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Article ID: 698171

Snapshot: S&T Tests Face and Iris Recognition Systems during Biometric Technology Rally

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally, held in March at S&T’s Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems. The MdTF designed a standard security checkpoint process to test the ability of biometric identity systems to acquire and match images from a diverse volunteer population within a realistic time constraint.

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27-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697596

Aeronautical Engineering Students Share First Place in AIAA Paper Competition

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two aeronautical engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shared first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Multidisciplinary Design Optimization student paper competition.

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18-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697111

Representing with Flying Colors

University of North Dakota

Her name is “Evelyn,” and she’ll be screaming across the Texas sky today representing UND on the first leg of the annual 2,400-mile Air Race Classic.

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17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697522

NSF Grant Will Help Fund Engineering Professor’s Research of Bio-Inspired Micro-Air Vehicles

University of Alabama Huntsville

"Dynamics and Control of Long Range Micro Air Vehicles Inspired by Monarch Butterflies" receives NSF grant.

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17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697360

VIP Neurons Hold Master Key to Jet Lag Response

Washington University in St. Louis

Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and exploring natural wonders. That is, if you can get past the jet lag. But what if you could take control of the brain's daily timing system? Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis unlocked a cure for jet lag in mice by activating a small subset of the neurons involved in setting daily rhythms, as reported in a July 12 advance online publication of Neuron.

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12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697076

NUS builds new 3D printing capabilities, paving the way for construction innovations

National University of Singapore

The Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) at the National University of Singapore today announced the launch of the AM.NUS Construction 3D Printing Programme to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing building technology in the construction industry.

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6-Jul-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697068

Penn State Aerospace Engineer Honored by International Astronautical Federation

Penn State College of Engineering

David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been named the recipient of the 2018 International Astronautical Federation Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal.

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5-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696959

Documenting 75 years at Hill Air Force Base

University of Utah

In time for the nation’s 242nd birthday, the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is celebrating an exciting new addition to Utah Digital Newspapers — the complete run of Hill Air Force Base’s Hilltop Times. More than 61,000 pages of the Hill Air Force Base newspapers, covering the period 1943 to 2006, have been digitized by the library’s Digital Library Services Department and are available to the public.

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Article ID: 696691

Computer Modeling Helps Keep Aviation Electronics Cool

South Dakota State University

Testing complex heat sink fin configurations, such as rectangular and hexagonal pins, zigzag and arc plates and short plates, as well as pin-and-plate combinations can be done through computational fluid dynamics modeling.

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26-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696555

DHS S&T is at the Cutting Edge of sUAS Capability

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Throughout 2018, S&T will be selecting commercially available sensors and will demonstrate them at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After S&T has established the requirements, vendors will each be given a week to demonstrate their tools, to representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), who provide feedback.

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22-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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