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Newswise: ACAAI Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
ACAAI Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Due to COVID-19, this year's ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting will be held virtually.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
New Research Reveals Privacy Risks of Home Security Cameras
Queen Mary University of London

An international study has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Getting real with immersive sword fights
University of Bath

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's actions or intentions.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Digitize your dog into a computer game
University of Bath

Researchers from the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitise your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Technology for cloud efficiency for databases during data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic
Purdue University

A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases.

Newswise: Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
2-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Not long ago, the center of our galaxy exploded. Our primitive ancestors, already afoot in Africa, probably saw the resulting flare. Now Hubble detects that flash's signature in a huge tail of gas orbiting the galaxy some 200,000 light-years away.

Released: 29-May-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance have relied on the roll of a die, the flip of a coin, or the shuffling of cards to bring some randomness into the proceedings.

Released: 6-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
John Wilson, MD, FAANS, Elected AANS President
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Presidential appointment, Executive committee members, First virtual Board of Directors, Business meetings for Association.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
What’s the Best Way to Identify Male Hemp Seedlings?
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

More farmers are growing non-intoxicating strains of cannabis, or hemp, for CBD production. This new market has led to commercial genetic tests for early determination of hemp plant sex. A new study has found that these tests may not all produce accurate results.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

When threatened, the marine parchment tube worm secretes a sticky slime that emits a unique long-lasting blue light. New research into how the worm creates and sustains this light suggests that the process is self-powered.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Use Bacteria to Help Plants Grow in Salty Soil
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

A new study has shown that salt-tolerant bacteria can be used to enhance salt tolerance in various types of plants. The new approach could increase crop yield in areas dealing with increasing soil salinity.

Newswise: ‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior
Released: 13-Apr-2020 4:40 PM EDT
‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior
University of Washington

After surveying smartphone users, UW researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020. After carefully monitoring the ongoing global crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the association’s leadership determined that rescheduling is the best way to safeguard the health of meeting attendees, partners, and staff, which is AACC’s number one priority.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see
Ohio State University

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users. The study’s findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviors about which end users know little to nothing.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Endocrine Society to hold ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society will host its largest-ever online meeting in June to ensure endocrine researchers and clinicians continue to have access to the latest scientific information, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: How people investigate — or don't — fake news on Twitter and Facebook
Released: 18-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
How people investigate — or don't — fake news on Twitter and Facebook
University of Washington

UW researchers watched 25 participants scroll through their Facebook or Twitter feeds while, unbeknownst to them, a Google Chrome extension randomly added debunked content on top of some of the real posts.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Endocrine Society cancels ENDO 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns
Endocrine Society

Today, following the latest reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health authorities in San Francisco, the Endocrine Society announced the necessary cancellation of ENDO 2020.

Newswise: Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Released: 2-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EST
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
University of Washington

UW researchers interviewed 22 athletes and staff members from three college athletics programs to see how collecting data from college athletes might encroach on their autonomy.

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Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves
Washington University in St. Louis

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet away.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 7:00 AM EST
University of Texas at Dallas Computer Scientists’ New Tool Fools Hackers into Sharing Keys for Better Cybersecurity
University of Texas at Dallas

Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach developed by University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers’ tactics. The information is then used to train the computer to recognize and stop future attacks.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Speakers announced for 2020 Experimental Biology meeting
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting, to be held April 4–7 in San Diego. Bringing together more than 12,000 life scientists in one interdisciplinary community, EB showcases the latest advances in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology.

Newswise: New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST
New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices
University of California San Diego

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio developed by UC San Diego engineers. It enables Wi-Fi communication at 5,000 times less power than commercial Wi-Fi radios.

Newswise: Insects’ Ability to Smell is Phenomenally Diverse, a New Protein Structure Hints at How
12-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Insects’ Ability to Smell is Phenomenally Diverse, a New Protein Structure Hints at How
Biophysical Society

Mosquitoes find us by our odor molecules binding to odor receptors on their antennae, bees are drawn to flowers the same way, whereas ticks detect an approaching host using receptors on their forelegs.

Newswise: Like a Microscopic Mars Rover, a New Technique Tracks Individual Protein Movement on Live Cells
12-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
Like a Microscopic Mars Rover, a New Technique Tracks Individual Protein Movement on Live Cells
Biophysical Society

The piece of gold that Richard Taylor was thrilled to track down weighed less than a single bacterium. Taylor, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute, was working to follow individual nanogold-labeled molecules that move just nanometers, billionths of a meter.

Newswise: Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
Released: 13-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
University of Washington

Using 30 years of satellite data, UW researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C).

Released: 12-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
Toxicological Research on E-cigarettes, PFAS, Cannabinoids, Wildfires, and More to Be Presented during the SOT 59th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo
Society of Toxicology

With 80+ Featured and Scientific Sessions and 2,000+ presentations showcasing advances in fundamental and translational sciences and emerging disciplines and technologies, the 59th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo of the Society of Toxicology is the largest forum for toxicological research in the world.

Newswise: Livermore scientist garners early career achievement award for forensic science
Released: 11-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
Livermore scientist garners early career achievement award for forensic science
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A chemist who is the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Forensic Science Center is the recipient of the 2020 “Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award.”

Newswise: LLNL computer scientists explore deep learning to improve efficiency of ride-hailing and autonomous electric vehicles
Released: 4-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
LLNL computer scientists explore deep learning to improve efficiency of ride-hailing and autonomous electric vehicles
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are preparing the future of commuter traffic by applying Deep Reinforcement Learning — the same kind of goal-driven algorithms that have defeated video game experts and world champions in the strategy game Go — to determine the most efficient strategy for charging and driving electric vehicles used for ride-sharing services.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST
Fred Hutch scientists host press event on future of medicine at AAAS annual meeting
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will host a press breakfast Feb. 14 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held Feb. 13-16 in Seattle.

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Released: 3-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
A material benefit to society, Sandia scientist elected AAAS fellow
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Tina Nenoff was elected by her peers fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for outstanding accomplishments in nanoporous materials and technology through research and group effort leadership, particularly in ion and gas separations for energy and environmental applications."

Newswise: NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring
National University of Singapore

Two studies from the National University of Singapore demonstrate that insects can learn from their previous experiences and adjust their future behaviour for survival and reproduction.

Newswise: The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards
Released: 31-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards
SLAS

Science and technology awards were announced during SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition, the annual flagship event of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Each year SLAS recognizes several exceptional attendees and exhibitors who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission.

Newswise: New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020
Released: 29-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020
SLAS

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announced the winners of its annual New Product Awards Monday afternoon at the 9th Annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA, USA.

Newswise: Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps
Released: 8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Using Hubble and a new observing technique, astronomers have uncovered the smallest clumps of dark matter ever detected. Dark matter is an invisible substance that makes up most of the universe's mass and forms the scaffolding upon which galaxies are built.

Newswise: Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion
Released: 8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers using Hubble have made the most precise measurement yet of the universe’s expansion rate using the gravitational lensing method, which is independent from the usual cosmic distance ladder.

Newswise: Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life
Released: 8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble observations suggest that orange stars, slightly cooler than our Sun, are better hangouts for life. There are more of them in our galaxy, they live much longer than our Sun, and unleash less deadly radiation than red dwarf stars.

Newswise: Story Tips: Weather days, grid balance and scaling reactors
Released: 6-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Story Tips: Weather days, grid balance and scaling reactors
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2020

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Released: 5-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
NASA's Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has photographed a majestic spiral galaxy, UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away. The galaxy is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. Astronomers want to know how it got so big.

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Released: 5-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
The Turbulent Life of Two Supermassive Black Holes Caught in a Galaxy Crash
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to create the most detailed image yet of the gas surrounding two supermassive black holes in a merging galaxy.

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Released: 5-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
NASA's Great Observatories Help Astronomers Build a 3D Visualization of Exploded Star
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers and visualization specialists have combined the visible, infrared and X-ray vision of NASA's Great Observatories to create a 3D representation of the dynamic Crab Nebula—the tattered remains of an exploded star.

Newswise: Simulated Image Demonstrates the Power of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope
Released: 5-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Simulated Image Demonstrates the Power of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA’s upcoming Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), scheduled for launch in the mid-2020s, will have the power to survey the sky 1,000 times faster than the Hubble Space Telescope, with Hubble-quality detail, in the near-infrared.

Newswise: LLNL physicist elected to lead Division of Plasma Physics of American Physical Society
Released: 23-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
LLNL physicist elected to lead Division of Plasma Physics of American Physical Society
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Denise Hinkel was elected vice chair of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) during the annual meeting Oct. 21.

25-Nov-2019 9:35 AM EST
Risk Analysis Powers Air Pollution Solutions
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Air pollution exposure threatens human health both outdoors and when polluted air infiltrates homes, offices, schools and vehicles. Exposure to certain particulate matter can cause respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system issues, especially in vulnerable populations. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore new ways to measure and track air pollutants to reduce public health risk.

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Released: 11-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
Researchers develop first mathematical proof for key law of turbulence in fluid mechanics
University of Maryland, College Park

What if engineers could design a better jet with mathematical equations that drastically reduce the need for experimental testing? Or what if weather prediction models could predict details in the movement of heat from the ocean into a hurricane?


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