotic devices – or soft robotics – hold several benefits over conventional robots. They are more manoeuvrable and have better interaction with humans which could be of real use in situations with the elderly, for example. They may also “lead to high-tech artificial muscles: a life-changing innovation for millions of disabled people around the globe”.