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Net-Zero works to improve water sustainability
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Net-Zero works to improve water sustainability

Eric Antmann, a graduate student in environmental engineering, compares the recycled water in the net-zero building at the University Village (UV)  to bottled mineral water. “Because of the recycling system, this is actually similar to a high-quality mineral water,” he said. “It’s give or take the same mineral level as San Pellegrino.” Antmann is part…

RoboCanes compete worldwide
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RoboCanes compete worldwide

For the past four summers, computer science professor Ubbo Visser has lead a team of University of Miami students around the world to take part in high-stakes soccer competitions. But the actual players for the RoboCanes are autonomous humanoid robots, programmed by the students for tournaments such as the RoboCup, the equivalent of FIFA’s World…

UMTV to house new HD cameras
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UMTV to house new HD cameras

The University of Miami is adding $1.7 million worth of state-of-the-art studio equipment to benefit the students at UMTV and the School of Communication’s broadcast program. “It’s exciting to have hands-on experience with new equipment that is used in big networks like Univision, NBC and ABC,” said UMTV Station Manager Lauren Behar. Eight new high-definition…

Alumnus launches photo-framing app
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Alumnus launches photo-framing app

Despite a sluggish economy, University of Miami alumnus Jason Muslin decided to take a risk and start Fanmento!™, a smartphone application. Fanmento! allows fans to personalize their photos by adding licensed images or templates that feature university-themed logos. The photos can then be ordered for direct home delivery or same-day pickup at certain retail locations…

Campus technology upgrade continues
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Campus technology upgrade continues

Along with all the freshmen bounding onto campus, this semester also saw an influx of technological changes to the university, some building on previous technology and others new to campus. One of the new changes this semester is the switch from WirelessCanes to SecureCanes, a switch made to ensure students were using a more secure,…

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