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Article ID: 709696

Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water From Air

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Engineers at UT Austin combined hydrogels - materials designed to be “super sponges” - that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating. The tech could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.

Released:
15-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709679

Virtual Reality Studio opens at UAB to expand education, research into a 3D environment

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Enhanced technologies at UAB’s Lister Hill Library allow education and research to be conducted in a virtual space by students, faculty and staff.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Education

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Education, Technology

Article ID: 709650

Handling Trillions of Supercomputer Files Just Got Simpler

Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new distributed file system for high-performance computing being distributed today via the software collaboration site GitHub provides unprecedented performance for creating, updating and managing extreme numbers of files.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 2:25 PM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    14-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709423

Fighting leaf and mandible

University of Utah

What is the primary driver in tropical forest diversity–competition for resources, or herbivore pests? For the first time, biologists compared the two mechanisms in a single study, analyzing how neighboring trees influence the growth and survival of species of the tree genus Inga in the Panama rainforest.

Released:
11-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709628

Engineers work to scale up tests of heated pavement

Iowa State University

Iowa State engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to test heated-pavement technology developed on campus. The test slabs at the Iowa DOT are smarter and more complex than the research group's previous tests at the Des Moines International Airport.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709593

SPIT Lab Leading the Effort to Analyze Hair, Expand Research on Puberty

Iowa State University

Puberty is something we all go through and yet there is limited science to explain how it affects our physical and mental health. The answers to these questions may be found in our hair.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    13-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709545

Eligibility Verification Could Save Billions in Improper Federal Benefit Payments

MITRE

MITRE Announces Payment Integrity Challenge Winner, Citizen Wallet concept by SAP, which could improve federal agencies’ ability to verify applicant eligibility for benefit payments.

Released:
13-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 709589

New Method to Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

University of Washington

UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.

Released:
13-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709558

New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

University of Delaware

New research from the University of Delaware suggests pairing two forms of minimally invasive, light-triggered therapy may be a powerful new option in combatting a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer.

Released:
13-Mar-2019 11:50 AM EDT
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    13-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709489

Research Finds Simple Urine Test Allows for Rapid Diagnosis of Preeclampsia

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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