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Innovation @ UMD

October 7
Rare “Lazarus Superconductivity” Observed in Promising, Rediscovered Material
In a uranium-based compound once dismissed as uninteresting, scientists watched superconductivity arise, disappear, then return under the influence of high magnetic fields 
September 10
UMD Scientists Discover Hidden Differences May Help Cells Evade Drug Therapy
The discovery suggests “functional mosaicism” could explain some antibiotic resistance and cancer relapse
August 22
University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center
The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies
Humans and computers joint create AI stumping trivia questions then compete to answer them August 7
Seeing How Computers ‘Think’ When Answering Questions Can Lead to More Intelligent Machines Say UMD Researchers
 University of Maryland researchers created 1,213 questions in collaboration with computers to identify flaws in machine-learning language models
August 5
UMD Researchers Are Awarded $1.5M Grant to Understand Social Media Information Campaigns
July 31
University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize Goes to 'Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery'
Winning manuscript by Caitlin Beach addresses sculpture’s relationship to slavery and abolition in transatlantic contexts
July 24
Scientists Identify New Genetic Interactions that May Impact Cancer Outcomes
UMD and NCI researchers find 2 distinct relationships between gene pairs in tumor cells that could potentially be targeted for cancer therapy
June 14
UMD Joins the Race to Create Universal Flu Vaccine, Supported by New $3.1 Million NIH Grant
June 6
UMD Researcher Develops Digital Preschool Curriculum to Improve Early Childhood Learning
Developed by UMD researchers, former teachers, and graduate students, “Children Study Their World” is a collaboration with Maryland State Department of Education, Smithsonian
May 30
Transgenic Fungus Rapidly Killed Malaria Mosquitoes in West African Study
Technology developed at the University of Maryland could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains 
  A calorimeters used in latest cold fusion work.  (Photo courtesy: C Berlinguette  et al/Nature) May 28
Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion
Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible 
May 16
UMD ‘Hyperdimensional’ AI Might Lead to Major League Improvements in Robotic Abilities
Work by UMD computer scientists offers a way to radically enhance the ability of AI to translate sensory input into robotic movement. 
New UMD & ARL battery in a small button-sized version typically used as a test vehicle in research labs. May 9
Reversible Chemistry Clears Path for Safer Batteries
UMD and ARL scientists latest advance in their water-based battery yields outstanding performance 
April 25
UMD Researchers Kill Foodborne Bacteria with Electrified Air
UMD plasma-based technology could provide simple process for destroying bacteria on the surface of fruits and vegetables  
April 22
UMD Announces Landmark Grants for Sustainability Fund Projects
The University Sustainability Fund provides the UMD community grants to boost sustainability