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Article ID: 698694

World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ask most people to identify the fastest animal on Earth and they’ll suggest a cheetah, falcon or even a sailfish. To that list of speedy animals, Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum ambiguum, a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body.

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Article ID: 698630

Aconity3D, Emerging Tech Leader in Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing, to Make Home at UTEP

University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, one of the world’s emerging technology leaders in the production of 3D printing equipment, under a new agreement announced by the two organizations this summer.

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Article ID: 698679

Houston Methodist Opens New State-of-the-Art Patient Tower in Texas Medical Center

Houston Methodist

This new facility in the Texas Medical Center will give cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists advanced technology that they believe will transform clinical care for the future and will serve as the new standard for similar facilities around the country.

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Article ID: 698667

RoboCup 2018: S&T Test Methods Used to Evaluate Rescue Robots

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Since 1997, several continents have played host to an international soccer tournament. No, not the World Cup -- the RoboCup. Robots of all shapes and sizes test their “metal” in the world’s favorite sport. Engineers and fans from across the globe have gathered to watch hunks of autonomous steel try to nudge a ball into a miniature net.

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Article ID: 698668

A Scientific Dating Game: Biologists Play RNA-Protein Matchmakers

University of Texas at Dallas

Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are pursuing what differentiates a fruitful encounter from a dud.

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Article ID: 698664

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

University of California, Irvine

Not only can your smartphone serve as your wallet, watch and map, it can also be your digital security blanket. In a new study led by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.

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