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Organ On A Chip, heart on a chip, alternatives to animal testing, Cardiac Disease, Heart Failure

Organ-on-a-Chip Mimics Heart’s Biomechanical Properties

Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different drugs have on the heart and screen for new drugs to treat heart ailments.

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Brangus, range scienc, Australia, tracking cattle, tracking sheep, gps tracking

NMSU Range Science Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Australia NMSU Range Science Professor receives Fulbright award to Australia

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On vast rangeland, livestock is difficult and expensive to manage. But Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, is working to find ways to help such ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare. His efforts include collaborating with researchers in Australia, where the rangeland is similar to that in New Mexico and other western states. Bailey will further his research at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton with the help of the prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship he was recently awarded.

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NASA, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology, Perimeter Institute

Upcoming Webcast Takes a Close Look at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

In a live webcast March 1, astrophysicist Amber Straughn will discuss the development and construction of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and the important scientific questions it will help answer.

Business

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funding opportunity, DHS, S&T, R&D, Startups, nontraditional partner, Innovation, IoT, Securing the Internet of Things, Internet of Things

DHS S&T Awards Nearly $1M to Five Start-Ups For Phase 2 R&D

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate today announced a total of $999,780 in awards to five companies advancing to Phase 2 of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

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Energy, ARPA, ARPA-E, Department of Energy (DOE)

West Virginia University Awarded $1.25 Million From ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology

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WVU has received $1.25 million from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The award will be used to develop technologies for converting electrical energy from renewable resources into energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels – that is, fuels that do not increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Northwestern University, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Honors and Awards

Four Professors Named Sloan Research Fellows

Four Northwestern University faculty members -- mathematicians Gang Liu and Yifeng Liu, computer scientist Michael Rubenstein and neuroscientist Tiffany Schmidt — each have been awarded a prestigious 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.The four are among 126 outstanding early-career scholars being recognized for their achievements and potential to contribute substantially to their scientific fields.

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Neuroscience Lab, Deception, Job Interviews, eye-tracking study

In the Eye of the Beholder: ISU Researchers Use Eye-Tracking Technology to Detect Deception

Iowa State researchers are using eye-tracking technology to better detect when people are lying. They’re specifically interested in cues that may signal deception during job interviews.

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Cyberbullying, Bullying, bullying in schools, bullying prevention, Teen Agers, Middle School, High School, Sameer Hinduja, Research, Weapons, Sexting, Teen Dating, Suicide, Dating Violence, Deviant Behavior

Nationwide Teen Bullying and Cyberbullying Study Reveals Significant Issues Impacting Youth

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In one of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students, researchers found that 1 in 5 students said that they had been threatened with a weapon at school, 73 percent of students reported that they had been bullied at school at some point in their lifetime, and 70 percent of the students said that someone spread rumors about them online.

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Computation Institute, Institute for Molecular Engineering , Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering , Environmental Science, Technology, Integrated environmental assessments, Water Quality

Breakthrough Wireless Sensing System Attracts Industry and Government Agency Interest

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Top experts in environmental sensing explored existing and potential applications for Waggle and other sensing technologies during a two-day workshop held at Argonne last year. From researching deforestation in the Amazon to improving air quality for manned space missions, attendees revealed unique ways to apply sensing technology to improve our understanding of Earth and human health – and a number of these applications employed Waggle.

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Reseach, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, Robot, Robotics, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Philadelphia, University City Science Center

Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 From Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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Business & Community, creative activity, Student Success, Community Outreach, Science And Technology, Mechanical Engineering, computer science and engineering, Computer Science, Amazon, Consumer Electronics Show, Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, Street lights, Technology, technology and engineering, hackathon, Hackathons

Hacking the Way to Safer, Brighter City Streets

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Team Wingin' It, a five-member team of UNLV students and alumni, won the $10K grand prize at the Consumer Electronics Show life-hack competition for their clever approach to tracking City of Las Vegas streetlight outages. The city is now looking to implement their invention.

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exascale computing, pre-exascale computing, tokamaks, Fusion, fusion codes

Advanced Fusion Code Led by PPPL Selected to Participate in Early Science Programs on Three New DOE Office of Science Pre-Exascale Supercomputers

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Description of PPPL-led computer code selected to run on all three new pre-exascale supercomputers.

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Gene Editing, Biotechnology, Ethical dilemmas, Ethical Guidelines, social acceptance, Cloning

How Do We Regulate Advanced Technologies Along Social or Ethical Lines?

The public’s wariness with new technologies, like CRISPR-9 and gene editing, is largely based on ethical, religious and social concerns, rather than concerns about safety or efficacy, which is what regulatory agencies are limited to consider.

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Cosmic Rays, Consumer Electronics, Transistor, Integrated Circuits, Semiconductor Industry, Microelectronics, Failure Analysis

Alien Particles From Outer Space Are Wreaking Low-Grade Havoc on Personal Electronic Devices

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Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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Lemur, Lemurs, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, lemurID, Madagascar, Anil Jain, Michigan State University

Can Facial Recognition Systems Help Save Lemurs?

Michigan State University’s Anil Jain adapted his human facial recognition system to create LemurFaceID, the first computer facial recognition system for lemurs. Once optimized, LemurFaceID can assist with long-term research of the endangered species.

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Glaucoma, GALA, Event

Glaucoma 360 Benefit Gala Raises $520,000 for Essential Glaucoma Research and Education Programs

The Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala at San Francisco’s historic Palace Hotel honored leaders in glaucoma research innovation and visionary volunteers helping to raise awareness.

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clean energy, Tech Transfer, energy innovation, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Cleantech, Materials Science

New Clean Energy Facility Accelerates Testing of Cleantech Innovations and Launching of Companies

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI), a research unit at the University of Washington (UW), has opened the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies.

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Medical, Science, Rehabilitation, Education, Technology, Health, mobility research, Fitness, Therapy, Healthcare

Cal State LA Receives Federal Research Grant to Improve Fitness in Wheelchair Users

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Cal State LA has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to research the exercise needs of wheelchair users, specifically those with traumatic spinal cord injuries.

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Big Data, analytic tools, Software architecture, Software, Metric, Computer Science

Is Your Big Data Messy? We’re Making an App for That

Vizier, software under development by a University at Buffalo-led research team, aims to proactively catch big data errors. The project, backed by a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant, launched in January. Like Excel, Vizier will allow users to explore, clean, curate and visualize data in meaningful ways, as well as spot errors and offer solutions. But unlike spreadsheet software, Vizier is intended for much larger datasets; i.e., millions or billions of data points.

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A Method Based on Artificial Intelligence Allows to Diagnose Alzheimer's or Parkinson's

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Researchers from the UGR and UMA have designed a technique that aims to model high-level data abstractions to make computers learn to differentiate the brain of a healthy person from that of an ill person by extracting the affected regions.







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