How squishy is that tumor?
It really matters, if you want to treat the tumor properly. An instrument created by USC engineers can accurately measure Young’s modulus — the scientific way to say “squishiness.”
Michele Felberg knows about the connection between tourism and the marine environment: It’s where she’s worked for the past two years as part of the USC Scientific Diving program. She’s studying how the dive industry connects its business plans to marine conservation.
Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it. Thanks to an implant in his brain, he can even tell the robot to play “rock, paper, scissors.” It's all part of a high-tech collaboration.
Key design decisions are shaping the $650 million project — the biggest in USC history — which will house 2,700 undergraduates come fall 2017. But behind traditional facades lies state-of-the-art technology — and a lot of wall plugs.