Detection of early stage breast tumors is critically important. Each of the current modalities, such as mammography, ultrasound and MRI, has downsides, often resulting in late tumor detection and, consequently, a lower success rate in post-surgical treatment.
Demand for high quality, over-ear headphones is increasing exponentially. Sales figures indicate that the multi-billion-dollar over-ear consumer market accounts for 44% of the headphones sold worldwide.
Existing hip replacement procedures often require follow-up surgery that can increase the risk of complications. The challenge for the medical community is that current hip implants are incapable of preventing long-term stress-related bone loss, which creates the difficulties with follow-up surgery.
The number of professors and students at the Faculty of Engineering continues to grow. Total graduate and undergraduate enrolment is up approximately 35 per cent since 2005—from 3,200 to 4,330—and the number of professors has increased 19 per cent during the same period—from 128 to 152.
Managing fallout from environmental disasters like the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill requires precise tools to predict how the oil will flow. Thanks to work done by Mechanical Engineering Professor George Haller and colleague Josefina Olascoaga, a geophysicist at the University of Miami, such tools now appear within reach.
Planning a lunar road trip? If you are, you’ll need wheels that can absorb the impact of the moon’s rocky surface without bouncing wildly in its low gravity. And for inspiration to build such a thing, you need look no further than ball mills and beanbags. Especially if you are Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Radziszewski.