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Article ID: 702641

Researchers design “smart” surfaces, creating promise of safer implants and more accurate diagnostic tests

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University have solved a vexing problem by engineering surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions.

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23-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702663

Engineering team seeks patent for low-cost, 3D-printed lab equipment

Kennesaw State University

Looking to replace expensive lab equipment used by engineering students, a team of Kennesaw State University researchers have developed a series of take-home educational devices that can be made for as little as $30 using 3D printing technology.

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23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702657

S&T Program Seeks Answers to Pressing Cyber-Risk Economics Questions

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

When it comes to improving the cybersecurity posture of the nation’s critical infrastructure and vital data assets, there are a host of questions that need to be answered before actionable cybersecurity risk-management strategies can be developed and resources deployed.

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23-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702654

CSUCI receives $1.2 million grant to continue building STEM pathways to college

California State University, Channel Islands

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) $1,204,632 million in continued support of Project PROMESAS (Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM).

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23-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702635

NYC-based mobile lab brings studies to under-represented groups

Cornell University

A New York City-based mobile communication lab is enabling researchers to diversify their pool of study participants to include those rarely surveyed and hardest hit by society’s problems.

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23-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702558

Motion Sickness vs. Cybersickness: Two Different Problems or Variations on the Same Condition?

American Physiological Society (APS)

Contrary to previous research, severe motion sickness and cybersickness—a type of motion sickness that stems from exposure to virtual reality—may be considered the same clinical condition, according to researchers. The findings, the first to study both conditions in the same group of people, are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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23-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702613

Memory-Steel - a New Material for the Strengthening of Buildings

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

A new building material developed at Empa is about to be launched on the market: "memory-steel" can not only be used to reinforce new, but also existing concrete structures. When the material is heated (one-time), prestressing occurs automatically. The Empa spin-off re-fer AG is now presenting the material with shape memory in a series of lectures.

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Article ID: 702591

New Technology Encodes and Processes Video Orders of Magnitude Faster Than Current Methods

University of California San Diego

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster--several orders of magnitude faster--than the current state of the art.

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22-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702608

New Definition Returns Meaning to Information

Santa Fe Institute

Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. In a new paper, Santa Fe Institute researchers propose a broadly applicable, fully formal definition for this kind of semantic information.

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22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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