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Article ID: 702525

Engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702524

Argonne and Capstone receive funding to advance thermal energy storage technology

Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corp. have received $380,000 in DOE Technology Commercialization Funding to refine Argonne’s high-efficiency, fast charging/discharging latent heat thermal energy storage system (TESS) for use in building applications and process/manufacturing industries.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702513

Novel Space-Detecting Algorithm May Prove to Be a Panacea for Parking Problems

University of Alabama Huntsville

Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, a computer science master’s student at UAH, is developing a novel space-detecting algorithm that relies on Big Data analytics and deep-learning techniques to lead drivers directly to an empty parking spot.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 702467

AVS and AIP Publishing Expand Partnership to Launch AVS Quantum Science

AIP Publishing

AIP Publishing and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (AVS) today announced an agreement to publish AVS Quantum Science, a new online interdisciplinary journal. The announcement coincides with the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition in Long Beach, California, from October 21-26, 2018.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702444

Caliburn, New Jersey’s Supercomputer, Catalyzes Cutting-Edge Research

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Caliburn, a supercomputer with the computational power of more than 10,000 standard desktop computers, is catalyzing diverse, innovative research at Rutgers University and across New Jersey, according to the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702436

Blue Ribbon Panel: Now is the Time to Consider Child Passenger Safety in Self-Driving Vehicles

Safe Kids Worldwide

With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America’s roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or self-driving vehicles to take immediate action to protect the safety of child passengers.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 1:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 702435

Estimating the Feeding Habits of Corals May Offer New Insights on Resilient Reefs

University of California San Diego

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters take advantage of the increased food availability. The findings reevaluate scientific understanding of how corals survive and could aid predictions on coral recovery in the face of climate change.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702419

S&T Provides Real-Time Technology Solutions in Response to Major Hurricanes

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

As Hurricane Florence approached the United States East Coast this September and Hurricane Michael approached Florida, emergency managers and responders looked to predictive, situational awareness and decision support tools to help them prepare for the impending landfall and to respond once the storm arrived.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702421

3-D Printed Prototype Sets the Stage for Bionic Eye Replacements

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, with support from NIBIB, used a 3-D bioprinting technique to print photordetectors onto a curved surface. Through the combination of design innovation and the use of materials—including synthetic conducting polymers, functional electronics, and biological tissue—the team is creating prototypes of multiple replacement body parts, including skin, ears, spinal cord, and now a bionic eye.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702414

New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at Work

Cornell University

Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, Cornell University researchers have developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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