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Brain, Neuroscience, Neurology, Biology, Genetics, Genetic Engineering, Magnetogenetics, Magneto-Thermal Stimulation, Magnetism, Health, Neurological Diseases

Scientists Use Magnetic Fields to Remotely Stimulate Brain — and Control Body Movements


Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities — an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.



Innovator Award, Innovators, Cybersecurity, augmented reality, encrypted communications

UW Professor Franziska Roesner Named One of World's Top Innovators Under 35


MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 "Innovators Under 35" for 2017. Roesner is a faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and co-director of the school's Security and Privacy Laboratory.




Antifreeze, Organ Transplant, Organs, Ice Cream, Freeze, ice, Synthetic, Protein, Airplane, Technology, Breakthrough, Ice Crystals

Antifreeze to Improve Aeroplanes, Ice Cream and Organ Transplants


The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.



3D printing, cyberattacks, Engineering, Science, Technology, Health, Public Health, Prostheses, Cyber, Transportation, Aviation, Space, Cybersecurity, Security, Terrorism, Hacking, Computers, Software, firmware, Nanoparticles, GOLD, Housing, Buildings, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University, Rutgers, New Jersey, NJ

Defeating Cyberattacks on 3D Printers


With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.



Additive, additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, Security, Quality Assurance

Print No Evil – Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing


Researchers have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised.



SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, condensed matter physics, energy science, Engineering, Lasers, Materials Science, X-ray science, lightsource, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source

Newly Upgraded Laser Allows Scientists to Peer Further Into the Extreme Universe at SLAC’s LCLS


Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary interiors. The laser system now delivers three times more energy for experiments with SLAC’s ultrabright X-ray laser, providing a more powerful tool for probing extreme states of matter in our universe.



Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, foundation engineering, geosynthetics, soil-structure interaction

University of Delaware Professor Named American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named University of Delaware professor Christopher Meehan to its 2017 class of Fellows. This honor is given to ASCE members who have made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering and enhanced lives in the process.



Nanotechnology, Chad Mirkin, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials


Northwestern University’s Chad A. Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz have received significant five-year grants from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation in support of their innovative materials science research.



Physical Sciences & Engineering, Nanoscience & Technology, Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), Institute for Molecular Engineering , Materials Science, Nanoscience

Seth Darling Named Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has named Seth Darling as Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne (IME at Argonne), effective immediately. IME at Argonne is the Argonne-based partner to the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.



Solar Panels, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology, colorful solar panels, Lithography, Efficiency, dielectric nanoscatterers, Verena Neder, Stefan Luxembourg, Albert Polman, University of Amsterdam, AMOLF, ECN Solar Energy

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color


Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study, published this week in Applied Physics Letters, brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter green light back toward an observer.

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