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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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New computer model

A UT Arlington engineering professor has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer scale, the websites ScienceNewsline, Nanowerk and Science Daily reported. Alan Bowling, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, collaborated with Samarendra Mohanty, an assistant physics professor, and doctoral and graduate students to make the discovery.

Drone research

Four University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute faculty members are helping a Texas team develop safety systems for drones as a part of research for the Federal Aviation Administration, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The UTARI faculty members will focus their work on decision and control systems, dynamic remodeling, collision avoidance, positioning and other high-performance issues for civilian, law enforcement and military drone usage. A story in Aviation Week also mentioned UT Arlington’s involvement in the research.

UT Arlington research

UT Arlington was mentioned in a story on the future of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones that appeared on the websites of the Bellingham Herald and Sacramento Bee. The article, which said UT Arlington and other universities that are taking steps to research future drone use, originally ran in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

Micro windmills

A column on IT Business Edge mentioned recent research by University of Texas at Arlington research associate Smitha Rao and electrical engineering professor J.-C. Chiao into microscopic windmills that generate electricity. The column discussed new advances in battery power and alternatives such as the new research.

MavAlert issued Jan. 22

The Dallas Morning News and other news outlets reported that UT Arlington issued a MavAlert late Wednesday morning about a general threat to campus and requesting that the community report any suspicious behavior.