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Newswise: New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron spectroscopy is an important tool for studying magnetic and thermoelectric properties in materials. But often the resolution, or the ability of the instrument to see fine details, is too coarse to clearly observe features identifying novel phenomena in new advanced materials. To solve this problem, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed a new super-resolution software, called SRINS, that makes it easier for scientists to better understand materials’ dynamical properties using neutron spectroscopy.

Channels: Materials Science, Mathematics, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST

DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Channels: Budgets and Funding, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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Newswise: UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

University of California San Diego

A comprehensive analysis of 10,575 genomes as part of a multi-national study led by researchers at UC San Diego has revealed close evolutionary proximity between the microbial domains at the base of the tree of life, the branching pattern of evolution described by Charles Darwin more than 160 years ago in his book, On the Origin of Species.

Channels: All Journal News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Microbiome, Supercomputing, Technology, Staff Picks, Nature (journal),

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

Channels: Engineering, Nuclear Power, Technology, Terrorism, DOE Science News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
Research Results

Internet use reduces study skills in university students

Swansea University

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests.

Channels: Addiction, Apps, Education, Internet Trends, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Researchers Xin Li and Kaige Shi developed a zero-pressure difference method to enhance the development of vacuum suction units. Their method overcame leakage limitations by using a high-speed rotating water ring between the surface and suction cup to maintain the vacuum. They discuss their work in Physics of Fluids.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Materials Science, Physics, Technology, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
Research Results
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Inspired by Patients, Laerdal Medical Brings Latest Simulator Advances to IMSH 2020

Laerdal Medical

Healthcare professionals of all experience levels attend the IMSH conference to advance their skills, to impact change in their organizations, and, ultimately, to improve patient safety.

Channels: Healthcare, Marketing, Patient Safety, Technology,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
Research Results
Newswise: Russian Scientists Develop a

Russian Scientists Develop a "Smart" Chair to Correct Students’ Posture

South Ural State University

Scientists of South Ural State University have developed a "smart" chair that will allow you to form correct posture from childhood and therefore prevent many diseases. Currently, this development has no analogs in the world.

Channels: Bone Health, Children's Health, Education, Technology, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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DHS S&T Leads Smart City Tech Integration Pilot for St. Louis

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in St. Louis, Missouri in collaboration with the city, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the T-REX Innovation Center (T-REX).

Channels: Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Professors Create Free Research-Backed Games to Train Your Brain

New York University

University professors from New York and California designed and developed three digital games – available online and in the iOS and Google Play app stores – to help its users’ brains work more efficiently. While some digital games falsely claim to improve cognitive skills, these three games have actually proven to. Evidenced through a series of research studies, these games can help users boost memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility.

Channels: Apps, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Education, Gaming, Neuro, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:25 AM EST
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