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Monday, July 15, 2019

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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 15-Jul-2019

NUS ‘smart’ textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have incorporated metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between wearable electronic devices. This innovation could have future applications in high-tech ...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Electronics

Research for the next 50 years of space exploration

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the goal of expanding space exploration lives on in UWM labs, where research offers the potential for safer and longer cosmic flights.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The best of both worlds: how to solve real problems on modern quantum computers

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with researchers at Clemson University and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, have developed hybrid algorithms to run on size-l...

– Argonne National Laboratory

IEEE Computer, June-2019

What Will It Take to Live on the Moon?

With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University’s Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon. Benaroya, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mech...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

Sound mind: Detecting depression

AI algorithms can now more accurately detect depressed mood using the sound of your voice, according to new research by University of Alberta computing scientists.

– University of Alberta

Beat the Heat

University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a “device,” that converts more thermal radi...

– University of Utah

Nature Nanotechnology

NUS scientists discover how to 'lock' heat in place using quantum mechanics

In a global first, NUS scientists have demonstrated that heat energy can be manipulated by utilising the quantum mechanical principle of anti-parity-time symmetry. Using this method, they were able to control the flow of heat in a material.

– National University of Singapore


Four ways scholars say we can cut the chances of nasty satellite data surprises

A team of Penn State researchers are reminding policy makers, industry, and citizens that satellite data, left unchecked, can be as dangerous as it is useful and as threatening to national security and civil liberties as it is helpful to the national...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Penn State Law Review

Bringing the blockchain into the physical world

A kit made from everyday objects is bringing the blockchain into the physical world

– Lancaster University

DIS '19

Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist

Argonne National Laboratory played a critical role in the discovery of a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a “van der Waals material.” Researchers can tailor these nanowires in many differ...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nature, June 19, 2019

No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience.

– Washington University in St. Louis


Can Computer Use, Crafts and Games Slow or Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss?

A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Creating a Culture of Excellence: Lessons from The 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model, Part 2

To compete in today’s complex business environment, executives must excel at making decisions with an enterprise perspective. Darden Professor Elliott N. Weiss’ 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model offers a useful decision-making framework.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

DHS S&T, IJIS Host Text-to-911 Techfest on Google Campus

DHS S&T recently joined the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute and Google to host the Text-to-911 Translation TechFest at the Google campus in Kirkland, Washington.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Penn State Alumnus Leads Effort to Restore the Chesapeake

Dana Aunkst, armed with his Penn State chemical engineering degree, has taken on the biggest challenge of his career so far: restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

– Penn State College of Engineering

Moon landing’s legacy: a better life on Earth

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 2019, UGA Today talked with Ben Davis, a professor of mechanical engineering at UGA, about the wide-ranging benefits of this technological triumph. Before ...

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– University of Georgia

Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.


Scientific Reports

S&T's Blockchain program focuses on security, privacy, interoperability & standards

S&T is paving the way for multiple agencies such as CBP, USCIS, TSA and others to successfully and easily integrate Blockchain into their mission.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during ...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Ethology, August 2019

Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-...

– University of California San Diego

How Electricity Stimulates Healing

Electrical stimulation helps heal chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers and bedsores--and now researchers have a new tool that predicts HOW that cellular migration and alignment happens. It will help standardize and optimize treatment.

– South Dakota State University

Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2019

Can’t Take the Heat? ‘Cool Walls’ Can Reduce Energy Costs, Pollution

A Berkeley Lab study modeled different types and ages of homes, retail stores, and office buildings and found that sunlight-reflecting “cool” exterior walls can save as much or more energy than sunlight-reflecting cool roofs in many places across...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Energy & Buildings

Researchers Enhance Surgical Training with 3D Printing

Merging engineering and medical education, a team is providing surgeons-in-training with more realistic and accurate orthopedic surgery simulations through 3D printing and visualized performance data.

– Texas A&M University


DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding Opportunity for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research

DHS S&T announced today $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR).

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

UVA Darden Alumni-Led Cybersecurity Venture Draws Significant Funding, High-Profile Clients

Digital risk protection startup SafeGuardCyber has scaled quickly since being launched in 2014 by two Darden alumni.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tufts University Names New Chief Information Officer

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (July 11, 2019)—Christopher Sedore, vice president and chief information officer at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the new vice president and chief information officer at Tufts University, where he will oversee Tufts ...

– Tufts University

Berkeley Lab Scientists Earn Prestigious White House Early Career Award

Two scientists with Berkeley Lab – and two faculty scientists jointly affiliated with Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley – are among 315 researchers named on July 2 by President Trump to receive the prestigious Presidential E...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Chicago Quantum Exchange Partners with Leading Companies to Advance Research and Education

The Chicago Quantum Exchange, a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, has expanded its community to include new industry partners working at the forefront of quantum technology and research. These corporate ...

– Chicago Quantum Exchange

Iowa State Students Develop Self-Checkout Fraud Detection Model to Win International Data Mining Competition

A team of Iowa State University graduate students brought home the top prize from the 20th annual Data Mining Cup, beating nearly 150 teams from 114 universities in 28 countries. The winners were announced July 3 in Berlin. The students developed a m...

– Iowa State University


HUMAN’s 5-part and erythrocyte sedimentation systems - a useful combination to simplify life in the lab

The powerful combination of the devices HumaCount 5D and HumaSRate 24PT as laboratory equipment is patient-friendly, cost-efficient and time-saving.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Virtual Gaming Revolutionizes Pharmacy Education

SimPHARM is a clinical therapeutic simulation tool that creates a realistic clinical experience in which one minute of virtual time equals one minute of real time. Ideal for flipped classroom learning environments, the platform's cognitive game engin...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Bio-Rad Receives U.S. FDA Clearance for the IH-500, Expanding Its Offering for the Blood Testing Market

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Bio-Rad’s IH-500,...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

LIS365 - An integrated Laboratory Information system to meet all your lab's needs

LIS365 has comprehensive features that stand out to meet the demands of unique lab environments in this latest release, which includes:

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Blood collection is digitalized, the mobile medical lab is born!

80% of the world’s population has limited access to testing laboratories. Part of that problem is being addressed by mobile blood collection services done by independent professionals. For example, in US this blood collection service is being provi...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

TANBead Accelerating Nucleic Acid Extraction at 2019 AACC

New advancements in nucleic acid extraction are making Molecular Diagnostics even more rapid and reliable!

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

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Apollo 11 Anniversary: ‘Next 50 years of human spaceflight won’t be anything like the past 50’

– Creighton University





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