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Science and Technology

News about the latest UB research in science, engineering and technology, and its impact on society.

UB volcanologist Michael Sheridan

Michael Sheridan and Alison Graettinger provide insight on the risks surrounding some of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, and how communities nearby can protect themselves.


The remarkable properties of a new, porous material could lead to advances in microscopic sponging.


The University at Buffalo and National Grid are offering hands-on science experiments to Westminster Community Charter School students to boost STEM education.


Twelve classmates have joined the ranks of the University at Buffalo’s first entrepreneurial boot camp for students.

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The University at Buffalo’s life sciences career pathways program, iSciWNY, will host at an induction ceremony for the 2013-14 class of the West Seneca Central School District’s Academy of Life Sciences.


As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail.

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Kenneth Kort, who hopes to revive the Rust Belt through advanced manufacturing, will work with the National Materials and Manufacturing Board.

A graphic showing a vibrating protein, which has many spring-like protrusions

A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to cellular activity and human life.


Cheektowaga-based research and development firm CUBRC has pledged $250,000 to support University at Buffalo researcher John L. Crassidis’ efforts to track dangerous space debris.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Submarine-like body sensors and a new way to snuff out fungal infections are among the highlights from a year of inventing at the University at Buffalo.