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High-Intensity Sound Waves May Aid Regenerative Medicine

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to use sound to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering, a unique approach that could help overcome one of regenerative medicine’s significant obstacles.

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New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

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NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.

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Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

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With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.

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Technology Pioneered by UF Researcher Provides Improved Access for Disabled Voters

A University of Florida researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.

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New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

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The researchers from the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences described in their article in Technology published by the World Scientific Publishing Company that they have created “a tool for blood-barrier-brain disruption that uses bursts of sub-microsecond bipolar pulses to enhance the transfer of large molecules to the brain.”

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Through the Google Glass

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WFU instruction librarian incorporates Google Glass into class as a catalyst to research, discuss and explore information-related themes, such as privacy and social responsibility.

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The Myth of the Digital Native

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NYIT-led study debunks myth that digital natives are more proficient than teachers in technology use. In fact, students need better skills and guidance in how to use technology to help solve problems and improve their critical thinking skills in the classroom.

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Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Prototype Has Push-Button Magnification

Sandia National Laboratories has developed a prototype Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles (RAZAR). At the push of a button, RAZAR can toggle between high and low magnifications, enabling users to zoom in without having to remove their eyes from their targets or their hands from their rifles. The RAZAR prototype uses a patented active optical zoom system, called “adaptive zoom.” Adaptive zoom changes the focal lengths of two or more lenses by varying the curvature of the lenses’ surfaces to provide optical zoom without changing their overall positions relative to one another, allowing the user to view either a wide-angle image or zoom in on an area of interest with a compact, low-power system.

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Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science Initiative

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Building on its capabilities in computational science and data management, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is embarking upon a major new Computational Science Initiative (CSI). This program will leverage computational science expertise and investments across multiple programs at the Laboratory-including the flagship facilities that attract thousands of scientific users each year-further establishing Brookhaven as a leader in tackling the "big data" challenges at the frontiers of scientific discovery.

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