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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 07-Jan-2019

Stronger knee joint repairs could result from CME chair’s research

Research underway at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) could provide stronger repairs for injured knees.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Embargo expired on 07-Jan-2019 at 10:00 ET

Keeping the lights on in a disaster

Founded by the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, the Cascadia Lifelines Program seeks solutions to improve the performance of critical infrastructure during earthquakes. Through the program, Oregon State graduate student Vishvas Chal...

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

More Designer Peptides, More Possibilities

A combined experimental and modeling approach contributes to understanding small proteins with potential use in industrial, therapeutic applications.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Science 358, 1461 (2017). [DOI: 10.1126/science.aap7577]

Startup Time for Ion Collisions Exploring the Phases of Nuclear Matter

January 2 marked the startup of the 19th year of physics operations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Physicists will conduct a series of experiments to ...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Can a Video Game-Based “Digital Medicine” Help Children with Autism and Co-occurring ADHD?

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Dec-2018

Technology and Doctors Combine to Detect Patients Who Don’t Take Their Pills

Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify nonadherent patients, combining technology with the perceptions of health care providers.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Pediatric Nephrology; R01DK092919

Research could lead to more durable cell phones and power lines

Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a way to make cell phones and power lines more durable. 

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Applied Physics Letters

Novel fiber-optic device lays foundation for quantum-enhanced measurements

Interferometers—instruments that precisely measure the intersection of two beams of light—are useful for both fundamental science studies and practical applications such as gyroscopes and hydrophones. A team of researchers at ORNL developed and t...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Applied Physics Letters


Copper is good at conducting both heat and electricity. But mix in some titanium and apply a bit of chemistry and you have a catalyst that can be the key to producing greener hydrogen from water using electricity.

– University of Delaware

Revealing Hidden Spin: Unlocking New Paths Toward High-Temperature Superconductors

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Bridges under Light Rail Loading

A field work study of four bridges in Denver, Colorado was conducted to assess the behavior of prestressed concrete bridges carrying light rail transit loadings.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Structural Journal, January, 2019

Embargo expired on 02-Jan-2019 at 00:00 ET

Tiny, Implantable Device Uses Light to Treat Bladder Problems

Neuroscientists and engineers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, have developed a tiny, implantable d...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature, Jan. 2, 2019

Embargo expired on 02-Jan-2019 at 13:00 ET

Test Flights Open Skies for Commercial Use of Drones

The University of North Dakota, along with research partners from Harris Corporation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, achieved a major industry milestone on Dec. 21 with the first-ever test flights over a specially develop...

– University of North Dakota

New Discovery Is Big on Nanoscale

Is it possible to predict what type of material an unidentified element will be in bulk quantities solely based on the properties it exhibits over a limited range of the subnano to nano size régime? It is, according to Argonne scientists.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Scientists Move Quantum Optic Networks a Step Closer to Reality

A crucial step has been achieved in understanding quantum optical behavior of semiconductor nanomaterials.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nano Letters; Aug-2018

Physicists Uncover New Competing State of Matter in Superconducting Material

A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-ind...

– Ames Laboratory

Physical Review Letters

Tribology Interns Find a Smooth Path to Research

Argonne scientists and engineers see their work with interns in the tribology group as an investment. Some of the interns will go on to get Ph.D.s, some will return to Argonne for careers — all of them offer fresh perspectives.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Smelling in Tiny Houses: How Ciliary Electric Currents Keep Olfaction Reliable

Scientists have used a combination of mathematical modeling, electrophysiology, and computer simulations to explain how cells communicate effectively in highly constricted spaces such as the olfactory cilia. The findings will inform future studies of...

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Embargo expired on 31-Dec-2018 at 15:00 ET

Best of 2018: DOE Office of Science National Lab News

See news and research from participating DOE National Labs in the DOE Science Channel

– Newswise

DOE Office of Science Grants

Engineering Researchers Hit Record with 17 Payloads on the International Space Station

The December launch of the SpaceX CRS-16 carried the Engineering and Innovative Technology Department’s newly designed Rapid Freezer.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Illuminating Nanoparticle Growth with X-rays

Taking part in the worldwide search for fuel cell cathode materials, researchers at the University of Akron developed a new method of synthesizing catalysts from a combination of metals—platinum and nickel—that form octahedral (eight-sided) shape...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

In places where water is scarce—the world’s deserts, for example—getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. A pair of new studies from researchers at The Ohio State University offe...

– Ohio State University

Gurera D, Bhushan B. 2019 Designing bioinspired surfaces for water collection from fog. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 377: 20180269.; Song D, Bhushan B. 2019 Water condensation and transport on bioinspired triangular patterns with heterogeneous wettability at a ...

Your Brain on Art: Neuroscientists Define the Aesthetic Experience

The research suggests that a key to understanding aesthetic experiences lies in the distinction between parts of the brain that respond to the outside world, versus those that look inward at ourselves. The authors were particularly interested in the ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Embargo expired on 21-Dec-2018 at 00:05 ET


Top 10 Discoveries of 2018

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory compiles a list of the biggest advances made by the Lab’s staff scientists, engineers, and visiting researchers. From uncovering mysteries of the universe to buildin...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy announced it will award 189 grants totaling $33 million to 149 small businesses in 32 states.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Executive Director Selected at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Seth Hutchinson as the new executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). Hutchinson is a professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics in Georgia Tech’s College of Computi...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

The Science of Consciousness TSC 2019Interlaken - Switzerland June 25-28, 2019

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

Machine learning award powers Argonne leadership in engine design

When attempting to design engines to be more fuel-efficient and emissions-free, automotive manufacturers have to take into account all the complexity inherent in the combustion process.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Biology Faculty Receives Grant to Help Increase STEM Degrees Among Minorities

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Biology Lecturer Caryl Ann Becerra, Ph.D., has received $35,000 for a project called “California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP).”

– California State University, Channel Islands


MD Anderson Cancer Center and 4D pharma collaborate to evaluate live biotherapeutics in solid tumors

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and 4D pharma today announced a strategic collaboration to evaluate 4D’s live biotherapeutic oncology pipeline across a range of cancer settings.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 06-Jan-2019 at 02:00 ET

UAB outsources its revenue-producing antibodies to the Birmingham company SouthernBiotech

In a move to maintain revenue and expand opportunities to produce and license new monoclonal antibodies, UAB has outsourced its selection of marketable monoclonal immunoreagents and hybridomas — the cells that produce monoclonal antibodies — to t...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Expert Pitch

Will Facebook users flee in wake of latest revelations? Probably not, says social computing researcher

– University of Colorado Boulder





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