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UMaine researchers develop innovative AR smartphone app for nursing lesson

University of Maine researchers developed an augmented reality smartphone app for teaching nursing students an interactive lesson about heart failure.  The app displays a floating, animated heart model onto the smartphone screen, which is imposed onto the video feed from the camera. A heart failure lesson is embedded into the app and offers 45 swipeable […]

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UMaine researchers study how changing rainfall patterns could affect strawberries

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast.  Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team built a precipitation and cropping simulator to assess the effects of four possible rainfall scenarios on strawberries and other specialty […]

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BDN cites Kelly, Harkins, UMaine investments in reporting on start-up hub

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Harkins, associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, and Renee Kelly, an assistant vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, in reporting on small local businesses and start-up companies that have benefitted from partnerships with the University of Maine.

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NOAA shares UMaine research findings from dam removal studies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cited several studies conducted by University of Maine faculty and students in reporting on changes in the lower Penobscot River ecosystem following the removal of two dams. The studies led by faculty in the School of Marine Sciences, the School of Biology and Ecology and the School of Earth […]

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ENR highlights construction of Ferland Center at UMaine

Engineering News-Record New England reported that the construction of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center is moving forward in spite of rising prices and material and labor shortages. The new engineering center, which will house the biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering programs, is on track for completion in 2022.

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Belding to showcase Center for Additive Metal Manufacturing capabilities, services in informational webinar

John Belding, director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), will highlight opportunities for Maine manufacturers to tap into the services available at the university’s Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals (CAMM) in an informational webinar scheduled for 10 a.m. June 16. CAMM is focused on the 3D-printing process that turns digital designs […]

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