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Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.

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UAH Spinoff GeneCapture Wins $100,000 in Inaugural Competition

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A company started by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professor has won $100,000 for a rapid diagnostic device that detects and identifies the source of an infection in less than one hour using proprietary DNA-based technology.

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Johns Hopkins Scientist Programs Robot for “Soft Tissue” Surgery

A research team shows that a robot surgeon can adjust to the subtle movement and deformation of soft tissue to execute precise and consistent suturing.

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Engineers Create a Better Way to Boil Water -- with Industrial, Electronics Applications

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Engineers at Oregon State University have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer.

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Self-Driving Minivans Strategic Win for Google and Fiat

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The Search for Better Bone Replacement: 3-D Printed Bone with Just the Right Mix of Ingredients

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To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone with some special man-made plastic and create the needed shape with a 3-D printer. That’s the recipe for success reported recently by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University.

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New Talus Replacement Surgery Utilizing 3D Printing Technology Offers Patients “Life-Changing” Option

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Internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Myerson, Director, The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, explains how a talus replacement, tailored to the patient’s specific dimensions using 3D printing technology, can result in a “life-changing experience” for the patient.

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First Ever Combination of Robotic and Biological Vision in Humans

Scientists have successfully implanted a prosthesis that restores some central vision in patients with only limited peripheral vision remaining to them – the first time artificial and natural vision has ever been integrated in humans. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

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Experts Needed: New Report Says Half of Teens Say They Are Addicted to Smartphones

According to a new report by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admitted that they feel they are addicted to using their smartphones. The actual number is most likely even higher. Experts Needed for media inquiries.

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Health Sensing Tool Measures Lung Function Over a Phone Call, From Anywhere in the World

University of Washington researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function from anywhere in the world over a simple phone call. It is designed to work with any phone worldwide, not just smartphones.

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The Cost of Technology: Electronic Healthcare Records Frequently Targeted by Hackers

Ransoming of health care records not uncommon.

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NEI Highlights Cell and Gene Therapies, Novel Imaging Technologies at Vision Research Meeting

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, is participating in the Inaugural Press Conference from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2016).

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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens Is Clumsy

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New research challenges the belief that touchscreens are worse input devices because they lack physical buttons. The reason is that key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable. When timing is made more predictable, performance improves.

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Speedy Bridge Repair

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A team of researchers led by University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Pantelides has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge columns that takes as little as a few days.

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Simpler Fertility Test Invented by UW-Madison Researchers

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Like many would-be parents, Katie Brenner was advised to select the optimum time for conception based on blood and/or urine tests. Brenner developed a quick, saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen and sending the results to a smart device.

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$20.5 Million in Gifts Support Expansion of Initiatives in Computer Science

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Two gifts totaling $20.5 million will help initiate an ambitious effort to expand research and education in the University of Chicago’s Department of Computer Science and its connections to other areas of the University’s work, with support for faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.

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Wasatch Photonics Launches Label-Free Angiography Technique Based on Optical Coherence Tomography at the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting

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Wasatch Photonics Inc., a leading provider for gratings, spectrometer and optical coherence tomography instrumentation, announced Monday (March 21), the launch of a new imaging device, WP MicroAngio, for high- resolution angiographic imaging for research and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications.

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You’ll Never Dance Alone with This Artificial Intelligence Project

Project allows people to get move with a computer-controlled dancer, which “watches” the person and improvises its own moves based on prior experiences. When the human responds, the computerized figure reacts again, creating an impromptu dance couple based on artificial intelligence.

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IFT16 Profile: Bev Postma Addresses Pseudoscience

Food professionals from all over the globe will gather together at McCormick Place South for IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, July 16-19 in Chicago. Bev Postma, an international policy specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the agri-food sector, will deliver a featured session titled Taming Dragons in the Age of Pseudoscience. In an interview with IFT, Bev outlined what attendees can expect to learn from her session.