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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 22-Jul-2019

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Imaging the Chemical Structure of Individual Molecules, Atom by Atom

An imaging guide that Brookhaven and ExxonMobil scientists made to identify petroleum contaminants could lead to cleaner, more efficient fuels.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Energy & Fuels, Apr. 29, 2019

August Edition of SLAS Discovery Now Available

August’s edition of SLAS Discovery showcases research from James Woods, a fourth-year undergraduate student in biochemistry at Brigham Young University (BYU) (Utah). In “Selection of Functional Intracellular Nanobodies,” Woods describes current...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery

Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2019 at 05:00 ET

NYPA and Rensselaer Lab Collaboration to Research Cleaner Grid Technologies

Inter-lab collaboration between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is paving the way for a greener and more resilient power grid.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Training high school teachers to implement engineering curriculum

Educators from eight high schools across the country participated in a two-week professional development institute at the University of Iowa to learn to implement the Engineer Your World curriculum, which engages students in hands-on engineering expe...

– University of Iowa

S&T Labs Partner with Responders to Assess Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors

In order to provide information to the responder community, two federal laboratories under the DHS S&T—NUSTL—primarily a testing and evaluation laboratory for first responders—and TSL—known for its experience in explosives detection—collabo...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a graphene device that switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without losing any energy, to an insulator that resists the flow of electric current – all with a simple flip of a ...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Embargo expired on 17-Jul-2019 at 13:00 ET

Latest e-skin innovation by NUS researchers gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch

NUS researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins.

– National University of Singapore

Science Robotics

Who’s using the User Facilities?

Whether studying the fundamental behavior of metals or reconstructing the evolution of the universe, researchers are finding the resources to accomplish their goals at one or a combination of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Fac...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Cancer Device Created at Rutgers to See if Targeted Chemotherapy is Working

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses artificial intelligence and biosensors, is up to 95.9 percent accurate in coun...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Microsystems & Nanoengineering; Rutgers Today

Get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still...

– University of California San Diego

Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities

Biomedical engineers at Penn State have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells. The work, published in Nature Communications, could hold significant potential for a variety of medical and biomanufactur...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Nature Communications

Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Are the Size of the World’s Smallest Ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these “micro-bristle-bots” might work together to sense environmenta...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering; ECCS-1542173

Rehab with robots

Rehabilitation devices that conform to the body provide more than support for feeble or rigid muscles. With embedded AI, these 'exoskeletons' communicate with muscles when the brain cannot.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Raises Over $505,000 at the 36th Annual Golf Classic Tournament

On July 8, the Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Golf Classic was held at Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club where more than 255 golfers raised over $50...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Rensselaer-led Experiment Headed to the International Space Station

A unique experiment seeking to learn more about the mechanics of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s will soon be conducted in space, and is being led by a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Fusion's Path to Practicality

The Department of Energy has fueled TAE Technologies' quest for commercially viable nuclear fusion energy with awards of computer time through the INCITE program

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Study shows parent/teen conversations can improve driver safety

A new University of Iowa study finds that teenagers who drive cars equipped with onboard monitoring systems have fewer accidents when they have conversations with their parents about safe driving when the system flags an unsafe driving situation.

– University of Iowa

Accident Analysis and Prevention, Oct-2019

4-H’ers prepare ‘rusty’ experiment for International Space Station

Five students from H.T. Wiley Intermediate School in Watertown, N.Y. will watch their experiment soar from Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 21 toward the heavens on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Destination: the International Space Station.

– Cornell University

Decoding online consumer behavior

Social media unleashed an ocean of consumer data and, while many are drowning in it, digital marketing whiz Purush Papatla sails.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop ways to trac...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UTHealth’s Tricia Zucker earns Presidential Award for helping at-risk children

Highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to early career researchers is given to faculty member at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Research will help reduce weight, cost of high-speed missiles

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense, receiving a three-year, $33 million contract from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile...

– Wichita State University

Press Conference: Solve Unique Flow Control & Filtration Challenges with Mott

Mott will introduce R&D and Engineering capabilities including rapid prototyping, advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D print, and testing and data analysis in Mott's state-of-the-art lab.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Physicists receive $2 million for new plasma physics center

West Virginia University physicists received a $2 million federal grant to create a plasma physics research. It will be the only facility in the world capable of making detailed three-dimensional measurements of the motion of ions and electrons at ki...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Ground-breaking Los Alamos inventions grab honors

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Patrick McClure and Bob Reid were honored last week with the 2019 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize for their work in developing small, cost-effective, and safe nuclear reactor designs to power future habi...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cornell University launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

Cornell University is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job.

– Cornell University

Developing techniques to repair, construct bridges, roadways

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center.

– South Dakota State University

Ocean Medical Center Celebrates 35 Years with Flag Raising Ceremony

An official flag raising ceremony was held at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center on July 12 to celebrate 35 years.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

New online master of engineering degree to be offered through Penn State World Campus

Today’s engineers need to be equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of a modern society and to understand how to innovate and better streamline processes. In order to meet these needs, Penn State will offer a new online degree -- master of engi...

– Penn State College of Engineering

NSF Awards $10 Million to SDSC to Deploy ‘Expanse’ Supercomputer

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) valued $10 million to deploy Expanse, a new supercomputer designed to advance research ...

– University of California San Diego


New Mexico Tech and Los Alamos National Laboratory make joint appointment to work on robotics projects

New Mexico Tech (NMT) and Los Alamos National Laboratory marked the first scientific staff appointment under their cooperative agreement at a July 11 ceremony held at the Laboratory and attended by NMT President Stephen Wells and Laboratory Director ...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Using deep learning to improve traffic signal performance

Traffic signals serve to regulate the worst bottlenecks in highly populated areas but are not always very effective. Researchers at Penn State are hoping to use deep reinforcement learning to improve traffic signal efficiency in urban areas, thanks ...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Department of Energy awards $4.6 million to Argonne to support collaborations with industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects aimed at advancing commercialization of promising energy technologies and strengthening partnerships between DOE’s National Laboratories and pri...

– Argonne National Laboratory

DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium

DHS S&T Office of University Programs announced today the release of two RFP totaling just over $820,000 in funding through its partnership with the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Research and Development Consortium (MSRDC).

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Emerson Automation Solutions AACC 2019 Booth #849 Highlights

Emerson offers a breadth of fluid control products and expertise that help OEM engineers who develop in-vitro clinical diagnostics instrumentation. The ASCOTM portfolio includes liquid isolation valves, general service gas valves, pinch valves, propo...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

AquaSpark™ probes for ultrasensitive detection of Salmonella and Listeria

Researchers from the Tel Aviv University, Nemis Technologies and Biosynth Carbosynth recently reported the new AquaSpark™-based chemiluminescence probes for the ultrasensitive direct detection of viable pathogenic bacteria.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Delta ModTech will feature their EDGE laser technology in booth 4439

Visit booth 4439 we will demonstrate a complex converting application on our Delta Crusader with EDGE® Laser Technology. Delta ModTech’s patented design allows the laser to be used in multiple locations on the machine for total process flexibility...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Press Conference: Solve Unique Flow Control and Filtration Challenges with Mott

Mott Corporation will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 6 at the 2019 AACC Clinical Lab Expo to present Mott's Engineering Services for unique flow control and filtration challenges. The event will be hosted by Mike Miller, Director, Enginee...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

MyCartis and XVIVO Perfusion AB engage to develop a fast diagnostic test to assess the quality of donated organs before transplantation

Today, MyCartis and XVIVO Perfusion AB announce a collaboration to engage in the development of a fast diagnostic tool to timely assess the quality of donated organs during ex-vivo perfusion. Such test can guide the transplant surgeon and team on the...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

A ‘Smart Toolbox’ for Medical Device Developers: The New I.W. Tremont Diagnostic Device Materials Resource Guide

A comprehensive kit with functional material samples and technical specifications focuses on diagnostic applications

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Sysmex America to Exhibit New Products, Automation & Quality Solutions for Optimized Clinical Laboratory Performance at AACC 2019

Meet Sysmex’s team members at booth #1063 to talk products, processes, automation, quality, and best practices in clinical laboratory management. “Clinical laboratory professionals will gain a greater understanding of Sysmex’s extensive portfol...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program





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