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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 01-Apr-2019

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Human-robot symbiosis improves interaction

Semi-automated vehicles on our motorways, a mobile robot arm that can effectively intervene in a disaster area, drones: these are all examples of robots that exist our unpredictable environment. These robots cannot manage without human intervention, ...

– Delft University of Technology

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2019

ORNL used artificial intelligence to analyze data about bullying to reveal potential of broader impacts; flexible sensor wraps around power cables to monitor electrical loads from household appliances; ORNL is evaluating paths for licensing remotely ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019; Joint Proceedings of the ACM IUI 2019 Workshops, Mar-2019

Engineering for High-Speed Devices

A research team from the University of Delaware has developed cutting-edge technology for photonics devices that could enable faster communications between phones and computers.

– University of Delaware

ACS Applied Electronic Materials

Why Neuroengineering Is a Smart Career Choice

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Biomedical engineers grow cardiac patches to help people recover from heart attacks

A little goes a long way. Tiny blood vessels are essential for regenerative engineering and a team led by engineers from Michigan Tech has detailed innovative methods to ensure highly aligned, dense and mature microvasculature in engineered tissue th...

– Michigan Technological University

Theranostics, March-2019; Acta Biomaterialia, March-2019 ; National Science Foundation NSF 1703570; National Institutes of Health NIH 1R15CA202656

Scientists Discover Potential Sustainable Energy Technology for the Household Refrigerator

While many advancements have been in improving its efficiency, the refrigerator still consumes considerable amounts of energy each year. So researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China are working to minimize the cold loss that oc...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Running Upright: The Minuscule Movements That Keep Us From Falling

Maybe running comes easy, each stride pleasant and light. Maybe it comes hard, each step a slog to the finish. Either way, the human body is constantly calibrating, making microscopic adjustments to keep us from falling as we weekend-warrior our way ...

– Ohio State University


Argonne pioneers tools to help countries worldwide plan for power delivery

Power system analysis tools developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are being used in more than 40 countries around the world. One of these tools, the Generation and Transmission Maximization Model, or GTMax,...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Sarcasm Detectors and the Drama of Global Warming: Halicioğlu Data Science Institute Awards Innovative Scholarships

Developing how the heart forms and brain works. How to analyze sarcasm computationally. Harnessing computers to develop campaign rhetoric that delivers voters across the spectrum. Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego announced innovat...

– University of California San Diego

Mobiliti: A Game Changer for Analyzing Traffic Congestion

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a software tool that uses supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center to accurately simulate traffic flow throughout the San Francisco Bay Area road networks and provide...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

How to cross-examine a machine in court

As society becomes more automated, our trial system needs to identify new ways to cross-examine evidence generated by processes and machines, without requiring human witnesses to vouch for it.

– Vanderbilt University

Texas Law Review; SSRN

Engineers Craft the Basic Building Block for Electrospun Nanofibers

Imagine wounds that heal without scars. It’s possible with electrospun nanofibers. A team from Michigan Tech streamlined the tissue scaffold production process, cutting out time spent removing toxic solvents and chemicals. Using a unique blend of p...

– Michigan Technological University

Materialia, March-2019; MEDC T3N award from the Michigan Economic Development

Snapshot: 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know about S&T’s EDGE Virtual Training

DHS S&T Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform provides a safe, immersive environment where first responders, and now educators, can hone their skills and prepare for a multitude of incident responses.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Team Creates Robotic 3D-Printed Hand for Local Boy

Wichita State University student Chelsea Sewell and Brian Brown, director of the Robotics and Automation Lab at WSU, created a robotic 3D-printed hand for a local boy.

– Wichita State University

Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Feb-2019

New App Can Secure All Your Saved Emails

Columbia Engineering researchers develop Easy Email Encryption, an app that encrypts all saved emails to prevent hacks and leaks, is easy to install and use, and works with popular email services such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science


New Drilling Technology Could Make Geothermal Energy More Feasible

Geothermal wells are drilled deep into the ground in order to tap into the heat radiating from the Earth’s core and transform it into electricity, but it is a slow and expensive. A team of researchers from Texas A&M University is developing new dri...

– Texas A&M University

STEM Inspiration Leads Argonne Intern on Electrical Engineering Path

As a high school student, Bryce Smith participated in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) High School Research Program, designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among ...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Analyzing Design Team Interaction

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State will study the role team interactions have on engineering student teams’ performance during the design process.

– Penn State College of Engineering


$2.9M grant to help extract clean irrigation water from fracking wastewater

Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help dry western states that need water for crops and liv...

– Michigan State University

Two Los Alamos National Lab Researchers Win Women in Tech Awards

Two researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were recognized with 2019 Women in Technology Awards by the New Mexico Technology Council. Janette Frigo, an electrical engineer with the Laboratory’s Intelligence and Space Research division, and...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

News Release: DHS S&T Awards Auburn University $565K to Improve Canine Detection of Explosives

DHS S&T has awarded $564,988 in funding to Auburn University for two research and development projects designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of canines trained to detect explosives.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials

Sandia National Laboratories has created the first inverse-design software for optical metamaterials — meaning users start by describing the result they want, and the software fills in the steps to get there.

– Sandia National Laboratories

TMS Honors 2019 Awardees

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has announced the 2019 recipients of its awards during its recent TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Nanyin Zhang named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow

Nanyin Zhang, Huck Professor of Brain Imaging with the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE is a nonprofit organ...

– Penn State College of Engineering

GlobusWorld 2019 Program Announced

Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the lineup of speakers for its eighth annual user conference, GlobusWorld 2019, held this year on May 1-2, 2019 in Chicago, IL.

– Globus

GlobusWorld 2019, May 1-2, 2019 in Chicago, IL

S&T Awards $5.9M to Expand Critical Infrastructure Protection Platform

DHS S&T has awarded a total of $5,900,000 to the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to expand the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises (DECIDE) cyber-training platform.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


SDSC and Sylabs Spread the Word on Singularity

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, and recently hosted the first-ever Singularity User Group meeting, attracting users and developers from around the nation and beyond who wanted to learn more about the latest develo...

– University of California San Diego





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