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Article ID: 696367

New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Johns Hopkins University

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.

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Article ID: 696189

Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

University of Georgia

Scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban plastic waste imports and how the policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.

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Article ID: 696399

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

Northwestern University

• Chameleons change color by controlling the spacing among nanocrystals on their skin • Northwestern’s nanolaser changes color similarly — by controlling the spacing among metal nanoparticles • By stretching and releasing an elastic substrate, the nanoparticles move further apart or closer together to control color

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Article ID: 696390

East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College and Aerodyne plan to install eight to twelve ARISense instruments around East Boston, at a fraction of the cost of a single EPA monitoring site.

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Article ID: 696389

Hendren Awarded Arts Culture Grant

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Sara Hendren, an artist, designer and researcher-in-residence at Olin College has been awarded an Artist Fellowship in non-fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Article ID: 696371

Researchers Find Last of Universe's Missing Ordinary Matter

University of Colorado Boulder

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped to find the last reservoir of ordinary matter hiding in the universe.

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Article ID: 696375

NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data

Northern Arizona University

Led by the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform’s digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and enrich education and outreach activities.

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Article ID: 696385

Researchers Show Human Microbiome Could Help in Solving Crime

Nova Southeastern University

Like fingerprints or DNA, a human's microbiome can be used to trace their whereabouts

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MIT Study Names Olin College World Leader in Engineering Education

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

A new MIT study has named Olin College of Engineering, along with MIT, as the top leaders in engineering education globally.

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