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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 29-Jul-2019

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Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of co...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Physical Review E

How can you reliably spot a fake smile? Ask a computer

Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers at the University of Bradford have now developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions.

– University of Bradford

Advanced Engineering Informatics

Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal traces on flowers, gelatin

Researchers led by Iowa State's Martin Thuo are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin -- on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many ap...

– Iowa State University

Advanced Functional Materials

How to prevent robocalls

A UAB professor provides best practices to combat the national robocall epidemic.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market

For 25 years, ESTT has promoted the creation of innovative small businesses by allowing staff to leave the labs with a guaranteed job waiting if they return within two years. Spinoff tech companies such as AMPS create high-paying jobs that help stimu...

– Sandia National Laboratories

First Surgery with ROSA® Brain Robot in New Jersey Performed at Overlook Medical Center

The first surgery in New Jersey using the ROSA Brain robot was performed by Ronald Benitez, MD, chief of endovascular neurosurgery, Overlook Medical Center. Conventional brain surgery for epilepsy requires a craniotomy. Using ROSA Brain, surgeons ma...

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– Atlantic Health System

Science Snapshots: chromosomes, crystals, and drones

From Berkeley Lab: exploring human origins in the uncharted territory of our chromosomes; scientists grow spiraling new material; drones will fly for days with this new technology

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found what they believe is a more stable, less toxic semiconductor for solar applications, using a novel double mineral discovered through data analytics and quantum-mechanical calculation...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Chemistry of Materials, June 11, 2019; 1806147

Argonne hosts first in a series of “AI for Science” town halls

More than 360 scientists and engineers from universities, national laboratories and industries across the nation will gather at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory today to kick off a series of town halls focused on a...

– Argonne National Laboratory

APS research on shark vertebrae could improve treatment of bone disease in humans

Argonne’s storied Advanced Photon Source (APS), home to thousands of experiments through the years, is currently aiding in a study of shark spines — one that could shed light on human bones. Stuart R. Stock, a materials scientist and faculty me...

– Argonne National Laboratory

First-of-its-kind graduate course at Penn State tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing

Through a newly introduced course at Penn State, AMD 597 Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing, students will be prepared to navigate the legal issues arising in additive manufacturing, emboldening them to become both technical experts and emerging ...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Designed switch allows unprecedented control over living cells

The first completely artificial protein switch, dubbed LOCKR, has been created to work inside living cells to modify or even commandeer the cell's complex internal circuitry.

– University of Washington

DEWAC02W05CH11231; GM124169W01; HR0011W16W2W0045; Nature July 24, 2019; Nature July 24, 2019

Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or H-Mat...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Small but Mighty: A Mini Plasma-Powered Satellite Now Under Construction May Launch a New Era in Space Exploration

News release reports development of a cubic satellite, or CubeSat, as testbed for a microthruster with unique capabilities.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

New Technique Could Help Engineer Polluted Water Filter, Human Tissues

Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues. Their study, led by researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunsw...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Chemistry; Rutgers Today

Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment

Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that difficulty finding the right volunteer subjects can undermine the effectiveness of these studies. Researchers designed and tested a new co...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

JMIR Medical Informatics, July 24, 2019

Expanding the limits of personalized medicine with high-performance computing

Imagine that you have a serious medical condition. Then imagine that when you visit a team of doctors, they could build an identical virtual ‘twin’ of the condition and simulate millions of ways to treat it until they develop an effective treatme...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Mol. Syst. Des Eng., June 7, 2019

Students from 193 countries to send 500 spacecraft to the moon

Teams of high-school and college students from all 193 countries of the United Nations will send 500 miniature spacecraft to the surface of the moon as part of the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE).

– Cornell University

Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships

Facebook can help first-semester college students maintain relationships with high school friends and assist them in creating new friendships, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, May-2019

Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, or as it’s otherwise known - the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.

– Queen's University Belfast

Nature Ecology & Evolution

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

A team of researchers led by Bill Tang of the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University recently tested its Fusion Recurrent Neural Network (FRNN) code, a novel artificial intelligence (AI)...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature, Apr-2019

August’s SLAS Technology Issue Now Available

The August edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article, “Technologies for the Directed Evolution of Cell Therapies,” a review featured in the journal’s March 2019 edition. The research, led by Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D., (University of Cali...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Technology

By land and air, students to detect crop diseases with tech

A team of undergraduates at Cornell University, partnering with Michael Gore, professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, is aiming to use the tools of digital agriculture to spot Northern leaf blight – a devastating funga...

– Cornell University


St. Mary’s College and SolarCube LLC Research Partnership Wins Award for Innovation

A $100,000 technology product development grant will directly support the research and development work led by Troy Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who is the principle inventor for technology that uses...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Science Societies Announce 2019-20 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

The Materials Research Society, the Optical Society, and SPIE make final selection for prestigious appointments to learn and contribute to science policymaking in Washington, D.C.

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

Catalytic Data Science Announces New Integration with Box's Cloud Content Management Solution

Scientific knowledge can now be produced and managed in a single Life Sciences R&D Cloud.

– Catalytic Data Science

Speech Analytics Evaluation for OpenSAT19

Effective speech analytic technologies and voice-based communications services are critical for public safety responders, especially when their hands are preoccupied during an active response or when background noises reach levels that can render mos...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

UIC’s new Engineering Innovation Building supports nano- to mega-scale research and dramatic growth in engineering student enrollment

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s new 57,500-square-foot Engineering Innovation Building will add depth and breadth to the university’s expanding engineering footprint. The building will house engineers investigating phenomena on a scale fr...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award Competition PixCell’s Hanan Ben-Asher to Present Next Generation Diagnosis and Early Detection

HemoScreen’s™ Viscoelastic Focusing; A breakthrough in cellular analysis for Hematology and other critical POC assays.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

STRATEC enters the module business and strengthens its platform business with the new chemiluminescence platform KleeYa

STRATEC takes a further step towards the diversification of its product portfolio by introducing stand-alone modules and a new chemiluminescence immunoassay platform as adjuncts to its core business- the development and manufacturing of OEM instrumen...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Dirui’s Innovations Shining at the 71th AACC

The 71th AACC Clinical Lab Exposition will be held from August 6 to August 8 in Anaheim Convention Center, CA.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Globus Announces Integration with Box Cloud Content Management

Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the general availability of Globus for Box, a new solution for seamlessly connecting Box with an organization’s existing research storage ecosystem.

– Globus

Yaskawa Motoman Bulk Sorter Supports High-Volume Commercial Laboratory Operations

AutoSorter™ 2000BB is Yaskawa Motoman’s high-speed bulk sorter for high-volume commercial laboratories, providing maximum specimen throughput at up to 2,000 tubes/hr.

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic US Crop from Climate Change

Using deep learning techniques, we can analyze the effects of weather variability on soybean yield and protein production and work to develop high protein varieties that can withstand the stresses associated with changing climates.

– Benson Hill Biosystems

Expert Pitch

Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss FaceApp and Privacy Concerns

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Driving psychologist able to discuss distracted driving prevention

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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