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Undue Influence: How Can We Be Effectively Warned Not to Give Away Our Information Online?

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Two University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professors are figuring out the most effective ways we’re influenced to give away personal information online and what warnings would be most effective to get us to stop.

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ORNL Research Reveals Unique Capabilities of 3-D Printing

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Researchers have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes.

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New ORNL Electric Vehicle Technology Packs More Punch in Smaller Package

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Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient.

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Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.

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Plasmonic Paper

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Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers have created a unique platform, known as “plasmonic paper,” for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals and biologically important molecules—from explosives, chemical warfare agents and environmental pollutants to disease markers. The work will be described at the AVS 61th International Symposium and Exhibition.

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Registration for the HFES 2014 International Annual Meeting

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invites you to register to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held October 27-31 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

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Proactive Office Ergonomics Can Increase Job Satisfaction and Employee Retention

Although office ergonomics training programs have been shown to improve employee well-being and productivity, in many cases training occurs only after complaints are logged.

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Penguins Use Their Personalities to Prepare for Climate Change

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Birds’ individual personalities may be among the factors that could improve its chances of successfully coping with environmental stressors. Research presented at the APS intersociety meeting “Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology.”

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Responses to Global Change: Acclimatize, Adapt or Die

Human-driven climate change will put much of the Earth’s biodiversity at risk of extinction. This session will feature four presentations on how individual species are adapting to environmental changes. It will be presented on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the APS Intersociety meeting “Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology.”

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Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

Australian researchers fit oysters with biosensors to measure how they respond to changing environmental conditions or stressors on aquaculture farms. Their results have implications for achieving and maintaining ideal conditions for targeted species in aquatic environments.

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