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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Micro-windmill technology could help recharge cell phone batteries

Numerous news outlets, including The Washington Post, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, R&D Magazine, Geek.com, Grist and Tech Investor News reported on a UT Arlington team’s development of micro-windmills that could provide wind energy for cellular phone charging or home energy generation. Smitha Rao, a UT Arlington research associate, and J.-C. Chaio, an electrical engineering professor, are working with a Taiwanese company to explore commercialization possibilities for the new technology.

University, FW Museum team up for learning center

Today, The University of Texas at Arlington and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will announce a Research and Learning Center at the museum, a collaboration that allows scientists to engage with the public they study, which will invite museum visitors to participate in short research interactions lasting no more than 15 minutes, according to the Fort Worth Business Press. The project will be guided by the University’s Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education. KXAS/NBC 5 also featured a report this morning on the center's opening.

CBS 11 interviews nursing professor on medical technologies

UT Arlington assistant professor of nursing Kathryn Daniel was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 story on new medical technologies that would use smartphone technology and sensors to diagnose illness and monitor health conditions and treatments at home. “The biggest concerns are privacy. There are a lot of concerns about the security of that information and how and who it would be shared with,” she said.