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Newswise: Tiny Robotic Crab Is Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot
Released: 25-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Tiny Robotic Crab Is Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot
Northwestern University

Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot — and it comes in the form of a tiny, adorable peekytoe crab.

Released: 25-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Hertz Foundation Announces 2022 Hertz Fellows
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

From defending the nation’s digital infrastructure against cyberthreats to developing electronics that can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, the 2022 Hertz Fellows will address the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

Released: 25-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
FSU Internal Investment Program Helps Faculty Move From Lab to Market
Florida State University

Improved ceramics manufacturing, breakthrough medical screening tests and a more convenient way to detect nuclear particles earned funding from the latest round of a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace.

Released: 25-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Artificial Cilia Could Someday Power Diagnostic Devices
Cornell University

Cilia are the body’s diligent ushers. These microscopic hairs, which move fluid by rhythmic beating, are responsible for pushing cerebrospinal fluid in your brain, clearing the phlegm and dirt from your lungs, and keeping other organs and tissues clean.

Newswise: The Road to Success When It Comes to Mitigating Flood Disasters
Released: 24-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
The Road to Success When It Comes to Mitigating Flood Disasters
University of South Australia

As Australia continues to mop up after one of the wettest years on record, councils might want to consider a new flood mitigation strategy proposed by UniSA engineers - permeable pavements to suit specific soil and rainfall conditions.

Released: 24-May-2022 5:45 PM EDT
A good defect? Researchers discover helicoidal screw dislocations in layered polymers
Texas A&M University

Dr. Edwin L. Thomas, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and a team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Yonsei University recently discovered a helicoidal-shaped defect in layered polymers, uncovering how solvents can diffuse through layers and produce color changes.

Released: 24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne Scientists Use Quantum Computers to Simulate Quantum Materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers have used quantum computers to simulate spin defects, an important material property for the next generation of quantum computers.

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Released: 24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
FSU Researchers Collaborate with Business to Develop Next-Generation Superconducting Cables
Florida State University

Researchers at Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), in collaboration with Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies, have demonstrated a new, ready-to-use superconducting cable system — an improvement to superconductor technology that drives the development of technologies such as all-electric ships or airplanes.

Released: 24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering names esteemed scholar, innovator as new dean
Florida State University

Florida A&M University and Florida State University announced today the appointment of Suvranu De as the next dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. His first day is July 15.De is the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he serves as head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and director of the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine.

Newswise: DeepGI AI – A Thai Innovation for the Precision in Colorectal Polyp Detection
Released: 24-May-2022 8:55 AM EDT
DeepGI AI – A Thai Innovation for the Precision in Colorectal Polyp Detection
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Engineering and Chula Medicine co-invent an innovative device for a rapid gastrointestinal cancer detection that yields accurate results hoping to foster preventive medicine in gastrointestinal malignancy and reduce the number of cancer patients.

Newswise: E2 Mobility Enlists Cox Automotive Mobility for Fleet Services and Logistics
Released: 24-May-2022 7:55 AM EDT
E2 Mobility Enlists Cox Automotive Mobility for Fleet Services and Logistics
E2 Mobility

E2 Mobility will utilize Cox Automotive Mobility’s suite of digital and physical fleet solutions, including the company’s comprehensive service-management solution, fleet platform and vehicle connectivity solutions.

Released: 23-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Charting a safe course through a highly uncertain environment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed it, don’t know much about this environment.

Newswise: Nuclear rocket engine heat transfer research wins best student paper at NETS conference
20-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Nuclear rocket engine heat transfer research wins best student paper at NETS conference
University of Alabama Huntsville

A research paper about heat transfer inside the reactor of a conceptual liquid-fueled nuclear rocket engine by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) graduate student won best student paper at the American Nuclear Society’s recent Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS) conference

Newswise: University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Released: 20-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
University of Minnesota Student Uses Tiktok Dance Videos to Solve Problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

What if we used TikTok as a tool to further scientific research? University of Minnesota computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian is doing just that, using data from the app to create more realistic 3D digital avatars.

Newswise: Innovation Takes Off at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Released: 20-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Innovation Takes Off at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s largest independent institution specifically focused on ocean science, engineering, and education, today announced the establishment of the George and Wendy David Center for Ocean Innovation, the latest in a series of new initiatives aimed at cementing WHOI’s position as a national leader in ocean innovation and laying the foundation for a future of scientific discoveries, breakthrough technologies, and unparalleled advances on land and at sea.

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Released: 20-May-2022 3:05 AM EDT
Designers Find Better Solutions with Computer Assistance, but Sacrifice Creative Touch
Aalto University

A computer-guided approach to design can propose more solutions and balance out human inexperience and design fixation.

Newswise: Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment, Prussian blue
Released: 19-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment, Prussian blue
Nagoya University

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals, which are key metals in computer chips.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Differential Privacy the Correct Choice for the 2020 U.S. Census
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

New study from Columbia Engineering computer scientists supports the Census Bureau’s switch to differential privacy as a de-identification mechanism for the 2020 Census.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Using light and sound to reveal rapid brain activity in unprecedented detail
Duke University

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to scan and image the blood flow and oxygen levels inside a mouse brain in real-time with enough resolution to view the activity of both individual vessels and the entire brain at once.

Newswise:Video Embedded using-everyday-wifi-to-help-robots-see-and-navigate-better-indoors
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Released: 19-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot "see" where it’s going.

Released: 18-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Scallops swim into illuminated fishing pots
University of Exeter

Scallops are drawn to illuminated fishing pots like moths to a flame, new research shows.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Pair Creates Monitoring Toolkit to Speed Production of Biologic Drugs
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two Rutgers engineers specializing in the process of making drugs derived from living organisms have created an analytical tool they expect will accelerate the discovery and production of biologic drugs that are often at the cutting edge of biomedical research.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
How 3D-Printing Robots Could Power Greener Construction
Cornell University

A new 6,000-pound industrial robot at Cornell University can 3D print the kind of large-scale structures that could transform the construction industry, making it more efficient and sustainable by eliminating the waste of traditional material manufacturing.

Newswise: “Gold veins mined in the city” A technology to realize ‘urban mining’
Released: 17-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
“Gold veins mined in the city” A technology to realize ‘urban mining’
National Research Council of Science & Technology

In South Korea, which relies on imports for 99.3% of metal resources, the per capita consumption of metal resources is the highest in the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), and consumption of precious metals in various industries such as renewable energy, healthcare, and semiconductors is increasing.

Newswise: Rocket Engine Exhaust Pollution Extends High into Earth's Atmosphere
11-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Rocket Engine Exhaust Pollution Extends High into Earth's Atmosphere
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, researchers assessed the potential impact of a rocket launch on atmospheric pollution by investigating the heat and mass transfer and rapid mixing of the combustion byproducts. The team modeled the exhaust gases and developing plume at several altitudes along a typical trajectory of a standard present-day rocket. They did this as a prototypical example of a two-stage rocket to transport people and payloads into Earth's orbit and beyond and found the impact on the atmosphere locally and momentarily in the mesosphere can be significant.

Newswise: University of Minnesota Technology Allows Amputees to Control a Robotic Arm with Their Mind
Released: 17-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
University of Minnesota Technology Allows Amputees to Control a Robotic Arm with Their Mind
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A team of biomedical engineering researchers and industry collaborators have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Body cameras, live streaming bring search and rescue into the next generation
Simon Fraser University

New digital tools developed and tested at Simon Fraser University have the potential to revolutionize wilderness search and rescue efforts.

Newswise: Lighting up breast tumors during surgery
Released: 16-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Lighting up breast tumors during surgery
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an imaging method that would allow surgeons to better identify cancerous cells in breast tumor margins during surgery. This technique could lead to a reduction in follow-up breast cancer surgeries and reduce rates of breast cancer recurrence.

Released: 16-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Six Ways the Advanced Photon Source Is Making the World Better
Argonne National Laboratory

Pivotal discoveries at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source make the world better every day. Here are six that help us, inspire us and add to the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Newswise: $20 million UAH-led partnership to boost Alabama in plasma science and engineering
Released: 16-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
$20 million UAH-led partnership to boost Alabama in plasma science and engineering
University of Alabama Huntsville

Nine Alabama universities and one private firm are partnered in a new $20 million, five-year effort led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to develop transformative technologies in plasma science and engineering (PSE) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Released: 13-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
New study of train travel pre- and during Covid-19 suggests three ways to make commuting less stressful
Aston University

Dr Marin Marinov, lecturer in infrastructure systems and sustainable engineering in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, has conducted research into the rail passenger flow on the concourse of Birmingham New Street railway station prior to and during COVID-19.

Released: 13-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Dragonflies Use Vision, Subtle Wing Control to Straighten Up and Fly Right
Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have untangled the intricate physics and neural controls that enable dragonflies to right themselves while they're falling.

Released: 12-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce a Joint Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine in New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM), one of the first centers in the nation to bridge engineering and engineering science with medicine. This undertaking will build on a wealth of shared basic research discoveries, explore unique therapeutic innovations in cancer, Alzheimer’s and a myriad of infectious diseases; educate a new generation of biomedical leaders; and develop new technologies and processes that enhance patient outcomes in unprecedented ways. CEPM represents an evolution in the successful partnership between Mount Sinai and RPI, one that has secured over $70 million in shared research funding since 2013 with 90 percent of that provided by the National Institutes of Health.

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Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
New Tech Can Double Spectral Bandwidth in Some 5G Systems
Washington University in St. Louis

Using the properties of a unique class of materials, researchers, including Aravind Nagulu at the McKelvey School of Engineering, may have found a way to dramatically increase the bandwidth available for wireless communications.

Newswise: Towards more efficient, non-toxic, and flexible thin-film solar cells
Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Towards more efficient, non-toxic, and flexible thin-film solar cells
Ritsumeikan University

Climate change, one of the major global concerns today, has made it clear that fossil fuels are detrimental to our environment and are not sustainable.

Newswise: Argonne’s Globus software wins award at 2021 Data Mover Challenge
Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Argonne’s Globus software wins award at 2021 Data Mover Challenge
Argonne National Laboratory

Research data management platform Globus took home the Best Integrated Software Experience Award at the 2021 Data Mover Challenge.

Released: 12-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
The deadly impact of urban streets that look like highways
Ohio State University

Serious auto crashes in urban areas are more likely on city streets that look to drivers like highways, new research suggests.

Newswise: Black Holes as Noise Traps
Released: 12-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Black Holes as Noise Traps
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Anyone who lives in an old building with wooden floors knows the problem: Even if the neighbors from above glide across the floor with graceful elegance, it sounds as if you were living under a bowling alley. Impact sound is a challenge even for the most modern wooden buildings. Scientists at Empa are now tinkering with a solution.

Released: 12-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce a Joint Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine in New York City
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM), one of the first centers in the nation to bridge engineering and engineering science with medicine.

Released: 11-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Three NYU Tandon teams win $2.5 million from an NSF partnership to ensure resiliency is part of next-G wireless telecommunications
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

A new NSF initiative has awarded three teams of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering a combined $2.5 million to study and develop solutions for security vulnerabilities in wireless network hardware and software.

Released: 11-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Hitting a New Peak: Scientists Enhance X-Ray Data Analysis with Artificial Intelligence
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source have created a new method using artificial intelligence to speed up the analysis of X-ray diffraction data.

Newswise: Powering the Moon: Sandia Researchers Design Microgrid for Future Lunar Base
Released: 11-May-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Powering the Moon: Sandia Researchers Design Microgrid for Future Lunar Base
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories is well-known for designing reliable and resilient microgrids for military bases and vital city services. Now, Sandia researchers are working with NASA to design one for the moon.

Newswise: NIST finds wireless performance consistent across 5G millimeter-wave bands
Released: 10-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
NIST finds wireless performance consistent across 5G millimeter-wave bands
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Settling a key dispute in the wireless communications field, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that transmission performance is consistent across different bands of the millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum targeted for high-speed, data-rich 5G systems.

Newswise: New research may revise a theory of reacting flow
Released: 10-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
New research may revise a theory of reacting flow
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

The research team of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) for the first time clearly demonstrates that the effect on the flow reverses according to the degree of change in the properties due to the reaction in a reacting flow with production of viscoelastic material, through experiments involving high-precision rheological measurements and a newly proposed theory.

Released: 9-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The Clavius Project at SLUH Announces New Partnership with Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

The Clavius Project announced a new partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU) made possible by a $612,000 grant from the Thomas R. Schilli Foundation (TRSF) to Saint Louis University. The grant will bring robotics and STEM enrichment programming into underserved schools across St. Louis through a partnership with SLU and its Ignatian Service Minor.

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Released: 9-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Hidden Distortions Trigger Promising Thermoelectric Property
Brookhaven National Laboratory

In a paper just published in the journal Advanced Materials, a team of scientists from Northwestern University and Brookhaven National Laboratory describe the previously hidden sub-nanoscale origins of exceptional thermoelectric properties in silver gallium telluride. The discovery reveals a quantum mechanical twist on what drives the emergence of these properties—and opens up a completely new direction for searching for new high-performance thermoelectrics.

Released: 9-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
NYU Tandon researcher wins NSF CAREER Award for boosting the ability of robots to navigate in challenging environments
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected an NYU Tandon School of Engineering researcher developing novel solutions to the foundational perception-action problem in autonomous robotics to receive its most prestigious award for promising young academics.Giuseppe Loianno — an assistant professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, as well as a faculty member of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and NYU WIRELESS — received a 2022 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, more widely known as a CAREER Award, which supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

Newswise: ‘Their Flexibility Is Their Strength’
Released: 9-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
‘Their Flexibility Is Their Strength’
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Over the past decade, just as the invention of the silicon microchip revolutionized electronics, crystalline minerals called perovskites have helped researchers discover new, innovative electronics and energy technologies. Now, at Idaho National Laboratory, researchers are using perovskites for different energy applications: converting fuel into electricity or producing valuable chemicals such as ethylene, hydrogen or ammonia.

Newswise:Video Embedded multi-tasking-wearable-continuously-monitors-glucose-alcohol-and-lactate
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6-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate
University of California San Diego

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once.

Released: 9-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
The 2022 Society for Biomaterials, Technology Innovation and Development Award goes to Dr. Guillermo Ameer and the Acuitive Technologies Team
Acuitive Technologies

The honor recognizes biomaterials research that significantly benefits patient health and outcomes.


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