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Functionalized catanionic vesicles (red) bind to and fuse with a bacterial cell surface. Credit: Lenea Stocker.

Soap Bubbles Deliver Vaccines

Soap Bubbles Deliver Vaccines

UMD start-up SD Nanosciences has developed technology for creating targeted drug and vaccine delivery vehicles.

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Comet Close-up

Comet Close-up

Rosetta mission spotlights the shape, evolution and lifespan of comet 67P-Churyumov/Gerasimenko.

University of Maryland computer scientist Yiannis Aloimonos (center) is developing robotic systems able to visually recognize objects and generate new behavior based on those observations. Photo: John T. Consoli

Robots Learn by Watching Videos

Robots Learn by Watching Videos

Autonomous robots can learn and perform complex actions via observation.

Spirogyra filaments showing normal cells (bottom) and elongated cells (top). The cell outline is blue, and within each cell, the spiraling chloroplast is red. Photo: Caren Chang.

Algae Respond to a Plant Hormone

Algae Respond to a Plant Hormone

Common genes remain intact after 450 million years of evolution.

2015: A Quantum Odyssey

2015: A Quantum Odyssey

The race is on to build the first quantum computer—and University of Maryland scientists are leading the way.