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    17-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712829

Ultra-Clean Fabrication Platform Produces Nearly Ideal 2D Transistors

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering researchers report that they have demonstrated a nearly ideal transistor made from a 2D material stack—with only a two-atom-thick semiconducting layer—by developing a completely clean and damage-free fabrication process. Their method shows vastly improved performance compared to 2D semiconductors fabricated with a conventional process, and could provide a scalable platform for creating ultra-clean devices in the future.

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14-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713086

NSF grant unites cross-campus researchers to study and optimize flying robots

Penn State College of Engineering

Researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering recently received a $389,919 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate, explore and innovate new flying mechanisms for micro air vehicles (MAVs) to better mimic the performance and agility of flying animals.

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17-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713071

Argonne releases updated computer model to help bioenergy developers conserve water

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers continue to help bioenergy developers manage water resources through the recently released update of an online computer model, Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources (WATER). Providing an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the development of bioenergy, WATER allows industry leaders to make better-informed decisions about what types of feedstock are most appropriate for use in water-limited areas.

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16-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713055

Scientists develop technology to capture tumor cells

University of Georgia

Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack to one side, leaving only the needle behind? That’s the strategy researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering followed in developing a new microfluidic device that separates elusive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a sample of whole blood.

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16-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713065

Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as 'creepy'

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is “creepy.”

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16-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713038

Using Information Technology to Promote Health Equity – Update in Medical Care

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

An innovative health information technology (IT) program helps primary care providers to detect and manage depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traumatized refugees, reports a study in a special June supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713022

WVU receives $8.2 million software gift from LMKR for energy geology coursework and research

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

LMKR, an international petroleum technology company, has partnered with West Virginia University to expand student and faculty access to industry-leading software.

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16-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712995

To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words

Cornell University

According to Cornell researchers, social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating. However, the most accurate model for predicting successful debaters combines information about social interactions and language, the researchers found.

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16-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT

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