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Article ID: 704324

Seven ORNL researchers named 2019 INCITE award winners

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Seven researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been chosen by the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, also known as INCITE, program to lead scientific investigations that require the nation’s most powerful computers. The ORNL-based projects span a broad range of the scientific spectrum and represent the potential of high-performance computing in ensuring America’s scientific competitiveness and energy security.

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21-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704034

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

PLOS

Three clinical trial participants with paralysis chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse.

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14-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST

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Article ID: 704241

Progress of Unmanned Aerial Systems Program at UTEP is Soaring

University of Texas at El Paso

Michael McGee, Ph.D., has made UTEP the focal point of efforts to significantly improve public safety and bolster border security through the utilization of drone technology. His ability to bridge communication between various governmental agencies has not only elevated UTEP’s drone program, it has also increased the campus’ footprint.

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19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704232

NSF grant supports center to develop microfluidics-based solutions

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $500,000, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics. The center, also known by its initials CADMIM, has two sites — one at UIC and another at the University of California, Irvine — and focuses on developing miniature devices that can perform biochemical analytical functions quickly and cheaply.

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19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704198

U.S. DOE approves HARC proposal under a non-competitive action to address flaring issues, solutions and technologies

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Flaring issues vary across the U.S. with complex regulatory, economic and infrastructure frameworks. A team comprised of researchers from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) will evaluate the current state of technologies and regulatory and economic environments, to identify technical and economic solutions for further investigation and demonstration.

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19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704069

Engineers use game theory to quantify threats of cyberattacks on power grid

Iowa State University

Iowa State engineers are turning to game theory to help quantify threats of cyberattacks on the power grid. They're also developing cybersecurity tools that could help protect the grid and could be adapted to other cyber-physical infrastructure such as oil, natural gas and transportation systems.

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19-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    18-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703866

Helping Marvel Superheroes to Breathe

American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and the Wasp possess the ability to temporarily shrink down to the size of insects, while retaining the mass and strength of their normal human bodies. But a new study suggests that, when bug-sized, Ant-Man and the Wasp would face serious challenges, including oxygen deprivation. Those challenges, along with their solution-microfluidic technologies, will be described at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-20.

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13-Nov-2018 11:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 704159

Argonne Adapting Continuous Flow Processing to Complex Nanomaterials to Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne ‘s Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies the science of chemical reactions together with powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemicals and nanosized materials.

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16-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704116

Geochemist E. Bruce Watson Recognized for Eminence in Mineralogical Research

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has recognized E. Bruce Watson, a geochemist and Institute Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with its highest honor, the Roebling Medal, bestowed for scientific eminence in the broad field of mineralogical science.

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16-Nov-2018 9:25 AM EST

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