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OCTOBER 2017
Study casts doubt on the warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
As devastating wildfires rage in California wine country, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have made a new discovery about wildfire smoke and its effect on the atmosphere.
Engineers developing self-powered brain activity recorders
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a two-year, BRAIN Initiative grant to engineers at WashU. “We want to be able to record the neural activity from the brain,” said Shantanu Chakrabartty.
Imaging a killer
An international team of researchers has obtained the first ever atom-level structural insights into Httex1, a part of the gene that is thought to cause the devastating neurological disorder Huntington’s disease.
Spartan Makerspace will foster innovation and entrepreneurship
The new makerspace will include 3-D printers and scanners, plasma cutters, computer-controlled milling machines, and lathes for cutting metal.
SPOTLIGHT
NASA veteran Liz Antognoli is helping develop a new generation of spacecraft to deliver payloads into orbit.
Dream Chaser
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Jay Turner received a one-year contract from the Federal Highway Administration for a project titled “Monitoring and Modeling of Vegetative Buffers for Mitigating Air Pollutant Concentrations in Near-Road Environments.”

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