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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 24-Sep-2018

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The addition of a new infrared camera at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source narrows the gap between basic and applied research in additive manufacturing.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs....

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2018 at 01:00 ET

“Model” students enjoy Argonne campus life

Savanna Dautle, an intern from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, spent her summer working with assistant chemist David Bross at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

– Argonne National Laboratory

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

Its name is an acronym used to convey its size, but researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine are hoping their hand-held cancer detection device’s impact in the developing world is anything but small.

– Cornell University

Nature Biomedical Engineering, Sept. 2018

Penn State leading innovation in the emerging field of artificial water channels

The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering’s cutting-edge work in the nascent field of artificial water channels was the subject of a recent Faraday Discussions conference held by the Royal Society of Chemistry and a breakthrough paper in t...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Nature Communications; Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion, June-2018

Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Quingun Li, a former doctoral student in her lab, are the first to measure the activation energy and kinetic factors of calc...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Communications Chemistry, Sept. 19, 2018; DE-AC02-05-CH11231

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2018 at 05:00 ET

College Students Have Unequal Access to Reliable Technology, Study Finds

Smartphones and laptops seem ubiquitous at U.S. universities, but there is still a "digital divide," with some students less likely than others to have consistent access to reliable technology, according to a study co-authored by an Indiana Universit...

– Indiana University

Communication Research Aug-2018

Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar Like Birds

Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate atmospheric thermals. The resea...

– University of California San Diego


Researchers Prepare to Explore Extreme Lunar Environments

As the United States prepares to visit the surface of the Moon once again, scientists from the RIS4E node of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), led by researchers from the Stony Brook University College of Arts and...

– Stony Brook University

New Research Identifies Factors That Influence Physicians’ Adoption of New Technologies

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of a study providing detailed information on factors determining the adoption of new technologies fr...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Sep-2018

Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Target Healthcare Interventions

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced the publication of a series of articles that tackle the challenges associated with assessing the value of next-generation ...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Sep-2018

A prize-winning measurement device could aid a wide range of industries

Companies dealing with liquids ranging from wastewater to molten metals could benefit from a prize-winning device developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University....

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Measurement Science and Technology

Argonne’s Lab-Wide Data Service

To address the challenge of streamlining data movement, storage and access, the Globus team worked with Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) scientists to develop a lab-wide service for storing and sharing data among distributed collaborators...

– Globus

New School of Thought

If it’s been a while since you were in college, the rules are changing: Students may now be required to talk to each other, check their cellphones or trade notes. Professors often no longer lecture from a podium. It’s all part of active learning,...

– University of California, Irvine

How Machine Learning Can Sharpen Environmental Research

Argonne recently hosted a workshop that brought together computational and natural scientists to discuss opportunities for applying machine learning and geospatial statistics to challenging problems in environmental research.

– Argonne National Laboratory

When it Comes to Health Care, Can You Hack It?

On Saturday, October 6, hundreds of hackers are expected to descend upon the University of California San Diego campus to put their collaborative problem-solving capabilities to the test.

– University of California San Diego Health

Prototyping Center turns ideas into reality

UWM's Prototyping Center works with academics, students and local businesses to test and make prototypes of potential new products.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Berkeley Lab to Build an Advanced Quantum Computing Testbed

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will receive $30 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to build and operate an Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) allowing researchers to explore superconducting quantum processors...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

embargoed until 24-Sep-2018, 13:00 ET

Technology in Anesthesia Takes Center Stage at 85th Annual Congress

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other healthcare professionals will gather and discuss issues and solutions for enhanced recovery after surgery, access to quality anesthesia care, and technology’s role in healthcare, among other...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Sept. 21-25, 2018,

Four TMS Members Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

TMS issues congratulations to four of its members named in the 2018 class of National Academy of Engineering (NAE) inductees.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

NuShores Biosciences receives $1.7 million grant to study bone regeneration technology

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock spin-off company, NuShores Biosciences, LLC, has received a $1.7 million grant to study how NuShores’ bone regeneration technology can be applied in craniofacial tissues. The National Institute of Dental and...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

DHS S&T Awards $200K to Sunnyvale Startup for Lidar Technology

DHS S&T awarded $200,000 to Quanergy Systems, Inc, a Sunnyvale, California-based start-up, to develop LiDAR-based technology to enhance Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) counting and measuring capabilities in airport security and customs proces...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS Awards Intafel $168K to Develop Virtual Machine Capability

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded Intafel Corp. of Cambridge, Massachusetts $167,870 to develop a virtual machine capability to protect the operations of financial services.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

National Science Foundation Awards $220M, Five-Year Contract to Continue Support of Pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a five-year, $220 million contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The coalit...

– Rutgers University's Office of Research and Economic Development

Cheng wins Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award

Lei Cheng, an assistant chemist in the Materials Science division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has received a Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 Award.

– Argonne National Laboratory

JCESR renewed for another five years

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory and focused on advancing battery science and technology.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 18-Sep-2018 at 13:30 ET

Binghamton designated as NextFlex New York Node for flexible hybrid electronics initiative

NextFlex has designated Binghamton University to be the New York “Node” for its flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) initiative. As the NextFlex New York Node, Binghamton will design, develop and manufacture tools; process materials and products for...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ivory Innovations Announces $200,000 Prize Seeking to Improve Housing Affordability

Ivory Innovations has announced the new $200,000 Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability, an award that will honor innovations in design, financing and policy that seek to increase access in housing affordability.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Expert Pitch

Northwestern Medicine Cardiovascular Experts Available for Comment on COAPT/MitraClip

– Northwestern Medicine

Beginning tomorrow (9/21) the three credit bureaus will be required to offer consumers the option to freeze their credit free of charge

– University of Michigan

Northwestern Medicine Chief of Geriatrics Available to Comment on Apple Watch's Fall Detection Feature

– Northwestern Medicine





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