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Meltwater research vital to water sustainability

Meltwater research vital to water sustainability

Mountainous snowpack is particularly consequential because it accounts for a majority of water supply in many parts of the West, and in order to make informed water policies, we must first understand the science behind snowpack and how it interacts with the environment. While many research projects focus on interactions between snowpack and soil, there is a major knowledge gap regarding “meltwater,” which is liquid water trapped between the mountain soil and the frozen snow.

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UNM team to present design project in NYC

UNM team to present design project in NYC

A team of students, under the leadership of Andrea Polli, a professor at The University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts and associate professor of Computer Science at the UNM School of Engineering, has been working on a project called BioShield, a product synthesized from a woman's own tears that masks the biochemical signals of her ovulatory cycle for the purposes of privacy, protection, and control.

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Students craft high-tech microscope 'from scratch'

Students craft high-tech microscope 'from scratch'

It took two years and a lot of trial and error but two researchers at The University of New Mexico Center for High Tech Materials (CHTM) have built "from scratch" a Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscope, capable of imaging objects less than 100 nanometers in size. Among the microscope’s applications is the ability to record high resolution images of nano-sized biological specimens such as flu or HIV viruses, which a conventional optical microscope can’t do.

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Sandia Labs and UNM sign collaborative national security agreement

Sandia Labs and UNM sign collaborative national security agreement

Sandia National Laboratories and The University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, will immediately launch two projects focusing on radiation testing and developing particle detector designs for the European particle physics laboratory CERN.

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