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Newswise: UF/IFAS Researchers Close in on a Tastier Tomato

Article ID: 717773

UF/IFAS Researchers Close in on a Tastier Tomato

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed Tasti-Lee™ tomato – and it will feature improved flavor and aroma.

Released:
21-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: New Tools to Minimize Risks in Shared, Augmented-Reality Environments

Article ID: 717740

New Tools to Minimize Risks in Shared, Augmented-Reality Environments

University of Washington

UW security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users’ privacy and security.

Released:
20-Aug-2019 1:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 717678

How Ergonomic Is Your Warehouse Job? Soon, an App Might Be Able to Tell You

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how ergonomic their jobs are in real time.

Released:
19-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Newswise: The Importance of Communicating About (Nuclear) Science

Article ID: 717531

The Importance of Communicating About (Nuclear) Science

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Communicating about science is a challenge. Bridging the gap between conversations with colleagues immersed in the language of the laboratory and audiences ranging from educated and curious to uninterested or even distrustful can be daunting. Add to that the potential consequences of miscommunication—particularly in high-stakes fields like nuclear materials management and nonproliferation, where political, safety, and security issues exacerbate the task—and some scientists might be tempted to run from the microphone. But scientists at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management recently hosted two sessions on why it's important to communicate, and tips for making it easier.

Released:
15-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717511

New Tools Help Detect Digital Domestic Abuse

Cornell University

A new clinical model developed by Cornell Tech researchers aims to respond systematically and effectively to the growing array of digital threats against victims of intimate partner violence. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, the researchers created and piloted a questionnaire, a spyware scanning tool and a diagram for assessing clients’ digital footprints.

Released:
15-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717462

#MeToo media coverage sympathetic to but not necessarily empowering for women

Carnegie Institution for Science

The #MeToo movement has encouraged women to share their personal stories of sexual harassment.

Released:
14-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 717375

AI tool characterizes a song's genre & provides insights regarding perception music

University of Southern California (USC)

The debate can finally be put to rest--Lil Nas X's record-setting, chart-topping hit "Old Town Road" is indeed country. But it's also a little rock 'n roll. And when you analyze the lyrics and chords together, it's straight-up pop.

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13-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Article ID: 717306

Smartphone Apps May Connect to Vulnerable Backend Cloud Servers

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don’t even know exists.

Released:
11-Aug-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717153

Researchers Hack One of the World's Most Secure Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have managed to take control of a Siemens programmable logic controller (PLC), considered to be one of the safest controllers in the world. PLCs are used in a wide spectrum of operations including power stations, water pumps, vehicles, and smart homes.

Released:
8-Aug-2019 8:40 AM EDT
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    6-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716037

AACC Announces 2019 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2019 Top Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 44 different companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

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24-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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