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Innovation @ UMD

June 3
UMD Scientists Create Faster, More Sensitive Photodetector
The research team's innovation promises better biochemical weapons detection and body scanners, as well as new instruments for studying dark energy and the structure of the universe. It is particularly promising as a fast, sensitive, and low-noise detector of submillimeter waves, which are particularly difficult to detect.
May 8
Lighting the Way to a Fast, Low-power Optical Transistor
Researchers at UMD-based Joint Quantum Institute have made a major step toward creating the optical equivalent of the transistor - the centerpiece of most electronic gear. 
April 25
UMD M-Urgency App Now Streams iPhone Emergency Info
This UMD-developed safety app allows instant sharing of emergency video, audio and location information with UMD police dispatchers. The developers say the technology could potentially be used in other communities.