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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 05-Aug-2019

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Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected “virtual camera” to see arou...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison


Embargo expired on 05-Aug-2019 at 11:00 ET

Building a Network for Long-Distance Quantum Communication

Brookhaven & SBU hope to create the world’s first true quantum internet, which would enhance information transfer and help us solve complex problems.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Shared E-scooters aren't always as green as other transport options

People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get around town. But a new study from North Carolina State University finds it's not that simple: shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be l...

– North Carolina State University

Environmental Research Letters

Is your Supercomputer Stumped? There May Be a Quantum Solution

A new study led by a physicist at Berkeley Lab details how a quantum computing technique called “quantum annealing” can be used to solve problems relevant to fundamental questions in nuclear physics about the subatomic building blocks of all matt...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientific Reports, July 16, 2019

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2019 at 11:00 ET

PPPL apprenticeship program offers young people chance to earn while they learn high-tech careers

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor, has embarked on a new apprenticeship program to teach high-tech skills to young people through four years of on-the-job training and technical courses. ...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

CMU methods help computers concoct interesting endings

Nothing disappoints quite like a good story with a lousy finish. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who work in the young field of automated storytelling don't think they're getting ahead of themselves by devising better endings.

– Carnegie Institution for Science

Second Workshop of Storytelling

Interdisciplinary team invents technology that speeds wound healing, prevents infection

Northern Arizona University professors Robert Kellar, Nate Nieto and Andy Koppisch patented this technology, which incorporates antimicrobial materials into skin wound-healing scaffolds. These properties should reduce the risk of infection during the...

– Northern Arizona University

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2019

ORNL story tips: Training next-generation sensors to “see,” interpret live data; 3D printing tungsten could protect fusion reactor components; detailed study estimated how much more, or less, energy U.S. residents might consume by 2050 based on s...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Environmental Research Letters, Jul-2019; Global Challenges

Ancient predators inspire visionary research

Insects are inspiring University of South Australia researchers to create new technology based on their extraordinary vision.

– University of South Australia

Why we should learn from global hydrogen focus

Many countries are now making rapid advances in hydrogen energy technologies and strategy – and the rest of the world has much to learn from their experience, according to the authors of a new report by the University of Adelaide.

– University of Adelaide

Advancing Hydrogen

Scientists Cook Up New Recipes for Taking Salt Out of Seawater

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) investigating how to make desalination less expensive have recently hit on promising design rules for making so-called “thermally responsive” ionic li...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nature Communications Chemistry

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help model systems on the cusp of quantum and classical worlds, such as...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves

While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — out of the atmosphere, there is a “dark side to artificial leaves that has gone overlooked for more than a decade,” according to Meenesh Singh, a...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ACS Applied Energy Materials

Tech companies not doing enough to protect users from phishing scams

Technology companies could be doing much more to protect individuals and organisations from the threats posed by phishing, according to research by the University of Plymouth.

– University of Plymouth

Computer Fraud & Security

Virtual reality to solve personal problems

People are often much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems.

– Universidad De Barcelona

Scientific Reports

Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors wi...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Advanced Science; ECCS-1542174

Controlling Air Flow Will Help Usher in the Next Generation of High-Speed Helicopters

Increasing the forward speed of helicopters has the potential to save lives by expediting access to medical care. The Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) and the Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institu...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Researchers raise the heat on molten metals to forge future technologies

Researchers at Iowa State and Ames Laboratory are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source to improve the process of metal-flux synthesis used in manufacturing solid-state materials used to make advanced technolog...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The ADCIRC Prediction System

APS uses modeling technology with a 30-year track record of providing accurate representations of coastal water movement, flooding, and storm impacts.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Experts available to comment on massive Capital One data breach

Indiana University experts are available to comment on the data breach of over 100 million people's personal information from Capital One, which is one of the largest thefts of data from a bank in history.

Expert Available

– Indiana University

DOE Gives ​“Green Light” to Upgrade Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source

Acceptance of Argonne’s final design report for the complex APS Upgrade authorizes the laboratory to proceed with procurements needed to build the nation’s brightest energy, storage-ring based X-ray source.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Policy and Public Affairs

Biophysicists Join Effort to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in STEMM

The Biophysical Society (BPS) is proud to add its name and support to the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) to measurably advance professional and ethical conduct, climate ...

– Biophysical Society


ERBA Mannheim to unveil NEXUS next generation automation at AACC 2019

New Launch Event

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

ERBA Mannheim presenta en AACC 2019, NEXUS, la nueva generación en automatización para laboratorios.

ERBA Mannheim presenta en AACC 2019, NEXUS, la nueva generación en automatización para laboratorios. • Nueva gama de instrumentos de química clínica, inmunoensayo y hematología, accesibles, modulares, integrados, con sistemas de selección y ...

– 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Textron Aviation joins Innovation Campus at Wichita State University to develop future workforce

Wichita State University and Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. company, have announced the next step in ongoing collaboration efforts to develop the future of the aviation industry and next generation of employees when the company signed a long-term l...

– Wichita State University

Argonne-Led Center Receives Award for Pivotal Discovery in Battery Technology

The Center for Electrochemical Energy Science at Argonne National Laboratory has won a Ten at Ten Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award-winning research involved the development and commercialization of two new electrode technologies fo...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Six Argonne researchers recognized as 2019 Distinguished Fellows

Six leading researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have received international recognition in being named as Argonne Distinguished Fellows.

– Argonne National Laboratory

DHS S&T Announces Finalists in $250K Escape Respirator Challenge

Today, DHS S&T announced three finalists for the first stage of the $250,000 Escape Respirator Challenge.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

NYU Physicist Receives U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award

New York University physicist Jiehang Zhang has received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

– New York University

ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship Winners Announced

The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America, is in its fifth year. The fellowship aims to encourage young pro...

– The Electrochemical Society

ECS Press Room; ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship

Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2019 at 05:00 ET

Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific launch effort to accelerate new medical technology that addresses unmet medical needs

Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific Corp. have launched a new venture to accelerate the development of medical technology and new minimally invasive treatments for many health conditions that impede quality and longevity of life.

– Mayo Clinic

Two ORNL Researchers Receive Presidential Early Career Award

Two researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory--David Cullen and Kate Page--have received a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SDSC Awarded NSF Grant for Triton Shared Computing Cluster Upgrade

The National Science Foundation has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a two-year grant worth almost $400,000 to deploy a new system called CC* Compute: Triton Stratus as an enhancement to the existing Triton Shared Com...

– University of California San Diego



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

Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss VR Training for Roadside Worker Safety

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

GW Experts Available to Comment on Data Breaches

– George Washington University

The Critical Societal Role of Materials Science in Energy and Sustainability, Expert Available for Comment

– Materials Research Society (MRS)


Data science finds the reason for home-team advantage in basketball

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2019 at 14:00 ET





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