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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 15-Oct-2018

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New Model Helps Define Optimal Temperature and Pressure to Forge Nanoscale Diamonds in an Explosion

To forge nanodiamonds, which have potential applications in medicine, optoelectronics and quantum computing, researchers expose organic explosive molecules to powerful detonations in a controlled environment. These explosive forces, however, make it ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The Journal of Chemical Physics

Using Technology to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Maximizes Time, Resources and Health Outcomes

BOSTON (October 15, 2018) – Harnessing the power of digital health technology --- smart phone apps, telemedicine and mobile health (m-health) --- can provide powerful tools to help people with diabetes self-management, ultimately improving A1c leve...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Cell Metabolism

Ethanol Injection a Viable Treatment Option for Some Thyroid Problems

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol ablation for thyroid conditions is a minimally invasive procedure that is quick and cost-effective, with side effects about the same as those of a flu shot.

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– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Research on Light-Matter Interaction Could Lead to Improved Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

A paper published in Nature Communications by Sufei Shi, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, increases our understanding of how light interacts with atomically thin semiconductors and creates unique excitonic com...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2018 at 15:00 ET

Stringent password policies help prevent fraud, study finds

An Indiana University study finds stringent password rules that encourage longer and more complicated passwords significantly lower the risk of personal data breaches, especially among employees at large organizations that handle sensitive data, like...

– Indiana University

Social Science Research Network; TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018

Medication you can wear

Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active...

– Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Modeling how genes are expressed in specific cell types

A computational model that can track how genes are expressed in each cell type within tissue may help scientists unravel how diseases, such as cancer, progress and how they evade treatment.

– South Dakota State University

Penn State Engineering Leadership Discusses Plans for Achieving Gender Equity

Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State, and the Penn State College of Engineering remain fully committed to achieving gender equity among the undergraduate student population within six years.

– Penn State College of Engineering

The Fine Print

A team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons to greatly improve a patient’s recovery. A person with a badly damaged ligament, tendon, or ruptured ...

– University of Utah

Prescience: Helping Doctors Predict the Future

UW engineers developed a new machine-learning system that can help anesthesiologists predict the likelihood that a patient will experience low blood oxygen levels during surgery. This condition, called hypoxemia, can lead to serious consequences, suc...

– University of Washington

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Studies Reveal Powerful Links Between Economic Development, Technology and Geopolitical Cooperation to Reduce Climate Change

Stony Brook University researchers are trying to determine key links between economic development, technology, politics and human decision making in the context of climate change. Their research published in two peer-reviewed journals helps shed ligh...

– Stony Brook University

Nature Climate Change; Nature Human Behaviour

Bringing Robotics To Girls In Ghana

Dr. Judy Amanor-Boadu, an electrical engineering former student, is creating new STEM opportunities for girls in Ghana. Amanor-Boadu ’13 ’18 was inspired during her graduate studies at Texas A&M University to start a series of girls’ robotics c...

– Texas A&M University

Alumna Makes Her Mark in Hollywood and Marvel Universe

Jann Engel, a 1988 graduate of the College of Architecture, has spent her career on the sets of more than 60 films, including five in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

– Texas Tech University

Rutgers Students Invent Medical Devices for Disabled Children and Adults

Two summers ago, biomedical engineering students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick immersed themselves at Matheny in Peapack, New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that is home to scores of children and adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

This Way to Better Roads

Faculty and students of the California State University are building, repairing and reinventing California’s streets and highways.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How New GE CEO Lawrence Culp Already Transformed One Company Into a Thriving Global Conglomerate

With its struggle over the last 12 months, General Electric ousted CEO John Flannery after only a year on the job. In his place, the company looked to Lawrence Culp, who as Danaher CEO from 2001 to 2014 quintupled the company’s revenues and deliver...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Ancient Pigment Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Egyptian blue, derived from calcium copper silicate, was routinely used on ancient depictions of gods and royalty. Previous studies have shown that when Egyptian blue absorbs visible light, it then emits light in the near-infrared range. Now a team l...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Journal of Applied Physics

Study Uncovers ‘Sextortion’ Prevalence in Teens

Sextortion, the threatened distribution of explicit, intimate and embarrassing sexual images without consent, is the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children. This study is the first to examine the prevalence and effects of sextortion among teens, usi...

– Florida Atlantic University

Sexual Abuse

To Crash or To Swerve? New Study Reveals Which Actions Taken by Self-Driving Cars are Morally Defensible

A new study, “How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty,” published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal addressed this challenge by asking the public what they believed would ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal

Researchers Develop 3-D Printed Objects That Can Track and Store How They Are Used

Engineers at the University of Washington have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use — without using batteries or electronics. Instead, this system uses a method called backscatter, through which a device can share in...

– University of Washington

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Oct 14-17

UAH’s Jackson County safe school technology tests may keep children statewide safer

Security technology tests at a Jackson County school in collaboration with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center could help keep Alabama’s schoolchildren safer if implemented statewide.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

S&T Founds DHS-Wide Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Community of Interest

Considering different forms of innovation are rapidly shaping today’s world, few are more consequential than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These have a growing impact on many aspects of daily life, powering technologies th...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

World of Plankton Interactive Ecological Game at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

In an installation at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, The World of Plankton allows up to four players to gather around a giant digital touch table to capture and explore zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish species.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Students Develop Method to Create Indoor Virtual Maps Using Behavior Data

In a recent study, students sought applications for a self-updating virtual map that could guide users through a space that experiences frequent changes to its layout, such as a museum or grocery store.

– Kennesaw State University

Scientists Forge Ahead with Electron Microscopy to Build Quantum Materials Atom by Atom

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s vision of building tiny machines from the atom up.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory



FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain Team Up to Take Water Irrigation Solutions to the Next Level

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain, a third generation privately-held company, have entered into a three-phase partnership to work on intelligent irrigation components that will be sold throughout major distribution channels.

– Florida Atlantic University

"Invisible Glass" Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials developed a technique for making nonreflecting glass, silicon, and plastic surfaces.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Wins Blue Ribbon at Annual New York Maker Faire

Students and faculty from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) were recently awarded an Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon at the New York Maker Faire. Their research exhibit, a collaborative project between the university’s schools of Engineering and...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2018 at 12:00 ET

Performance Motion Devices Launches Integrated Circuits for Step Motor Control with Advanced Performance and Safety Features at Healthcare Packaging Expo 2018

Healthcare Packaging Expo 2018 – Performance Motion Devices, Inc., a provider of innovative, high performance integrated circuits, boards and drive-based motion control solutions to OEMs around the globe, announced today the new Juno® Step Motor ...

– Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows

Sandia National Laboratories has named Mercedes Taylor and Chen Wang its first Jill Hruby Fellows. The honorees have each been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in technical leadership, comprising national security-relevant research with a...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Missouri S&T researchers win multimillion dollar grant to build fast-charging stations for electric cars

Researchers from Missouri S&T and three private companies will combine their expertise to create charging stations for electric vehicles that could charge a car in less than 10 minutes – matching the time it takes to fill up a conventional vehicle ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Dominican University Receives NSF Grant to Enhance STEM Courses

This $526,892 NSF grant will support retention and graduation rates of students pursuing bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

– Dominican University

NSF 1832237

XLerateHealth Partners with UK, UofL, WVU on Regional Biomedical Technology Accelerator Hub

XLerateHealth, LLC, a Louisville-based healthcare technology accelerator that focuses on startups and commercialization, will join forces with a consortium of 24 academic institutions led by the University of Kentucky (UK), in partnership with the Un...

– University of Kentucky

Penn Medicine Launches Initiative to Transform Electronic Health Record Systems

Doctors, nurses and clinical staff will lead efforts to transform the electronic health records at Penn Medicine, recognizing them as a tool just as important as scalpels to modern health care delivery.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2018 at 09:45 ET

The Science of Consciousness 2019 ConferenceJune 25-28, 2019 Interlaken - Switzerland

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2019 is the 26th annual international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with conscious experience.

– Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology

The Science of Consciousness 2019 Conference June 25-28, 2019

Lockheed Martin partners with Uni of Adelaide on machine learning

Technology and innovation company Lockheed Martin Australia has become the first Foundation Partner with the University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning.

– University of Adelaide

Making batteries store more energy, last longer

A new solid polymer electrolyte may help make cell phone batteries store more energy and last longer.

– South Dakota State University

Amazon Catalyst at ECS Winners Announced

ECS teamed up with Amazon to bring ECS members Amazon Catalyst at ECS. ECS members were able to interact with one of the world's largest companies and potentially be awarded a grant to tackle a number of different challenges.

– The Electrochemical Society

Higher Education Events

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference Sparks Wide-Ranging Discussion

Ahead of October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NYIT's Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Conference gathered experts and aficionados to discuss cyber developments affecting businesses and individuals.

– New York Institute of Technology

Expert Pitch

World’s Longest Nonstop Commercial Flight Lands Today; Engineer Expects Technological Breakthrough Will Make Even Longer Flights Available

– Virginia Tech

Soyuz rocket failure and emergency landing signals ‘mature’ spaceflight tech

– Cornell University





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