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Article ID: 715871

New online master of engineering degree to be offered through Penn State World Campus

Penn State College of Engineering

Today’s engineers need to be equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of a modern society and to understand how to innovate and better streamline processes. In order to meet these needs, Penn State will offer a new online degree -- master of engineering in industrial engineering -- beginning in fall 2019 to meet these requirements.

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16-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 715800

NUS ‘smart’ textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times

National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have incorporated metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between wearable electronic devices. This innovation could have future applications in high-tech athletic wear and medical apparel.

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15-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Research for the next 50 years of space exploration

Article ID: 715712

Research for the next 50 years of space exploration

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the goal of expanding space exploration lives on in UWM labs, where research offers the potential for safer and longer cosmic flights.

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12-Jul-2019 12:20 PM EDT
Newswise: What Will It Take to Live on the Moon?

Article ID: 715564

What Will It Take to Live on the Moon?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University’s Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon. Benaroya, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has spent most of his career focusing on lunar settlement and space exploration issues.

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11-Jul-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715517

NUS scientists discover how to 'lock' heat in place using quantum mechanics

National University of Singapore

In a global first, NUS scientists have demonstrated that heat energy can be manipulated by utilising the quantum mechanical principle of anti-parity-time symmetry. Using this method, they were able to control the flow of heat in a material.

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10-Jul-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715584

Penn State Alumnus Leads Effort to Restore the Chesapeake

Penn State College of Engineering

Dana Aunkst, armed with his Penn State chemical engineering degree, has taken on the biggest challenge of his career so far: restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

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10-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist

Article ID: 715554

Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory played a critical role in the discovery of a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a “van der Waals material.” Researchers can tailor these nanowires in many different ways — twist periods from two to twenty micrometers, lengths up to hundreds of micrometers, and radial dimensions from several hundred nanometers to about ten micrometers. By this means, they can adjust the electrical and optical properties to optimize performance for different applications.

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10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715550

Bringing the blockchain into the physical world

Lancaster University

A kit made from everyday objects is bringing the blockchain into the physical world

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10-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Beat the Heat

Article ID: 715441

Beat the Heat

University of Utah

University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a “device,” that converts more thermal radiation into electricity. This could lead to devices such as laptop computers and cellphones with much longer battery life and solar panels that are much more efficient at converting radiant heat to energy.

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10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Berkeley Lab Scientists Earn Prestigious White House Early Career Award

Article ID: 715512

Berkeley Lab Scientists Earn Prestigious White House Early Career Award

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Two scientists with Berkeley Lab – and two faculty scientists jointly affiliated with Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley – are among 315 researchers named on July 2 by President Trump to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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9-Jul-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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