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Tiny ‘space hitchhiker’ to test radiation effects on electronics

Jun. 4, 2012—Smaller, lighter electronic components are more vulnerable to pesky cosmic ray particles Vanderbilt researchers are launching a miniature satellite into space in a quest to help future space missions better combat the harsh conditions of space, particularly radiation that can cause glitches or breakdowns in electronic components. Funded by NASA and the Department of Defense,...

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VU plays key role in $20M federal grant designed to strengthen Tennessee’s R&D infrastructure

Sep. 10, 2010—Engineering faculty, students to benefit from solar research grant Five years from now, high school and college students throughout Tennessee should have more and better opportunities to learn about and pursue careers in alternative energy science and technology. That is one of the key objectives of a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

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