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Article ID: 708296

Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

University of British Columbia

Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.

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19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708228

Gearing up for 5G: A miniature, low-cost transceiver for fast, reliable communications

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have designed a 28 GHz transceiver that integrates beamforming[1] with dual-polarized multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO[2]) technology.

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18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707962

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks.

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18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708214

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 18, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL neutrons investigate novel carbon capture crystals; gleaning valuable Twitter data to quickly map power outages; ORNL’s lightweight, heat-shielding graphite foam test yields positive results in fusion reactors; open source software scales up analysis of motor designs to run on supercomputers

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18-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 708221

Engineers develop placenta-on-a-chip to study caffeine transport from mother to fetus

Iowa State University

Iowa State's Nicole Hashemi has used her expertise in microfluidics to lead development of a device that models a human placenta. She and her research team have used the "placenta-on-a-chip" to study transport of caffeine from the mother, across the placental barrier, to the fetus.

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18-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708213

Machine learning unlocks plants' secrets

Michigan State University

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, combined plant biology and machine learning to sort through tens of thousands of genes to determine which genes make specialized metabolites.

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18-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
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    16-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707937

How Do We Conserve and Restore Computer-Based Art in a Changing Technological Environment?

New York University

Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists, in collaboration with time-based media conservators, have created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principles.

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12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708199

Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients

Georgia Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance.

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15-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 708164

DOE launches its first lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell

Argonne National Laboratory

The launch of the Energy Department’s first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center, will help the United States grow a globally competitive recycling industry and reduce our reliance on foreign sources of battery materials.

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15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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