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Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Owners of electric multicookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions, a new study suggests: sanitization of N95 respirator masks.

Newswise: Supercomputers Simulate Environmental Changes in Chesapeake Bay
Released: 7-Aug-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Supercomputers Simulate Environmental Changes in Chesapeake Bay
University of California San Diego

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) researchers used supercomputer simulations to examine impacts of both regional and global changes affecting the Chesapeake Bay. They discovered that historical increases in fertilizers and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have forced the bay to behave increasingly like a small sea on a continental shelf rather than a traditional estuary.

Newswise: Wayne State receives DOE grant to develop catalysts for renewable energy generation
Released: 7-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Wayne State receives DOE grant to develop catalysts for renewable energy generation
Wayne State University Division of Research

This research will focus on the development of efficient electrochemical systems for energy generation and storage. The proposed work will have a significant impact on the development of efficient energy conversion systems.

Newswise: Scientists use CRISPR to knock down gene messages early in development
3-Aug-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Scientists use CRISPR to knock down gene messages early in development
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Andalusian Center of Developmental Biology at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, have harnessed the technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate development.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:50 PM EDT
DHS S&T Innovation Programs Share Partnership With Oakland-Based Start-Up
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T SVIP and the DHS SBIR program are leveraging their innovative funding mechanisms to further develop a critical cybersecurity technology from CryptoMove, Inc., a start-up based in Oakland, California.

Newswise: UAH gets $1.1 million grant as lead in research on safe use of drones in disasters
Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:45 PM EDT
UAH gets $1.1 million grant as lead in research on safe use of drones in disasters
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will receive $1.1 million of the $3.3 million in research, education and training grants awarded to universities that comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).

Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
How Technological, Socioeconomic and Geopolitical Forces are Altering Everything We Know about Marketing
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A new study examines technological, socioeconomic and geopolitical forces altering the marketing industry -- including deepening consumer relationships -- and the implications for marketing managers, educators and researchers.

Newswise: Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame showed that people are nuanced about how their location is tracked.

Newswise: Take a guided ‘tour’ of SuperCam on the new Mars rover
Released: 6-Aug-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Take a guided ‘tour’ of SuperCam on the new Mars rover
Los Alamos National Laboratory

NASA’s new Perseverance rover, which just started its seven-month journey to Mars, carries on board what is likely the most versatile instrument ever created to understand the planet’s past habitability: SuperCam—and a new podcast will tell listeners all about it.

Newswise: Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Released: 6-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Horizon31, LLC, of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed a novel communication system that allows users to reliably operate unmanned vehicles such as drones from anywhere in the world using only an internet connection.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Nanoparticle system captures heart-disease biomarker from blood for in-depth analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a method combining sticky nanoparticles with high-precision protein measurement to capture and analyze a common marker of heart disease to reveal details that were previously inaccessible.

Newswise: A Closer Look at Water-Splitting’s Solar Fuel Potential
Released: 6-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
A Closer Look at Water-Splitting’s Solar Fuel Potential
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar fuels.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Algorithm Created By “Deep Learning” Identifies Potential Therapeutic Targets Throughout Genome
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A team of researchers have developed an algorithm through machine learning that helps predict sites of DNA methylation – a process that can change the activity of DNA without changing its overall structure – and could identify disease-causing mechanisms that would otherwise be missed by conventional screening methods.

Newswise: FAU’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT
FAU’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Florida Atlantic University

Four FAU researchers have received the coveted NSF Early Career (CAREER) award for research to develop a low-cost, disposable point-of-care platform to detect current and emerging infectious diseases; for a cognitive screening tool for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease using wearables and a smartphone; for mathematical tools and new ways of coding to enhance cybersecurity; and to better understand how marine animals tune, or dynamically adjust their movements using their skin and skeletons.

Newswise: Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language Sounds
3-Aug-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language Sounds
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh and UC San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that a simple, earbud-like device developed at UCSF that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer’s ability to learn sounds of a new language.

4-Aug-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue
University of Cambridge

The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future, according to Cambridge researchers.

Newswise: UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today
Released: 5-Aug-2020 5:15 PM EDT
UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today
University of Illinois at Chicago

Groundbreaking approach in high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy has been judged to be one of the 10 best microscopy innovations in the 2020 Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition.

Newswise: Promising new research identifies innovative approach for controlling defects in 3D printing
Released: 5-Aug-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Promising new research identifies innovative approach for controlling defects in 3D printing
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists use temperature data to tune — and fix — defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.

Newswise: Turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
Released: 5-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
Argonne National Laboratory

University reports a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low cost.

Newswise: Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology chief marks a major milestone in completing his 2,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and one of the few hospitals in the state designated to teach surgeons about this technique.

Newswise: Helping protect medical professionals
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Helping protect medical professionals
Sandia National Laboratories

A media comprised of a sandwich of materials, tested by Sandia National Laboratories, is being manufactured into N95-like respirators that could be used in local medical facilities. The project originated from the urgent need for personal protective equipment when the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Newswise: NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:30 PM EDT
NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has launched an ambitious effort to use artificial intelligence, computation, and medical imaging to enable early disease detection, inform successful treatment strategies, and predict individual disease outcomes of COVID-19.

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Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Assembling Offshore Wind Turbines
University of Delaware

To meet the current and anticipated demand for offshore wind, we’re going to need marshalling ports, large waterside sites with the acreage and weight-carrying capacity necessary to assemble, house and deploy the huge wind turbines ready to ship out into the ocean. A new study from the University of Delaware has identified two prime east coast locations for marshalling ports on either side of the Delaware bay.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
RSNA, ACR and AAPM Launch Massive Open-Source COVID-19 Medical Image Database via NIBIB contract with Univ. of Chicago
American College of Radiology (ACR)

The nation’s largest medical imaging associations are developing the new Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), an open-source database with medical images from tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients. The MIDRC will help doctors better understand, diagnose and treat COVID-19.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
The University of Chicago is awarded a major federal contract to host a new COVID-19 medical imaging resource center
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new center hosted at the University of Chicago — co-led by the largest medical imaging professional organizations in the country — will help tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by curating a massive database of medical images to help better understand and treat the disease. The work is supported by a $20 million, two-year federal contract that could be renewable to $50 million over five years.

Newswise: Interpreting the Human Genome’s Instruction Manual
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Interpreting the Human Genome’s Instruction Manual
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab bioscientists are part of a nationwide research project, called ENCODE, that has generated a detailed atlas of the molecular elements that regulate our genes. This enormous resource will help all human biology research moving forward.

Newswise: Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Brookhaven National Laboratory

rookhaven Lab is moving its Summer Sunday program to an online format for 2020. Over three Sundays this summer, the Lab will host a series of live, virtual events for everyone to interact with the Lab in a new way. Each event will feature a guided tour of a Brookhaven Lab facility followed by a live Q&A with a panel comprised of the facility’s scientists.

Newswise: Application of machine learning can optimize hurricane track forecast
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Application of machine learning can optimize hurricane track forecast
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

When a hurricane approaches, providing a few extra hours’ notice can be the difference between life and death. Now, Penn State researchers report that applying a machine learning technique to a group of possible storm paths could help meteorologists provide more accurate medium-term forecasts and issue timely warnings to communities in the path of these potentially deadly storms.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Incorporating Solar Harvesting Into the Side of Buildings Could Enhance Energy Sustainability
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. In research published recently in Renewable Energy, a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by Diana-Andra Borca-Tasciuc, a professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, demonstrated the potential of wedge-shaped luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These efficient modular solar units could easily be hung on the side of a building.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NASA Awards STTR Research Grant To Geisel Software And UNLV For Robot Simulation Platform for Source Search and Mapping
Geisel Software, Inc.

Geisel Software, a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm, and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Newswise: University of Miami Health System Launches Remote Monitoring Televigilance Program for Select COVID-19 Patients
Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:50 AM EDT
University of Miami Health System Launches Remote Monitoring Televigilance Program for Select COVID-19 Patients
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami Health System has launched the UHealth Televigilance program, allowing providers to remotely monitor and care for COVID-19 patients who might otherwise need to continue care in inpatient settings.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Big Opportunity for Telemedicine Emerges from COVID-19 Crisis
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Phillip Phan, the Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses promising developments in the field of telemedicine – developments that, ironically, may have been sped up by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 5-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Warwick Moto’s electric superbike build racing ahead despite lockdown
University of Warwick

A team of 25 students who formed Warwick Moto are designing, building and developing an electric superbike which was due to race this summer

Newswise: Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools
Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Scientists use a smartphone camera to easily measure soil density — a key metric for analyzing our soils

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Released: 5-Aug-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Break it down: A new way to address common computing problem
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new algorithm for solving a common class of problem -- known as linear inverse problems -- by breaking them down into smaller tasks, each of which can be solved in parallel on standard computers.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 5:35 PM EDT
New study shows how infrared lasers destroy harmful protein aggregates in Alzheimer's
Tokyo University of Science

A notable characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the formation of harmful plaques that contain aggregates--also known as fibrils--of amyloid proteins.

Newswise: UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize detection and treatment of depression.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Researchers support college in making data-driven decisions
Cornell College

Behind the scenes of some big decisions, a student-faculty research team is sifting through extensive amounts of COVID-19 data to provide insight to Cornell College campus leaders.

Newswise:  Making the Switch
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Making the Switch
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As higher education pivots to online instruction, the CSU leads the way in exploring and implementing innovative new approaches to teaching, learning and engagement ... all with an eye on student success.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Surface clean-up technology won't solve ocean plastic problem
University of Exeter

Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows.

Newswise: Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Real-time measurements captured by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt, a critical raw material used to make batteries and magnets for modern technologies.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Blockchain startup ‘Avalanche’ raises $42M in first sale
Cornell University

Avalanche, a new blockchain platform built around research first conducted at Cornell University, raised $42 million in less than five hours during the first public sale of its digital currency token, held July 15.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Dr. Thomas Rimmele, Director of NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, Named One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business
National Solar Observatory

Dr. Thomas Rimmele from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Solar Observatory joins the 11th annual list of awardees from such companies as Netflix, Google, and Patagonia, as well as institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Newswise: Machine Learning Probes 3D Microstructures
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Machine Learning Probes 3D Microstructures
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists have developed a machine learning technique for materials research at the atomic and molecular scales. The technique visualizes and quantifies the atomic and molecular structures in three-dimensional samples in real time. It is designed primarily to identify and characterize microstructures in 3D samples.

Newswise: Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
South Dakota State University

Imaging engineers at South Dakota State University are testing a prototype device that may soon be used to calibrate satellite sensors and conducting research to validate new remote sensing products.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Consumers don’t fully trust smart home technologies
University of Warwick

Smart home technologies are an emerging market, with some households installing voice controlled appliances and smart security

Newswise: 35-second scan could pick the next sporting champion
Released: 3-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT
35-second scan could pick the next sporting champion
University of South Australia

How hard is it to pick the next Usain Bolt, Ian Thorpe or Anna Meares? Finding a world champion often falls to talent scouts and involves years of hard work, but could it be as simple as a 35-second body scan?

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:15 PM EDT
DHS S&T, DOT Select University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Research Interoperability for 911 Public Safety Comms
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, in partnership with DOT, has selected the CIRI, a DHS COE led by the UIUC, to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems.


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