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OU Professor Awarded Highest Recognition by Society for Mined Land Reclamation Work

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University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Robert W. Nairn, is the recipient of the prestigious William T. Plass Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Nairn pioneered wetland technologies to rehabilitate contaminated water at the Tar Creek Superfund site where he has worked for almost 20 years.

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Wind Energy, Turbines, turbine design, vertical wind axis turbine, horizontal wind axis turbine, Mechanical Engineering, Anna E. Craig, John O. Dabiri, Jeffrey Kosseff, Stanford University, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Renewable Energy

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Hydrogen Storage, Clean Energy, Hydrogen-powered vehicles, Nanotechnology

Nano-Sized Hydrogen Storage System Increases Efficiency

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Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.

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Electrical Grid Could Use Offshore Wind for 10 Million Homes

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Researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University have completed a first-of-its-kind computer simulation with the electric power industry. Results showed conservatively that, with some upgrades to transmission lines but without any need for added storage, a major East Coast grid operation could handle more than 35 gigawatts of offshore wind —enough to power 10 million homes. It projected the grid could handle twice that amount in the future.

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Julia Hirschberg Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Hirschberg was cited by the NAE for her “contributions to the use of prosody in text-to-speech and spoken dialogue systems, and to audio browsing and retrieval.” Her research in speech analysis uses machine learning to help experts identify deceptive speech, and even to assess sentiment and emotion across languages and cultures.

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Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills, Including Fracking Wastewater, Alter Microbes in West Virginia Waters

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Wastewater from oil and gas operations – including fracking for shale gas – at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the Total Environment, showed that wastewater releases, including briny water that contained petroleum and other pollutants, altered the diversity, numbers and functions of microbes. The shifts in the microbial community indicated changes in their respiration and nutrient cycling, along with signs of stress.

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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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Chemist Nathan Gianneschi to Join Northwestern

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Chemist Nathan C. Gianneschi, whose interdisciplinary research has the potential to make a significant impact in human health, will join the Northwestern University faculty, effective July 1, the University announced today. Gianneschi, a Northwestern alumnus, has developed new methods for creating nanomaterials that can sense and respond to biological signals.

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self-driving cars, automated vehicles, Philosophy, Ethics, scientific ethics

Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

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Masdar Institute Files Patent for Innovative Cloud Seeding Material that Could Trigger More Rainfall from Clouds

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First Time Nanotechnology Leveraged to Increase Rainfall, Would Support Greater Water Security in the UAE.

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Masdar Institute Pioneering Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

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Assistant Professor Shadi Wajih Hasan is Working to Develop Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Sustainable Production of High-Quality Water.

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Four Faculty Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

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Four Yale School of Medicine researchers have been elected to the prestigious Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

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11 From Yale Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

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The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering has elected 24 of the state’s leading experts in science, engineering, and technology to membership in the academy, including 11 new members from Yale.

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Study to Focus on Pollution Potential of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spread on Roadways

Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to Penn State researchers.

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Sandia Using Kinetics, Not Temperature, to Make Ceramic Coatings

Sandia National Laboratories is working to lay down ceramic coatings kinetically at room temperature. Coating at room temperature makes microelectronics design and fabrication more flexible and could someday lead to better, less expensive microelectronics components that underpin modern technology.

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Next-Generation Spacecraft Materials, Different Flavors of Iron, Spooky Meteor Noises, and More in the Space News Source

The latest in space and astronomy in the Space News Source

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Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Awarded $3 Million to Develop Biological Pacemakers as Alternatives to Electronic Devices

With a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators are moving closer to their goal of developing a biological pacemaker that can treat patients afflicted with slow heartbeats. The novel, minimally-invasive gene therapy turns patients’ normal heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate heart function – potentially replacing electronic pacemakers one day.

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Transportation Safety Expert Available to Discuss New Study on Deficient U.S. Roads and Bridges

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Dream of Energy-Collecting Windows Is One Step Closer to Reality

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.

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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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