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Article ID: 719125

Shape-Shifting Robot Built from “Smarticles” Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Georgia Institute of Technology

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719211

Studying the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the workforce

Michigan State University

A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the future workforce. Shelia Cotten, professor in the Department of Media and Information, who is a leading expert on the use and impacts of emerging technologies, will lead the team, which will draw from organizational psychology, economics, sociology, geography, technology and transportation engineering.

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18-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719164

Researchers explore fish movement to enhance underwater robots

Penn State College of Engineering

To understand the sensing, control and physics of fish-swimming with the goal of mimicking their performance in advanced robotics, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Houston and the University of Virginia, have recently been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

Article ID: 719128

ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab’s ESnet is one of five organizations leading an effort to create a nationwide research infrastructure that will enable the computer science and networking community to develop and test novel architectures that could yield a faster, more secure internet.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New Technologies Send Data Sailing Across the Cloud

Article ID: 719081

New Technologies Send Data Sailing Across the Cloud

MITRE

Article chronicling journey of MITRE experts to develop technology solutions that would enable sponsors to move data and information within sub-platforms of a cloud environment—even across competing clouds—without data loss or security concerns, which resulted in two patents.

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17-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719087

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help in forecasting whether a blaze is going to be small, medium or large by the time it has run its course – knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources.

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17-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says

Article ID: 719041

Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says

University of Washington

Are you willing to ride in a driverless car? Researchers at the University of Washington studied how Americans’ perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who’s driving.

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16-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Standing room only AIAA crowd engages in UAH student’s warp drive theory speech
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Article ID: 718912

Standing room only AIAA crowd engages in UAH student’s warp drive theory speech

University of Alabama Huntsville

A standing room only crowd at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Indianapolis, Ind. heard an overview of the state of the art of warp drive theory and the feasibility of a future working system. Engage.

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12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Small Things

Article ID: 718938

Small Things

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Melissa Santala, assistant professor of materials science at Oregon State University, and her team of graduate students are studying the microstructure behavior of metals and oxides at an atomic level to find more efficient ways to speed up catalysis. Her goal is to make chemical processes both more efficient and cost effective.

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16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

Article ID: 718974

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

North Carolina State University

Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material – where spins weren’t thought to correlate long enough to do so. This effect, “paramagnon drag thermopower,” converts a temperature difference into an electrical voltage.

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13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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