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Newswise Technology and Engineering Wire for 07-Oct-2019

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Ceevra 3D VR Models Shown to Improve Patient Outcomes in Kidney Cancer Operations

Ceevra, Inc. today announced the publication of a study assessing the impact of using Ceevra’s 3D virtual reality models to plan for operations to remove kidney tumors. The study results, published in JAMA Network Open, showed substantial reduction...

– Ceevra

JAMA Network Open

Particles Emitted by Consumer 3D Printers Could Hurt Indoor Air Quality

The particles emitted from 3D printers can negatively impact indoor air quality and have the potential to harm respiratory health, according to a study from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and UL Chemical Safety.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Environmental Science & Technology; UL Chemical Safety

What is the difference between square and round hay bales?

Advances in technology allow for baling larger amounts of hay, faster

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

The fast dance of electron spins

Metal complexes show a fascinating behavior in their interactions with light, which for example is utilized in organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, quantum computers, or even in cancer therapy. In many of these applications, the electron spin,...

– University of Vienna

Chemical Science

New approach helps computers deal with conflicts and duplications when applying more than one clinical practice guideline to a patient

Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new method that could solve the problem of how to automate support of managing the complexities of care when applying multiple clinical practice guidelines, to patients with more than o...

– University of Warwick

Stud Health Technol Inform; Ebook: Health Informatics Vision: From Data via Information to Knowledge

How Much Are You Polluting Your Office Air Just by Existing?

Just by breathing or wearing deodorant, you have more influence over your office space than you might think, a growing body of evidence shows.

– Purdue University

2019 American Association for Aerosol Research Conference

Simultaneous Clean and Repair

Scientists have developed a novel and efficient approach to surface cleaning, materials transport, and repair.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Following the Data Trail to Accelerated Discovery

Software tracking how data were generated and transformed will enable better science.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

S&T’s NUSTL Assesses In-Suit Communications Equipment

In August 2019, DHS S&T NUSTL conducted a SAVER field assessment, supported by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), at the City of Seattle Joint Training Facility in Seattle, Washington.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

LLNL Team Reports Breakthrough in Ultrafast, High-Resolution Nanoscale 3D Printing

In the latest issue of Science, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers describe a breakthrough in nanoscale 3D printing, developing a scalable method of nanofabrication up to 1,000 times faster than any previous method has accom...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2019 at 14:00 ET

Supercomputing, neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein

Using the Titan supercomputer and the Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists have created the most accurate 3D model yet of an intrinsically disordered protein, revealing the ensemble of it...

– Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

PNAS, Sept-2019

Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions

One of the biggest challenges to implementing interprofessional education for health professions students is scheduling. Could virtual reality education help? A small new study, led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and focused on...

– Tufts University

Journal of Interprofessional Care

Addictive De-Vices: How We Can Unplug From This 21st Century Epidemic

We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them.

– Simon Fraser University

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory team mapped the locations of centromeres in Populus trichocarpa (poplar), and a subsequent analysis on the Titan supercomputer showed that genetic variants in the DNA sequence at the centromere and the sequence of a p...

– Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

Frontiers in Genetics, May-2019

App Passes Test to Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Various Eye Diseases

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test.

– Baylor University

Science Advances

Researchers use drones to weigh whales

Researchers from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) in Denmark and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the U.S. devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales using only aerial images taken by drones.

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2019 at 00:00 ET

Researchers from TU Delft discover real Van Gogh using artificial intelligence

What did Vincent van Gogh actually paint and draw? Paintings and drawings fade, so researchers from TU Delft are using deep learning to digitally reconstruct works of art and discover what they really looked like. ‘What we see today is not the pai...

– Delft University of Technology

Machine Vision and Applications

From Hate Speech to Hate Crimes

UNLV sociologist researches how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Deviant Behavior

Inventing the World’s Strongest Silver

A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever—42 percent stronger than the previous world record. It's part of a discovery of a new mechanism at the nanoscale that can create metals much stronger than any ever made before—while not losi...

– University of Vermont

Nature Materials

AI Technique Does Double Duty Spanning Cosmic and Subatomic Scales

While high-energy physics and cosmology seem worlds apart in terms of sheer scale, physicists and cosmologists at Argonne are using similar machine learning methods to address classification problems for both subatomic particles and galaxies.

– Argonne National Laboratory

New Study Reveals More Teens in Mexico Feel “Addicted” to their Mobile Devices than Teens in Other Countries Surveyed

"The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices in Mexico," is a study based on a survey of more than 1,200 Mexican teens and parents, and is led by USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay and Common Sense founder and CEO James P. Steyer. Mexico is the fou...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Centro de Cultura Digital

From Immigration Battle to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

Becoming an astronaut is challenging for anyone, but for School of Engineering senior Marissa Navarro, that dream was complicated by an eight-year fight to stay in the United States. Find out how she got the attention of NASA’s Mars 2020 deputy sur...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

A Washington University in St. Louis researcher has shown for the first time that the shape of a nanostructure has an effect on its ability to retain water.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Langmuir, Sept. 17

Your video can ID you through walls with help of WiFi

Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outs...

– University of California, Santa Barbara

25th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom)

New research identifies the strengths and weaknesses of super material

Imagine a velvety, soft material that is extremely light, but also strong enough to stop a bullet.

– Aarhus University

International Journal of Solids and Structures

Updates on balancing food production with environmental quality

Symposium to cover cross-cutting issues that apply to growers

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

Embracing the Digital Environment 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting

How Can Tech Innovation Reshape Biopharmaceutical Industry Amid Increasing Scrutiny?

The biopharmaceutical industry is in a period of transition. Medicine is becoming more precise, ROI for traditional drug development is drifting downward and pricing models are attracting scrutiny from regulators and consumers.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet

Since that first computer more than 30 years ago, ESnet has expanded to connect more than 40 major research institutions at speeds 15,000 times faster than a home network. From acting as an early adopter of protocols that now run the internet to maki...

Expert Available

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Michelle Strout

Michelle Mills Strout is a professor and the acting department head in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, formerly an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of Colorado State University.

Expert Available

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Top names in artificial intelligence in Chicago

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will convene a meeting Oct. 2-3, with top experts from across government, academia and industry to discuss future efforts in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

– Argonne National Laboratory

InnovationXLab Summit on Artificial Intelligence, Oct. 2-3, 2019


New Photovoltaic Research Partnership Spans Countries, Disciplines

Arizona State University is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, the Tyndall National Institute and Ulster University to improve solar technology.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Thunderbird School of Global Management Celebrates New Global Headquarters

Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management will break ground Monday on a new state-of-the-art global headquarters on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Mount Sinai Health System Named 2019 Most Wired

Mount Sinai Health System has earned the 2019 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired recognition according to survey results released this month.

– Mount Sinai Health System

DHS S&T Awards $199K to Atlanta's Bastille Networks, Inc. for Final Testing of IOT Solution

DHS S&T awarded $199,680 to Bastille Networks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia to deliver its IoT security solution that will enable system administrators to gain real-time situational awareness of threats on connected devices.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

A New Scientific Instrument for the Nation

A University of Delaware research team is playing a lead role in developing an instrument that will advance U.S. research by examining the movement of nanoparticles.

– University of Delaware

Ognjen Ilic, University of Minnesota, Honored with the 2019 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

The award will be presented at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

PNNL, Sandia, and Georgia Tech Join Forces in AI Effort

Scientists from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate on solutions to some of the most challenging problems in AI today, thanks to $5.5 million in...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

University of Vermont to Join FAA’s ASSURE Consortium

The University of Vermont will conduct research on the safe use of drones during emergencies for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE. The university has j...

– University of Vermont

UW-Milwaukee Battery Startup Awarded a Second Federal Commercialization Grant

A pair of academic researchers have federal funding for their startup, which will make battery parts from a unique, patented material called graphene monoxide. Their material dramatically boosts the energy storage capacity of li-ion batteries.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mount Sinai Innovation Festival Explores Artificial Intelligence

Eighth annual SINAInnovations festival on October 15-16 at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

– Mount Sinai Health System





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