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New Orleans-based alumnae entrepreneurs create smart water bottle
Two Tulane alumnae have teamed up to create Caracas Canteen, a New Orleans–born smart water bottle. Kamiya Stewart, who earned a PhD in psychology from the School of Science and Engineering, and Maria Patrizia Santos, who graduated from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, co-founded...
Sep 23, 2022 - Barri Bronston

The ongoing war in Ukraine hasn’t stopped a Ukrainian university from collaborating with Tulane University scientists and engineers, even after its research labs were reduced to rubble in the conflict. Tulane recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (KhPI) in...

Sep 21, 2022 - Nicholas Mattei

EPISODE 39 - Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and it’s getting smarter. It’s driving cars, screening resumes, monitoring surveillance networks and even helping doctors make medical diagnoses. How do we make sure such a powerful tool doesn’t become a threat? Tulane computer scientist ...

Sep 20, 2022 - Roger Dunaway

Does becoming a parent make people more likely to become conservative? Yes, according to a new Tulane University study, which detected the association across different countries and cultures and found that it became even stronger the more children people had. “Becoming a parent may have...

Sep 07, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Could some of those who died from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases have been saved by a diagnosis that predicts how severe their cases will be and provides timelier treatment? An interdisciplinary team of engineers and doctors at Tulane University hopes to answer that question with the...

Jul 28, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Tulane University physics professor Fred Wietfeldt has been awarded an $8.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a new apparatus aimed at solving “one of the most important problems in physics today” — precisely measuring the lifetime of a free neutron. “Precision...

Jul 27, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Why are bats often linked to incubating coronaviruses such as those behind COVID-19, SARS and other highly contagious respiratory diseases? A new Tulane University study suggests that the link between bats and coronaviruses is likely due to a long-shared history, and that their genetic information...

Jun 30, 2022 - Jill Dorje

The news is full of stories detailing the negative impact humans have had on the environment and the potential peril of precious natural resources, such as water, that sustain life on this planet. But John Sabo, director of the Tulane ByWater Institute and professor in the Department of River-...

Jun 27, 2022 - Barri Bronston

  Avulsions are natural but rare phenomena that occur when a river abruptly jumps course and forges a new river channel. Sometimes caused by large floods, avulsions can have devastating effects on communities while, at the same time, creating fertile deltas that have nurtured others. To gain a...

Jun 21, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Supercomputers are so powerful that the datasets they can produce —huge troves of information needed by scientists, doctors, business leaders, government officials and others — are too massive to easily share or study. A Tulane University computer scientist has been awarded $750,000 over five years...

Jun 15, 2022 - Barri Bronston

A team of Tulane University engineering graduates and students has been named one of 15 finalists in a NASA competition that seeks the most innovative ideas to improve the ability of astronauts to operate on the moon, Mars and beyond. Kate Scalet, an engineering physics senior, and Elliot Lorenz,...

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