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Boise State Receives $10 Million COBRE Grant from NIH

by Boise State University
A $10 million grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health will establish a prestigious Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Matrix Biology at Boise State University. COBRE centers promote collaborative, interactive efforts among researchers with complementary backgrounds, skills and expertise.

An (Artificial) River Runs Through It

by Boise State University
Everyone from the Boise, Idaho area is familiar with the scenic Boise River next to the Boise State University campus, but only a few insiders know about a hidden stream located downtown at the intersection of Broadway and Front streets. The artificial stream, called a “flume,” can be found on the ground floor of the Idaho Water Center and is the site of a collaborative research initiative by scientists from Boise State and the University of Idaho (UI). The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Researcher Aims to Use Waste Heat to Make Cars More Efficient

by Boise State University
Yanliang Zhang wants to make vehicles more efficient by using a resource most people aren’t even aware of — the waste heat that results from the inherent inefficiency of engines when converting fuel into energy.

Researchers Building a Computer Chip Based on the Human Brain

by Boise State University
Today’s computing chips are incredibly complex and contain billions of nano-scale transistors, allowing for fast, high-performance computers, pocket-sized smartphones that far outpace early desktop computers, and an explosion in handheld tablets. Despite their ability to perform thousands of tasks in the blink of an eye, none of these devices even come close to rivaling the computing capabilities of the human brain. At least not yet.