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Article ID: 702032

Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has named Mercedes Taylor and Chen Wang its first Jill Hruby Fellows. The honorees have each been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in technical leadership, comprising national security-relevant research with an executive mentor.

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11-Oct-2018 9:35 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702021

Studies Reveal Powerful Links Between Economic Development, Technology and Geopolitical Cooperation to Reduce Climate Change

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University researchers are trying to determine key links between economic development, technology, politics and human decision making in the context of climate change. Their research published in two peer-reviewed journals helps shed light on the complex topic.

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10-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702009

Prescience: Helping Doctors Predict the Future

University of Washington

UW engineers developed a new machine-learning system that can help anesthesiologists predict the likelihood that a patient will experience low blood oxygen levels during surgery. This condition, called hypoxemia, can lead to serious consequences, such as infections and abnormal heart behavior. The team’s system also gives real-world explanations behind its predictions. The researchers estimate that it could improve the ability of anesthesiologists to prevent 2.4 million more hypoxemia cases in the United States every year.

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10-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701905

Bringing Robotics To Girls In Ghana

Texas A&M University

Dr. Judy Amanor-Boadu, an electrical engineering former student, is creating new STEM opportunities for girls in Ghana. Amanor-Boadu ’13 ’18 was inspired during her graduate studies at Texas A&M University to start a series of girls’ robotics clubs in her home country of Ghana.

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

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Article ID: 701962

Penn Medicine Launches Initiative to Transform Electronic Health Record Systems

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Doctors, nurses and clinical staff will lead efforts to transform the electronic health records at Penn Medicine, recognizing them as a tool just as important as scalpels to modern health care delivery.

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10-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701948

The Fine Print

University of Utah

A team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons to greatly improve a patient’s recovery. A person with a badly damaged ligament, tendon, or ruptured disc could simply have new replacement tissue printed and ultimately implanted in the damaged area.

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10-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701945

Researchers Develop 3-D Printed Objects That Can Track and Store How They Are Used

University of Washington

Engineers at the University of Washington have developed 3-D printed devices that can track and store their own use — without using batteries or electronics. Instead, this system uses a method called backscatter, through which a device can share information by reflecting signals that have been transmitted to it with an antenna.

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9-Oct-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701926

Scientists Forge Ahead with Electron Microscopy to Build Quantum Materials Atom by Atom

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s vision of building tiny machines from the atom up.

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9-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701924

Students Develop Method to Create Indoor Virtual Maps Using Behavior Data

Kennesaw State University

In a recent study, students sought applications for a self-updating virtual map that could guide users through a space that experiences frequent changes to its layout, such as a museum or grocery store.

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9-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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