Drones working together in swarms can more quickly map oil
spills, forest fires or other natural disasters. UB researchers are
simplifying the complex interactions, keeping the drones
communicating to avoid collisions and duplication of coverage.
Seeking a competitive edge, five scientific companies have
partnered with UB through a new grants program. The UB Small
Business Innovation Awards link industry with university experts
and facilities to expand the company's R&D capabilities.
For singers and their audiences, close enough to notes could
work as well as being 'in tune.' A UB researcher suggests scales
might have been designed to accommodate the variableness of singers
rather than arising from simple harmonic ratios.