Clemson optical fiber named top 10
Innovative optical fiber developed by researchers from Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of New Mexico and Corning Inc. was chosen as one of Physics World’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014.
The research team successfully demonstrated that their optical fiber could be used for endoscopic imaging.
The top 10 breakthroughs were selected using the following criteria: the fundamental importance of the research, significant advance in knowledge, strong connection between theory and experiment and general interest to all physicists.
Physics World is the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics.
Lander Enactus provides computers
Lander University’s Enactus organization provided three new computers to La Puerta de Esperanza in Greenwood.
La Puerta serves more than 50 Hispanic children who range in age from 5 to 17 years old in after-school programs as well as Hispanic adults who need literacy assistance.
The group also is in the process of producing a multimedia video presentation for the organization to use throughout the community.
The purchase of the computers was made possible by a grant from Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.
SWU makes tracks with new studio
Southern Wesleyan University, in the Upstate town of Central, has opened a new recording facility to help students move closer to better understanding the technology that connects musicians’ performances with their audience.
The facility was equipped by the university’s IT department and includes audio editing software, recording console and acoustic panels and furnishings.
The facility will be used by the Fine Arts Division and by media communication majors as well as converting an adjacent room into a smaller studio and adding the ability to record performances in the nearby auditorium.