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R. Chirgwin, “Better Mobe Antennas a Stretch Goal for Radiocomm Boffins,” The Register, March 15, 2016.  S. Zaragoza, “UT Austin Engineers Design Next-Generation Non-Reciprocal Antenna,” ErukAlert, March 14, 2016. L. Fleet, “Double Up,Nature Physics 12, 111 (2016). P. Wiserman, “Two Texas Engineers Receive 2016 TAMEST Awards,” TAMEST Press Release, December 8, 2015. K. Nutt, “TAMEST Announces Recipients of the 2016 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards and Celebrates the Awards' 10th Anniversary,” TAMEST Press Release, December 8, 2015. Featured Engineer: Andrea Alù”, EE Web, October 27, 2015. J. Edwards, “Four Research Projects That Could Double Wireless Bandwidth,” Network World, September 2, 2015. R. Nappi, “Ad Austin mi hanno dato fiducia. E sono stato ‘premiato’ con un milione di dollari,” Il Fatto Quotidiano, August 22, 2015. I Mazzitelli, “Le Eccellenze del Nostro Paese,” Vanity Fair, May 13, 2015. G. Colletti, “Un Milione di Dollari alla Ricerca, Ricercatore Italiano Vince Premio Waterman,” La Repubblica, April 24, 2015. A. Price, “UT Scientist, 36, Wins $1M National Research Award,” Austin Statesman, April 17, 2015. Patrick Wiseman, “UT Austin Engineer Wins $1 Million National Science Foundation Award,” UT Austin website, April 17, 2015. Also CSE, ECE press releases. Robert Margetta, “The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alú its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015,” NSF website, April 17, 2015. M. Morello, “Smartphone, così raddoppierà la velocità della connessione dati,” Panorama, November 30, 2014. T. Simonite, “Simple Circuit Could Double Cell Phone Data Speeds,” MIT Technology Review, November 24, 2014. L. Luca, “Mantelli invisibili, medicina e missioni spaziali: a Houston il "festival" dei ricercatori italiani all'estero,” La Repubblica, November 16, 2014. M. 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Highly non-linear metamaterials for laser technology - a million times better”,, July 2, 2014 C. Q. Choi, “A One-Way Street for Sound,” Scientific American, Vol. 310, No. 4, p. 31, April 1, 2014. M. Largey, “Creating a One-Way Mirror for Sound,” Radio Interview on KUT News, Aired nationally on the NPR program ‘Here & Now’, February 28, 2014. C. Winter, “One-Way Sound Transmission,” Bloomberg Businessweek, February 20, 2014. Longhorn Extra: Campus Minute, February 6, 2014. A. Hamze, “New device offers engineering breakthrough,” The Daily Texan, February 5, 2014. A. Wood, “World first acoustic circulator puts sound on a one-way street,” Gizmag, February 5, 2014. A. Dangelis, “Device Lets You Hear Without Being Heard,” Discovery News, February 5, 2014. M. Passarello, “La macchina per il suono «a senso unico»,” Il Sole 24 Ore, February 5, 2014. V. Woollaston, “The Audio invisibility cloak: One-way sound device could let spies listen in on people without being heard,” Daily Mail, February 2, 2014. Da Invisible a Inaudibile,” La Repubblica, January 31, 2014. T. Commissariat, “Sound follows one direction,” Physics World, January 31, 2014. T. Ghose, “Spies, Take Note: Scientists Create One-Way Sound Machine,” NBC News, Live Science, January 30, 2014. B. Ferreria, “To Eliminate Feedback, Engineers Invented the Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass,” Motherboard, January 31, 2014. S. Zaragoza, “Engineers Build First Nonreciprocal Acoustic Circulator: A One-Way Sound Device,”  UT Austin Press Release,, Science Daily, January 30, 2014 S. Cummer, “Selecting the Direction of Sound Transmission,” Science, Vol. 343, No. 6170, pp. 495-496, January 31, 2014. R. Suba, “Harry Potter's invisibility cloak can do analog computing, claim researchers,” Tech Times, January 18, 2014. J. 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Nowogrodzki, “Now You See Me: True Invisibility Cloak Impossible to Build,” New Scientist, July 29, 2016. S. Wills, “Probing the Limits of Broadband Cloaking,” Optics and Photonics News, July 6, 2016. J. Amatulli, “We Probably Won’t Have Human Invisibility Cloaks, Because Physics,” Huffington Post, July 6, 2016. M. Byrne, “You Will Never Be Invisible,” Motherboard, July 6, 2016. F. MacDonald, “The Laws of Physics Make a Human Invisibility Cloak Pretty Much Impossible,” Science Alert, Business Insider, July 6, 2016. S. Zaragoza, “Researchers Determine Fundamental Limits of Invisibility Cloaks,” UT Austin Press Release, July 5, 2016. S. R. Lentz, “The Case of the Invisibility Cloak,” Tumble Science Podcast, June 17, 2016. Coating Cancels Acoustic Scattering from Odd-Shaped Objects,” AIP News, October 27, 2015. R. Margetta, “Now You See It...,” NSF Discovery, August 18, 2015. A. Indiano, “C’è Ma Non Si Vede,” Focus, June 20, 2015. 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